Samsung Galaxy S III with Android 4.2.1 demonstration video surfaces

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



1. hateftotti

Posts: 233; Member since: May 03, 2011

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

13. easymomo

Posts: 91; Member since: Jul 04, 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.

15. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 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.

17. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 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

27. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

2. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012


3. hateftotti

Posts: 233; Member since: May 03, 2011

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

4. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

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

5. Zarak

Posts: 23; Member since: May 21, 2012

What about Photo Sphere?

10. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 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 hopefully s3 will get it too...hopefully..

6. oister85 unregistered

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

7. walie

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

8. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

9. raphael007

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

that fly gotta go......

11. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

TouchWiz will forever lag.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree.

19. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

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

21. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 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.

34. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Good Morning Bot :)

18. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 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

20. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

12. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 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):

14. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

22. ilia1986 unregistered

Awesome! :D

23. papss unregistered

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

24. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

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

29. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 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..

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?

31. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 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??

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

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