U.S. Cellular's Samsung Galaxy S III receiving update with Multi-Window and other new featuresAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Multi-Window is one of the most popular features of Samsung's Galaxy series of Android products, allowing the user to run two apps at once by giving each app half of their device's screen. The feature has been steadily making its way to U.S. carrier branded Galaxy S III models recently, including those on T-Mobile and Verizon, and today another operator is bringing Multi-Window to its Galaxy S III.
U.S. Cellular has announced a new update for its flavor of the Galaxy S III that will bring it up to baseband version R530UVXAMD4. The update brings with it Samsung's Premium Suite of features that it originally announced for the Galaxy S III late in 2012. U.S. Cellular's list of features that are included with this Premium Suite update is as follows:
- Multi-Window – 2 applications can be operating at the same time by dividing the screen into 2 windows
- Contextual Page – Device suggests the apps and the widget related to status of device
- Contextual Tag – (1) Tag Weather, place and people information automatically when user take photo or video. (2) Add place and time information on voice recordings file name when it was created.
- Contextual Menu – Arrange applications in order of frequency of usage in Task Manager and Attachment list
- Samsung Gallery – Categorize and show photos and videos
- My Files – My Files option is turned on like Galaxy Note II
U.S. Cellular says that this new update is currently making its way to Galaxy S III owners over the air, so if you count yourself as part of that group, you'll want to keep an eye out for an update notification in the coming days. A manual update method is also planned for those users that don't want to wait for the OTA push, but that option is currently unavailable because the new software hasn't been uploaded to Samsung or U.S. Cellular's sites yet. While we wait to hear more, why don't you U.S. Cellular Galaxy S III owners watch for the OTA and start making a list of all the apps that you want to run side-by-side with Multi-Window?