Samsung Galaxy S3 owners could be in line for one of the Galaxy Note 2’s best received features with a future software update, reports suggest.
According to SamMobile, when Samsung brings Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean to its flagship phone it will bring multi-window support with the addition of its phablet, the Galaxy Note’s SmartScreen feature.
This split-screen mode enables Note 2 owners to run two apps simultaneously on their displays, meaning they could for instance be typing an email while keeping an eye on some football highlights on YouTube.
It had previously been surmised that, as with the version of 4.1.2 for Nexus phones, the sole new additions would be the option to expand notifications with a single finger swipe, a few bug fixes and the odd performance optimisation.
News of Sammy’s plans comes as the phone-maker began pushing out the previous version of Android, aka 4.1.1, to the S3 earlier this week – some six months after the phone hit the market toting the 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) edition of Google’s platform.
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