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

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.

Related phones

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)



1. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

22. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 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!

2. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

3. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

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


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

14. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

galaxy nexus nexus 4

15. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

those are nexus devices.they'l obviously be the first to get a new flavor of 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.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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

29. SleepingOz unregistered

Some are still on ICS! lol

5. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

32. oister85 unregistered

Also on the xperia tablet s

6. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

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

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

:D that's good to see

9. affandi

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 25, 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?

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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?

27. random

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 14, 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.

11. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

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

12. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 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.

13. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Ohhh... How sad...

17. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

So Verizon should see this around Q1 2014?

18. ilia1986 unregistered

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

19. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 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.

23. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

31. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

20. Dattack

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Poor Sony? Hm.

21. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 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!

24. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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

25. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

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

26. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013 :( s4 might use another kind of display> a SoLux display?? hoping its not kind of a typical LCD dsiplay or else hmmm

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