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Samsung Galaxy S III with Android 4.2.1 demonstration video surfaces

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Samsung Galaxy S III with Android 4.2.1 demonstration video surfaces
Samsung has just unveiled the Galaxy Note 8.0 to directly compete with the iPad mini but that device is only running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Problem is that is not the latest version of the Android platform available - it’s Android 4.2. Actually, all of Samsung’s recent devices run on 4.1, including the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II.

All of them are expected to soon get bumped up to 4.2.1 Jelly Bean with its lockscreen widgets and nice little tweaks to the user interface. And unofficially, Android 4.2 has already been released in the form of a leaked ROM. A user Damian Kidd took the 4.2 ROM and flashed it on its Galaxy S III device, bringing us the first look at how Android 4.2 will run on Samsung’s devices.

You can see it in a five-minute video the user recorded showing all the new things coming in Android 4.2 (and of course the way lockscreen widgets are implemented). Take a look below.

source: Damian Kidd

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posted on 24 Feb 2013, 06:30 6

1. hateftotti (Posts: 138; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Can't wait to have it on my Note II.
That will be great to have widgets on lock screen ;)

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 08:32 4

13. easymomo (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Knowing Samsung, they may be tempted to wait the launch of the Galaxy S4 before seeding this update.
Please Samsung, we (note II users) are waiting for this update so don't take too long before seeding.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 08:57 1

15. JGuinan007 (Posts: 633; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Good luck Samsung left the OG Note on ICS til just a week ago it got JB and that was only for international version carrier versions will probly never get it. I think you can expect the same update experience on the Note II as well and I hope you have International version.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 10:11 3

17. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


You should be grateful you are getting updates, you think its just easy to write software just like that let alone a complete rom, even galaxy s2 got 4.1.2.

By the way he forgot to show Daydream, its really cool when you are docking or charging the phone

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 12:50 2

27. StalkinUrMom (Posts: 110; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


I was genuinely surprised when the S2 got 4.1
That's more than I can say for my HTC Sensation which was released around the same time...Go Samsung.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 06:34 11

2. MrJerry (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


I LOVE CAMERA VOICE COMMAND!

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 06:41 3

3. hateftotti (Posts: 138; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Although even it was on 4.0.4 S3,it is still a cool and useful feature ;)

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 06:46

4. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


hope the update comes soon for my note 2..as much as i've been following my twitter feed,the update is officially coming sometime in Q2 for the s3 and note 2.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 06:49

5. Zarak (Posts: 23; Member since: 21 May 2012)


What about Photo Sphere?

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 07:31

10. draconic1991 (Posts: 130; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


There's no photo sphere....atleast in the leaked ROM from which the video was made :(
Bt reports suggested that samsung is developing something called orb which is an advanced version of photo sphere...according to some roumours even the galaxy s4 will get it after release via an update....so hopefully s3 will get it too...hopefully..

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 06:51 2

6. oister85 (Posts: 396; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I bet that guy wanna to kill that fly so bad.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 07:05

7. walie (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Me too I Can't wait to have it on my Note II

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 07:14

8. Tsoliades (Posts: 211; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


I hope it comes to my Galaxy SII after the Android 4.1 update, or else I might just have to flash a ROM.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 07:19 1

9. raphael007 (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


that fly gotta go......

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 08:00 6

11. ChafedBanana (Posts: 359; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


TouchWiz will forever lag.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 09:26 2

16. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I agree.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 10:18 6

19. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Idiot!, go and sort out your one screen bunch of huge icons on IOS before coming to comment on advanced OS'es here

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 10:42 4

21. MistB (Posts: 571; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Is one surprised by your IOS love, fyi the IPhone does have the odd hiccup and lag if too many programmes are open, specifically between web browsers/heavy handed gaming. Not the smooth experience it's cracked up to be, I pretty much use everything from BB-IOS and every OS has it's faults. In fact, ironically I don't experience such hiccups on my S3 mini, it's a zippy little thing despite being only dual core.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 21:09

34. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Good Morning Bot :)

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 10:16 7

18. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


whatever you may say, touchwiz is the most feature rich OS out there, practical and makes people life just a little bit more easier, I wonder where you seen those lags, every OS has a bit of hiccup when you boot or start at first so just STFU and swallow your jealousy

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 10:38 1

20. MistB (Posts: 571; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


It's not official final ROM, whatever your using won't be as effective or as intuitive as what Samsung use, rest assured

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 08:20

12. catt4u (Posts: 64; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


I'm sure he got the rom from the XDA developers site.

