It’s about time! After three months of waiting and disappointment over US Cellular’s Android 4.1.2 update, the regional carrier has finally decided to send out the Premium Suite Upgrade (the second part of the 4.1.2 update) to its Galaxy S3 users.
Recently, Galaxy S3 users were told that they would receive an Android 4.2.2 update, and it would bring the Premium Suite Upgrade (PSU) to GS3 users. However, yesterday, US Cellular decided to go ahead and send the Premium Upgrade under the Android 4.1.2 umbrella. There is still no set date or approximate date for the 4.2 update, but the PS upgrade should do.
This second part of the Android 4.1.2 upgrade should provide all the things that you GS3 users missed in the first part of US Cellular’s upgrade: Contextual Page Buddy, Contextual Tag, Contextual Menu, Multi-Window Mode, a new Samsung photo gallery, Contextual Menu, and Smart Switch.
Contextual Tag, Menu, and Page Buddy are all part of your GS3′s awareness of what apps you use the most (contextual menu), what you’re doing at the moment (contextual page buddy), and when and where you take photos (contextual tag). While the current GS3 under the first portion of the 4.1.2 update only allows you to tag time and date, the new contextual tag will include place, personal information, and weather as well.
For users who want to download it directly, you can go to the US Cellular download site and pick up your GS3 update today. If you are a US Cellular customer who has found some new features that you like and would recommend, please let us know in the comments. Enjoy your multi-window mode; as a US Cellular GS3 customer, I know I will.