Samsung brings Multi-Window & Premium Features to the Galaxy S3 4.1 update

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Samsung has worked hard to set their version of Android apart from the rest, especially in Android 4.0. With the update to Android 4.1, Samsung is seeking to add some new features to the Galaxy S3, including the Multi-Window feature found on the Galaxy Note 2.

Samsung is offering a suite of new features to Galaxy S3 owners who have been eagerly awaiting the next version of Android on their smartphones. When each carrier pushes the Jelly Bean update to the Galaxy S3, there will be several new “premium” features available to the users. Some of the features that have been announced so far include a Facebook ticker on your lockscreen and the ability to embed more than just time and location into your photos — you’ll be able to include comments, facial tags, and other contextual information. Each of these features will need to be enabled separately, which means crawling through Samsung’s increasingly complicated menu system to locate the individual features. The big feature announced by Samsung today though, and the one that will be used by the most people, is Multi-Window support.

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Originally released with the Galaxy Note 10.1, and then again with the Galaxy Note 2, Samsung’s Multi-Window feature enables the user to run two apps on the same screen at the same time. Unlike the current definition of multitasking for iOS and Android, where applications run in the background and you only have control over one app at a time, Multi-Window enables the user to have two apps running on the screen, with a bar splitting the screen in half so you can interact with each app separately. Originally this feature was only available to Samsung apps, but over time many developers have enabled support for the feature. Now, the feature supports most apps in the Google Play Store.

These new features will be available as soon as your carrier pushes the Android 4.1 update to your phone. This means that not all Galaxy S3 users will have access to the feature at the same time. Based on previous update delays, it could be weeks or even months before the update is available on every Galaxy S3. Samsung plans to unveil more premium features that will be included in the update soon, so stay tuned.

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