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Screens leak claiming to be Android 4.2 on the Samsung Galaxy S III

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Screens leak claiming to be Android 4.2 on the Samsung Galaxy S III
For those of you looking for a software update to your Samsung Galaxy S III, it looks like the Android 4.2 update is in the works, and we even have some new screenshots that look like they are showing what Android 4.2 will look like on Samsung's early-2012 flagship device. Unfortunately, we still don't have any idea when the update could be rolling out to users.

As you can see in the leaked shots, the Jelly Bean update brings lockscreen widgets, Daydream mode, and the quick settings panel, which has been expanded on in TouchWiz. Instead of just the standard icons for brightness, settings, WiFi, cellular, battery, airplane mode, bluetooth, and alarms, there are also options for GPS, sound, screen rotation, Blocking Mode, Power Saving Mode, AllShare, multi-window, WiFi Hotspot, S Beam, NFC, Driving Mode, Smart Stay, and Sync. We kind of feel like that might be a bit of overkill on the settings toggles. 

Again, no word on when the update will be coming out, but Samsung has to coordinate with quite a lot of carriers, so it could take a while.


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posted on 22 Feb 2013, 19:45 18

1. imkyle (Posts: 1023; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Samsung is going to be the top Android dog in 2013.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 03:18 4

22. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


eh, PA, there is a leaked JB 4.2.1 ROM on sammobile available since yesterday... and i happen to have it running on my S3... so yeah its true!

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 19:50 10

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


The leak is already out on XDA Developers courtesy of sammobile. Samsung is on a roll!

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

http://www.sammobile.com/2013/02/22/i9300xxufmb3-galaxy-s-iii-android-4-2-1-jelly-bean-leaked-firmware/

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 19:54 13

3. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Samsung wins the public trust, that why they were dng well

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 19:56 16

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Anyone else care to claim Samsung is slow to updates? Do I hear anyone else releasing 4.2 on their devices from last year yet? Nope!

Anyway, this def looks legit and looks great, I really can't wait to see this on my unlocked Note 2.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 21:21 1

14. yyuu1000 (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


galaxy nexus nexus 4

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 22:11 7

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


those are nexus devices.they'l obviously be the first to get a new flavor of android.im sure he's reffering to OEM Android devices like HTC,LG,Samsung etc and the s3 getting android 4.2 is surely amazing.great value for money.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 22:19 4

16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


No really? A Nexus device that Google has(or should have) complete control over? Of course it's going to get the update. We are speaking of devices with custom UIs running on top of Android, not NEXUS STOCK devices, lol

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 07:53

29. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Some are still on ICS! lol

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 19:56 10

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


Compare with Sony ... no signs no JB yet ... on Xperia P/S

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 14:02

32. oister85 (Posts: 409; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Also on the xperia tablet s

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 19:57 8

6. maccess (Posts: 632; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


this is just one example why samsung doing great than any other android manufactures..

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 20:10

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8915; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm not going to flash the leaked ROM anytime soon until I see it's completely stable. If T-Mobile decides to roll it out before mid-April, I'll just wait. 4.1 --> 4.2 isn't a huge upgrade.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 20:33

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


:D that's good to see

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 20:44 5

9. affandi (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Damn, Samsung is like a killer machine, always bringing new functions and tricks and keeps improving and innovating and and..... Way to go, Sammy Boy!

I bet they will show like 100 new features when they present the S4, unlike HTC One who came up with... say 3 new features?

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 20:49 2

10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The quick settings menu looks a lot more cluttered and doesn't look as clean as stock 4.2. Or is that just me?

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 05:34

27. random (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


Its already configurable on S3 in 4.1.2, you can pick what icons you want to see. Only difference in screenshot is that now you can see all settings at once in multiple rows, instead of current way where you get a scrollable panel with 1 row on top.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 21:03

11. jonartpop (Posts: 160; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


Can't wait to get this on my GS3. But I thought this update had a lot of bugs!?

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 21:12

12. ChafedBanana (Posts: 360; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Yes, its overkill on the quick toggles. You should be able to choose the toggles you want. Which is why the first day I got my Galaxy S3, I installed a custom 4.2.2 ROM from Liquid Smooth.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 21:17

13. Rexperia (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


Ohhh... How sad...

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 22:56 4

17. wumberpeb (Posts: 445; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


So Verizon should see this around Q1 2014?

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 00:47 1

18. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Oh god - can't wait!!! :D

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 02:05 3

19. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 850; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Excellent work by Samsung, they are actually crapping all over their competitors when it comes to updates, most 2012 flagships (majority being from poor Sony) do not even have 4.1 yet and yet here we are already sitting on 4.1.2 and about to get 4.2 : D looking forward to this. :)

Sad day for Samsung haters.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 03:32 1

23. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


All 2012 flagships have 4.1, aside from LG and Sony's early flagships. Even some mid ranged phones from last year have 4.1

HTC;
One X, One X+, Butterfly/DNA, One S

Motorola;
Razr HD, Razr Maxx HD, Razr M, Razr i, Atrix HD

Sony (late models only);
Xperia T and Xperia E

LG;
Optimus G

It's only Sony and LG that are lacking, not any other competitor.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 12:08

31. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 911; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Right, then why did people cry over the buggy Jellybean update that the S3 got? I don't know if it might occur to you yet but other companies like to roll out the updates bug free. Also they do not introduce fatal flaws to the phones like the Galaxy S3 sudden death, or S2 emmc brick.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 02:26

20. Dattack (Posts: 15; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Poor Sony? Hm.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 03:17 1

21. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


eh, PA, there is a leaked JB 4.2.1 ROM on sammobile available since yesterday... and i happen to have it running on my S3... so yeah its true!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 03:34 1

24. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I'm spoiled by constant updates I get on my S3.
In five months of owning, I got two major ones (4.1 and 4.1.2), and three smaller update packs.
Last one installed two days ago, a 20mb " stability improvement ".
The phone works superbly

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 03:46 1

25. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


im looking at HTC One now, and now i think ill stay with samsung :D
galaxy s4 pls be perfect enough

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 04:11 1

26. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


http://www.sammobile.com/2013/02/23/samsung-ditches-own-amoled-and-exynos-inside-new-galaxy-s-iv-with-bootscreen/

:( s4 might use another kind of display> a SoLux display?? hoping its not kind of a typical LCD dsiplay or else hmmm

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 05:51

28. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Well, at least It's their own display again, so if it is good enough, Samsung isn't losing anything.

But I can't grasp just how possible is to make such decisions only a few months before the phone hits the market.
Production of a hundred million units of a flagship phone is a massive logistic operation that simply leaves no room for last minute changes

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 08:19

30. henrickrw (Posts: 407; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Did tested it. Too many bugs. I went back to 4.1.2, will wait for final release

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