Samsung has been working hard to bring the Android versions as well as their latest in-house features to previous flagship devices, the South Korean giant never failed to impress with its commitment to provide faithful users with latest features. We can very well see that in the leaked Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39) firmware for the Galaxy SIII.
The newly leaked firmware (courtesy of Sammobile) dubbed I9300XXUFME7 is still an unfinished internal build but features a myriad of new software additions which one would usually find bundled in the Galaxy S4. The once mighty Galaxy SIII & Note II won’t be left behind, that’s for sure. But what’s inside the 4.2.2 upgrade?
Well, basically a load of stuff mostly related to the user experience (TouchWiz, S-Apps) and some UI revisions. The full changelog is as follows:
– New S4 Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, two Unlock effects (Ripple and Light), improved ripple effect, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
– New Screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
– Driving mode
– Actionable notifications
– New Additions in Notification Center
– Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the S4)
– Addition of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)
– Gallery modes have white background (When changing gallery modes to 3D the background changes to white)
– Full screen Samsung apps
– New S-Voice (from S4)
– New smart switch widget
Flashing the firmware via Odin will not increase binary counter but users are nevertheless advised to proceed with caution. Backup your stuff (via CWM for instance) and be prepared to face some bugs. – The firmware though being official isn’t quite finished so flash it at your own risk and be aware of the consequences. We also expect the Note II version to pop out in a matter of weeks.
That’s it for now! The Galaxy SIII shall taste its second Jelly Bean candy in July or August.
Region: Open Europe
Build Date: 21 May 2013