Samsung Galaxy S III 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update pre-release firmware leaks out

Samsung Galaxy S III 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update pre-release firmware leaks out
The Samsung Galaxy S III is about to get a lot of the features you see in the company’s 2013 Android flagship, the Galaxy S4, but right now Samsung is hard at work making it all happen.

Luckily, pre-release firmware of the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III has leaked out and the most impatient can start the update it right now. Good news is it has been tested confirmed to work flawlessly.

Among the major new features of the 4.2.2 update are lockscreen widgets, actionable notifications, tabbed settings and a brand new S Voice. There is plenty more that you’ve already seen in the Galaxy S4, now being transplanted into the S III.

Take into account that the update isn’t completely finalized and by the time Samsung rolls this out in June there might be more to come. Right now, though, you can get a lot of the S4 features on your S III, and that’s not something to miss for those who like to experiment. Hit the source link below for more instructions on how to install the update.

source: SamMobile



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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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47 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

So the year-old S3 gets 4.2.2 before the fresh HTC One... and you wonder why ppl. buy the plastic reparable over the metal brick.

7. hateftotti

Posts: 230; Member since: May 03, 2011

Exactly. SAMSUNG 2012 flagship Andoird 4.2.2 HTC 2013 flagship Android 4.1.2 That is the difference :)

11. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Someone has started thumbing down lol :)

13. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

updating Galaxy S3 from 4.1.2 to 4.2.2 the difference is 0.1 and yet... it have more features and improvements than iOS 5 to iOS 6

25. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Come on, I'm pretty sure it's been established at this point that iOS X update are just 0.X updates. Look at iPhone OS and look at iOS 7, tell me if they actually did some redesigning from the ground up somewhere or just kept adding stuff.

27. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

This is what I love about Samsung. I don't find any reasons to hate Samsung when it comes to this thing. Haters are gonna hate anyway :))

32. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Well said my friend +1

42. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

How do you know its before the One? THIS IS ONLY A LEAKED UPDATE. IT WAS FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY. IT AIN'T AN OFFICIAL UPDATE!!!!. I'm pretty sure HTC has a test build for 4.2.2 as well. You can't compare it like this. Lets wait for the offical update that Samsung releases through Kies before we compare

46. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

If HTC has, how come there is no leaked version out yet?

45. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Exactly. Nuff said.

2. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

OhMY!!! Cant wait for my note2.. Samsung you are the best! F*** 2013 flagships are still running 4.2.1

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Looks fluid too on the 2012 flagship. The funny thing is, the 4.2.2 S3 might just be a little more responsive than the S4, at least until boyz @ Samsung figure out how to simplify the SW for all the new sensors and tech. In the end, the S4 SW wll live up to the HW performance.

6. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Do you have s4? The update rolled by samsung and the carriers has fixed the lags. I read some users comments in androidcentral forums.. Anyway, kudos to samsung.. What i dont like about the new touchwiz is the new music player and dialr pad skins.. i am in love with what s3 and note 2 have

4. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

11.25GB free space?

8. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

No, 11.25GB is the max user space, but the remaining space is 10.84GB :)

10. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I know it, im just curious that the touchwiz here took a little internal space while s4's max user space is about 8-9GB and 10.** in my note2

14. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

maybe bcuz of the bloatware that s3 is not going to have.. or maybe this is this beta and the release version is going to be bigger..

5. hateftotti

Posts: 230; Member since: May 03, 2011

SAMSUNG 2012 flagship Andoird 4.2.2 HTC 2013 flagship Android 4.1.2 And that is the difference ...

15. FiddyPence

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

This is a leak, lets wait for the actual launch please ?

47. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Leaks are usually almost as good as the real thing. Furthermore, when a leak comes out, it means the real deal is around the corner.

9. robinlim85

Posts: 86; Member since: May 03, 2013

that's what we call swift firmware update kudos samsung wonder why people don't complaint about repairing a dent/chips "premium" metal brick case cost $180 dollar when samsung "plasticky" body cost $30

12. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

THIS is why HTC doesn't stand a chance vs. sammy. it's not just the HTC One Vs the S4, it's HTC One vs the S4, S3, Note 2 AND S2. Sammy's deck is so stacked it's ridiculous. BTW, i'm purchasing the S3 on UPGRADE in July, for less than $50. can HTC offer anything even close to that value, absolutely not.

16. soban1997

Posts: 5; Member since: May 11, 2013

wait im confused, so is the update released or is it GOING to be released? and when will the carriers release it?

28. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

The update is going to be released.

44. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

The international version should get it June, so I'm guessing... Fall the carriers should push it out.

17. bparkerson unregistered

I wonder if these added touchwiz features will effect the overall performance in a negative way? I'm curious too of the file size of this update!

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

HTC fans only care bout body construct. While the GS III owners gets the SOFTWARE UPDATE and while the HTC ONE software just sit there in LIMBO.

20. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

But why the hate, or dislike Gadget, it's still Android™ ®

30. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

U gotta remember one thing when buying earphone TEOLL. Don't buy earphone from a company that WONT UPDATE the software or you will be stuck n shot out of luck. That's why I don't buy HTC phones cause they always screw up the older models and force u too buy a new one.

40. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Bad prediction issue? Or you typed too blazing fast?

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