Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.2.2 firmware leaked, still missing Galaxy S4 camera features

 
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Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.2.2 firmware leaked, still missing Galaxy S4 camera features
After the initial leak, a near finished Android 4.2.2 firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S III is now available online.

Samsung focused website, SamMobile has got its hands on I9300XXUFME7 - Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean test firmware for the Galaxy S III which includes a number of new software enhancements including a new Galaxy S4-like lock-screen with support for multiple widgets, an additional 'Light' unlock effect and an improved ripple effect compared to the current version, the ability to change clock size and set a personal message.

The site informs that Samsung is likely to release the update in July or August. The site had earlier got its hands on the I9300XXUFME3 - Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware in May and had said that the final version was likely to release in June.

The new firmware also includes the Adapt Display screen mode that optimises display settings depending on ambient light conditions automatically and offers more natural colours.

It also brings the Daydream lock screen mode, a driving mode, actionable notifications, a new notification tray with additional toggles and a Galaxy S4-like tabbed interface for the phone settings menu. The update also offers a new version of S-Voice, Samsung's voice assistant and adds voice controls for operating the phone using voice commands. It also includes full-screen Samsung apps, a new smart switch widget and a white background in the 3D view mode for the Gallery app.

It's still not known if the final version of the update will also bring the camera features of the Galaxy S4 which include the Cinemagram like Animated photo mode, an Eraser mode to delete moving objects from five consecutive photos, Drama shot that takes multiple photos of a moving object and merges them all to denote action, and Best face that allows selecting the best face shot in group photos.

The site is also offering the test firmware for download but as with other pre-release software, especially those from unofficial sources, flashing it on your phone is at your own risk.

In March, screenshots of a Settings screen that displayed toggles for Smart Stay, Smart Rotation, Smart Pause and Smart Scroll were also leaked and it was revealed that these were part of the leaked firmware for the Galaxy S III which will update the phone to Android 4.2.1 and bring some of Galaxy S4 features to the Galaxy S III. However, going by the screenshot accompanying the new report, the settings only include Smart Stay and Smart Rotation, just like the previous leak.

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Great performance
  • Excellent camera
  • Bad
  • S-Voice is of limited utility
  • Pricing

Display

4.80-inch

Processor

1.4GHz quad-core

Front Camera

1.9-megapixel

Resolution

720x1280 pixels

RAM

1GB

OS

Android 4

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery Capacity

2100mAh
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