Update: WIND, Mobilicity, Videotron and Eastlink Galaxy S3 upgrade to OS 4.1.2 now available

Ian Hardy

July 10, 2013 3:15pm

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WIND Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 users are reporting that the upgrade to OS 4.1.2 has arrived on their device. This brings several new additions, mainly Premium Suites feature that include multi-window support, a few new camera and gallery improvements, Paper Artist and Group Play. Check your device and let us know if you’ve received it: Settings >> About Phone >> Software Update.

Update: It seems like the update to OS 4.1.2 has made its way to Mobilicity, Videotron and Eastlink.

(Thanks Brandon, Salem, Todd!)

  • Gsizzle

    Wow, this late?

  • Samuel Gomez Recuero

    It also arrived for Videtron users but without paper artist

    • Friedrich Dehem-Lemelin

      Yes there is paper artist. Go check in your app tray. I’m with Videotron also.

    • Samuel Gomez Recuero

      I’m sure we did, but will check again. Thx

  • Darren

    Wonder if 4.2.2 will ever come to this device? Got the 4.1.2 a few weeks ago (Rogers) and it is great, but with the carrier approval process taking so #$%^! long, I’m really hoping this isn’t the final update for the S3.

    • Samuel Gomez Recuero

      I hope so too.

    • Tony Sarju

      Samsung has stated that stated that The GS3 and GN2 will both receive 4.2.2 eventually.

  • Mel Llanes

    Hope wind user get better battery life and no lag like I got for my rogers 4.1.2 update.

    • southerndinner

      Wipe your phone after every update, you won’t see lag

    • Mel Llanes

      Did it twice still lags ang kills my battery like crazy.

    • Samuel Gomez Recuero

      Tried turning data off while not using it? I found that with that off (since I’m on wifi most of the time) and without gaming my battery last the whole day.

    • Bman2k4

      Data is the number one reason why your phone won’t last for the day. It’ the bbiggestbbattery life drainer. I recommend using juicer defender. It turns off 3g when the screen is off and back of when the screen is on

    • Super_Deluxe

      For the battery problems, Turn off LTE if you have it on and turn on power saving mode and check the CPU and Screen saving options. Got way better battery life doing those two things.

    • Samuel Gomez Recuero

      I only turn LTE if needed otherwise stay on 4G or completely off

    • Techie01

      I say your on “4G” all the time since Wind is too cheap to Upgrade to LTE, your invoice is prob printed on dot matrix printer.

    • chris

      Too cheap? Do you have any knowledge of how spectrum works? You can’t just put up whatever towers you want. You have to bid on spectrum… hence the significance of the 700MHz auction coming up.

  • Super_Deluxe

    So does the wifi disconnection issue exist in this version too or has it been fixed? Can’t connect to any wifi hotspots without the Internet connection going out randomly and it telling me that the signal is poor when it shows full bars. Hope Samsung fixes thiss soon, it’s annoying as h3ll to keep going back to LTE to use the Internet on my phone.

  • Andrew yvR

    Where can we see a change log?

    • KrispyInTO

      changes that i found

      -multi window support
      -new app called paper artist(cool app kinda like paper camera)
      – the camera now has a different focus box and makes a different noise when focused.
      -camera has best photo and best face features added
      – Group play app is added
      -web browser now shows a fadded grey out area when theres no tabs instead of just a blank white page
      -smart rotation feature added(tells if your head is tilted so it wont rotate screen)

      other things under the hood are some security patches and improved speed for hspa+

      performance and battery is the same on 4.1.2 for me

  • ChameleonX

    Is anybody having issues with the camera app after the update? I keep getting the Camera Failed warning.

  • hiren

    i m wind customer but still i didnt received any upgrade

    • AlphaEdge

      I’m on Wind, and I got it. The phone notified me, it was available, and also Kies indicated it was available. Check Kies, if the phone if not telling you.

  • Pascal Bouffard

    I’m with videotron and I got the update. The multi windows feature is awesome

  • Colin Fu

    Access to software update availiable upon request i cant get the update it just keeps saying that any suggestions?

    • Darren

      Download Kies, you will be able to update it from your desktop/laptop. Worked for me on Rogers.

  • Theo

    Only 2 weeks behind the Rogers. Not bad.

  • Guest

    At least WIND got the Premium Suite features. I have a Telus S3, now on another carrier, and still haven’t seen them despite having 4.1.2 for what seems like for ever.

  • ineptone

    At least WIND got the Premium Suite features. I have an S3, Telus branded but now on another carrier, and still haven’t seen them despite having 4.1.2 for what seems like forever.

  • samwist23

    Now my S3 says I’m on 4G. This is very stupid and misleading, what was wrong with H and H+?

    • jeff kaczor

      Because did you ever notice it bounce from H+ H & 3G When it would be in H or H+ it would drop to 3G and work slow then it would keep bouncing badly if you dont have full bars then even if you had 3 bars it would go to 3G then when you use internet it would force it to H then bounce back to 3G and mess up the speed. Now it forces it to stay in 4G that is the same as H or H+ so it makes it stay with a faster speed all the time now its not always changing speeds its staying at a consitant speed.

  • FlageJan1

    EH-MA-GERD

  • Iman Roy

    All these were out via kies on June 23rd. OTA is slower. Update via kies next time.

  • Jacob Anthony Voth

    got it, but its only 4.1.2 youd think being this late they would give us the full 4.2.1 at least.