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Verizon releasing a major software update for the Samsung GALAXY S III

May 31, 2013

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Verizon releasing a major software update for the Samsung GALAXY S III

Good news Verizon customers with a Samsung GALAXY S III: your phone is about to get a serious software update that will bring a host of fixes and new features to S III users, including Multi Window capability and the Best Shot camera feature.

The Galaxy’s Multi Window option is a powerful feature for heavy multitaskers who use a variety of apps. It allows them to operate two apps at the same time, and adjust, switch, or close each window. The ability to smoothly operate multiple apps simultaneously on a smartphone is directly dependent on the capability of its processor. The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile processor powering the experience is designed to allow the S III to multitask without any lag.

In addition to Multi Window, the software update will incorporate the Best Shot feature, which takes a burst of five photos in quick succession, then picks the best one to give you better odds of a crisp, well-lit image.

In addition to those notable updates, Samsung GALAXY S III users with Verizon will see a slew of customary tweaks and bug fixes

  • They will be able to bill their Verizon account when making purchases on Google Play, making the app buying experience more seamless.
  • Near-field communication (NFC) will be easier to turn on and off, Wi-Fi will be easier to use in Hotspot mode, and Lock Screen function will be improved.
  • Users will also be able to rearrange their icons by frequency of use with Contextual App Link, and there will also be a Contextual Tag feature which lets users tag weather, locations, and friends in videos and photos.

Some Verizon users are already seeing alerts for the “JZO54K.I535VRBMD3” software upgrade, but if you haven’t been among the lucky first crop of users to get access, don’t worry. The upgrade should be made available to everyone over the next few days.

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