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Last Updated: August 6th, 2013

While the AT&T Galaxy S III received its Android 4.1 update way back in December 2012, it still had yet to get the Samsung "Premium Suite" upgrade with the much-vaunted multi window feature. Starting today, that update is rolling out - a full two months after even infamously-slow Verizon managed with its own S III. Better late than never, I guess.

Here's AT&T's brief changelog:

Software update includes

  • Multi Window: You can open two different apps at the same time into two different windows on the mobile screen.
  • Auto Share Shot with NFC: By setting the camera to "Auto Share Shot" mode, you can quickly share your photos and videos by simply tapping their GALAXY S III with other NFC and S-Beam enabled devices
  • Camera features: Paper artist and best face options.
  • AT&T apps: AT&T services, Drive Mode, AT&T Locker; Family Map, Live TV, and SmartWifi have been loaded.
  • Other enhancements:  Includes calendar, SD Card, and S-Voice enhancements.

It's not a huge update by any means, but it does provide a slight Android version bump, and for the customization crowd, probably a lot of various exploit and other security fixes. Safe to say it's probably not a good idea to go flashing this if you want to keep root access.

The new build is version UCDMG2, while the current build is UCDLK3. You should be able to check for the update and find it starting today (though it may be rolling out in groups), and by August 7th AT&T will begin pushing update notifications to those who have not yet downloaded it.

AT&T Support

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  • Ben McGuire

    I received a similar update from Metro PCS on my GS3 yesterday

  • Floris

    When will the "Where is my 4.3 ota????" start? Now probably?

  • ants1993

    Now we wait a year for 4.3

  • dave

    It's about damb time!!! When my contact is up I'm leaving at&t Fu#k you at&t... now have a nice day

    • Art

      at&t is the best. Your fault for not rooting and getting custom rom long ago.

  • mgamerz

    Who cares about Multi-Window? I'm excited for
    AT&T apps: AT&T services, Drive Mode, AT&T Locker; Family Map, Live TV, and SmartWifi have been loaded.

  • Nick

    Ha, really. 4.1.2... really AT&T and Samsung. Man, I'm glad I switched to Tasks' 4.2.2 AOKP rom a year ago. Great choice. And he is working on a 4.3 update as we speak. Common AT&T/Samsung, 'get yo shit togetha'!

    • acer1096xxx

      It's all AT&T. Samsung had 4.1.2 on Sprint back in April.

      • Art

        If I made the call at at&t for offical rom I would have waited till last as well when the bugs and problems the other carriers have had to get sorted out first. Let them be the gini pigs.

  • Victoria D.

    I was hoping to also get Photosphere & some other goodies with the update. .. Also, any idea how large the update file is & will it disturb my other apps? (I'm hoping I won't get anything deleted...)

  • Moses

    I updated my GS3 and now every time i open up folders on my home screen the animation is very choppy. how can i fix this? is anyone else experiencing this?

  • Lonnie

    Just got the 4.1.2 update. Now I cannot swipe names in my address book to call them???? Anyone else have this issue? How do I fix it?

  • juan antonio

    4.1.2 that is best at&t mmm i guess i have to try other company

  • Garonal

    Well, my wif, who is on the same contract as me, and has a GS3, got her update on Jul. 31, me personally, still waiting. About to root soon. Frustrated, big time.