If you are still in possession of a Samsung Galaxy S3 device on T-Mobile, we have some very good news for you this week. The Galaxy S4 may be available on the network, but T-Mobile are still keeping up with their support for the old model we’re pleased to see. A new software update is available, bringing the T-Mobile Galaxy S3 to Android 4.1.2.
More importantly, it specifically adds the very useful multi-window feature, which will allow users to use two apps simultaneously side-by-side – perfect for multitasking lovers. It essentially means that you can open up a video on YouTube, having it playing and then continue to view the video as well as another app next to it at the same time.
Android 4.1.2 on the Galaxy S3 also adds an auto-pairing feature via NFC, as well as some enhanced camera options that picture lovers will appreciate. The update officially started rolling out on May 13, so hopefully a lot of you should have already received a notification to update to Android 4.1.2 OTA.
Once installed, you should have a new baseband of T999UVDMD5 – you can check this in your device settings. If you are yet to receive a notification, you can also attempt to push the update manually in phone settings, or grab the update using your computer and the Samsung Kies software.
As always, make sure you are on a WiFi connection and have sufficient battery life available. T-Mobile has said that the update is around 168MB in size, so make suitable requirements as necessary. We think it’s nice that T-Mobile dropped the update during the Galaxy S4 launch fever – just a nice reminder that the love is still there from the carrier for those that are deciding to hold on to the Galaxy S3 for a little while longer.
Have you received the update to Android 4.1.2 yet in your area?
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