Here is where you can get the rom (and how to flash it on your SIII):

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1835931

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 08:48 6

14. jove39 (Posts: 1278; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Damn...Samsung has really improved on product support...think one x will be my first and last HTC device.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 10:51 1

22. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Awesome! :D

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 11:15 1

23. papss (unregistered)


I can't even look at that phone without laughing at how ugly and cheap it looks

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 12:22 3

24. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Its the best selling phone in 2012, so go figure!

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 13:55 5

29. maccess (Posts: 598; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


you're just so butthurt and jealous my friend.. even this article has nothing to do with your lumia , why you keep coming and bashing this phone?? grow up kid..

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 14:22

30. papss (unregistered)


don't be dumb.. first off I'm no "kid" as you put it. I vote with my $ and I would never give SS the time of day as they make cheap products regardless of whats inside. Second I see you in everything WP related spewing your moronic comments so I'm pretty sure I can comment whereever I chose.. typical butthurt comment makes you sound like a pullstring toy that has the intelligents of said product.. come up with something new next time will ya?

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 14:33 2

31. maccess (Posts: 598; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


really?? i thought i never bash in any wp article or i don't even care to read anything about wp related news.. c'mon kid is it really me?? and yes you act like a butthurt kid.. your comment above just the proof.. you always said that you don't trust this site anymore.. then wtf you're doing here kid?? do i have to say more??

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 14:38 1

32. papss (unregistered)


You " come on kid" "come on kid".. come with something more intelligent.. geez you sound like a moron.. I said it once.. get it right. my opinion is that ME as the consumer will not spend money on junk SS products period.. you seem butthurt that I don't suck on SS like it was your last meal. it's alright...kid

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 16:45 3

33. MistB (Posts: 571; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Right, and being cheap has what to do with a software update exactly? Sir, you are entitled to your opinion but when you provoke a flame war which has nothing in relation to what's being written in an article it's called trolling. Hey, I don't like VW for their flimsy build quality either despite being the parent company of Audi/Lambo/Bentley/Bugatti, I prefer what what their rivals make in Munich and Stuttgart but I don't go trolling the VW boards in German Car Forum because a particular component such as the door handle or lines of the car looks naff in comparison to the competition in my humble opinion and just because i said so doesn't make it anymore right, it's down to the numbers that truly count. It's how it performs that's also key with support, being 'cheap' and 'plastic' hasn't put people off from making the S3 the top selling android phone, I would imagine that most of these folks aren't that thick skinned and value the service which no other OEM from the android camp (Bar Google) can provide. Like I said, I ain't having a go at you for distaste for Samsung, you are entitled to say what you want as long as you aren't here to flame others.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 12:28 1

25. papss (unregistered)


Apple sells well too but that doesn't mean I'm going to buy it because others do. I'm an individual not a leming

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 12:45 3

26. StalkinUrMom (Posts: 110; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


I used to be like you. Then I gave into the hype and got the S3 while it was free with a contract renewal. Best phone I've ever used, better than my One S (still stuck on ICS, damn it), better than my iPhone 4, better than my brother's Razr HD, and just as responsive and fluid as my girlfriend's HTC Titan. And there are so many accessories for it it's crazy. I have an aluminum bumper and a carbon fiber battery door on mine, it certainly does not look cheap and flimsy like when I got it.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 13:16

28. StevenFranklin (Posts: 22; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


yuck nasty flies

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 01:13

35. slashXking (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Samsung is good at updates as always!!! :D waiting 4.2 update for my Galaxy N7100.

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