One of the most innovative and highly touted features on Samsung’s new Galaxy Note II is the device’s Multi-Window ability. Suddenly multi-tasking has become possible. For example, users can now have two applications open on-screen at any one time – a browser window up top, and a YouTube video down below all without slowing down the phone.
Well it appears Samsung may be planning on incorporating this feature on its other flagship device the Galaxy SIII. Although Samsung has just issued an update to Android 4.1.1 to the SIII, it seems they are already focused on the next major software update. According to reports from SamMobile, the SIII will be updated to Android 4.1.2 before the end of the year, and that new firmware will also include one of the Galaxy Note 2′s killer features – multi-window support.
SamMobile has shown to be have a great track record for revealing Samsung news ahead of any announcements so this certainly appears to be real. Also it definitely isn’t too surprising considering the international SIII and Note II share much of the same hardware.
The Note 2′s multi-window feature allows true multi-tasking by having two applications open on-screen at any one time. Not all apps are supported yet, but all major Google and Samsung apps work perfectly, as do some third-party offerings like Twitter.
If these reports are true, we’re sure S3 owners will be eagerly awaiting that 4.1.2 update.