A nice treat for Galaxy S III owners on US Cellular is dropping today. An update to version R530UVXAMD4 is going out via OTA soon, but you don't have to wait. US Cellular says you can pull the update manually from the Software Update menu. The full update can also (at some point) be downloaded from Samsung and flashed to the device over USB. US Cellular's link currently points toward to the last update.


This update is based on Android 4.1.2, so there's no surprise 4.2 update. Sorry, it's the same underlying version from the March update. There's still some neat stuff in the package, though. Here's the full changelog from US Cellular:

  • Added Premium Suite feature including:
    • Multi Window : Two apps can be operate at the same time by dividing screen with two windows
    • Contextual Page : device suggests apps and widgets related of the status of device
    • Contextual Tag : 1. Tag Weather, Place and People information automatically when user takes photo or video. 2. Add Place and Time information on Voice Recording file name when it is created
    • Contextual Menu : Arrange apps in order to feaquency of usage in Task Manager and Attachment List
    • Samsung Gallery : Categorize and show photo and Videos
    • My Files : My Files (like GalaxyNote My Files) is included
    • Paper Artist : Varios Picture Taking Effect, Provide Emotional Editing Function after taking pictures
  • Added Smart Switch
    • Tool to transfer content from old phone to Galaxy device
  • Fixed Home Screen security
  • Fixed LCD backlight off

Multi-windows sounds like a great addition, and Smart Switch is also pretty handy. Although, we can't figure out what the "context page" is. You'll have to be on WiFi to download it directly to your device.

[US Cellular]