Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.2.2 update leak

Shortly after the Galaxy S 4 was introduced, Samsung confirmed that it would be bringing some of the software features of its new flagship to its predecessor, the Galaxy S III. Now the folks at SamMobile have gotten hold of a leaked Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy S III that has shed some light on exactly which features the S III will be getting.

The list of new features starts at the lock screen. Galaxy S III users will be able to add widgets to their lock screen after updating (a feature found in Android 4.2), including the ability to change up the clock and add a personal message. There will also be new Ripple and Light effects for the lock screen.

Once unlocked, users will find that there are some changes to the notification panel, including a full list of Samsung's TouchWiz features that can be toggled on and off, similar to Google's Quick Settings options in stock Android 4.2. The Settings app will gain a new tabbed interface, similar to the one found on the Galaxy S 4, and there are also new Adapt Display and Professional Photo screen modes. Rounding out the list of new features is a driving mode, voice controls, a new version of S Voice and a Smart Switch widget.

SamMobile claims that the Galaxy S III's Android 4.2.2 update is still being tested by Samsung, but the site adds that a rollout could begin as early as June. Of course, Galaxy S III customers in the U.S. will likely end up waiting a tad longer, as the carriers will need to test the update themselves before rolling it out to their subscribers. The good news is that this sounds like a pretty beefy update that should help to breathe some new life into the Galaxy S III and make the device's users a little less envious of their Galaxy S 4-toting friends. Below is a brief video walkthrough of the update to give you Galaxy S III owners a preview of what's to come.

Via SamMobile

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Matt Couper Tyler Burbage
Cj Espiritu The dual camera feature
Ebony-Biannka Nowden 8 years later... verizon shall have this!!! whooooot!
David Nguyen Didnt get an update on AT&T
Rudy Don Gs3 has 4.1.2 as well.
Vicente Reyes Samy crap lol
Randy Walker Sr. My wife uses the GS3 and I rick the Note II, but have yet to see the 4.2 update for either device. The GS3 is still on 4.1.1. At least my not has the 4.1.2 update.
Jacob B Dupuy pre orders coming to doors may 22nd :]
Louis Agresti Lag Lag Lag updating the S3 and keeping lagwiz will only make it worse
Jason Charles Still rocking that 4.1.2 on that Verizon s3
Kyrie Johnson Still rocking the S3 til the note3 comes out.
Asad Alvi No Problemo !
Omair Fehmi Asad Alvi Thanks Mate..!! ;)
Asad Alvi Omair Fehmi
Andres Ventura I'm happy so I can I use the Miracast feature on my panasonic plasma.
C Bryan Thomas I am rocking the Note ll. I have allot of those features on my custom Rom!!!
Casey Sanders My friend just got a red one, I didn't know they had red ones!!
Kevin Joel Windows Phone here. Who needs lag Droid!
Dominic Jessup Reid Uhhh... what about the note 2?
Malcom Buckhannon Yes I just got my S3:-)
Jonathan Z. Dadekian If you give me an S III I'd rock it! Can I win a contest now?
Ian Walker I want this for the note 2
Cal-Gene Johnson Also been on 4.2.2 liquid smooth 2.4 Official and KT747 kernel ;)
Cal-Gene Johnson Of course I'm rocking the S3. It's a great device ??
Michael Wilds When update for gs3
Michael Wilds Brad y u root your phone
Randy B Hoopes Screw the s4. Give the best phone there is the gn2 an update!
Alex Chang I'm still rocking a Droid Charge. Waiting for the S4 w/ Verizon...zzzzzzzzzz
Brad Butter Tuitt well when u root your phone u get these early :-)
Michael Wilds I love gs3
Lim Xilvre useless if keep deduct phone built in memory
Pawan Kumar A How did it skip the note 2 :o

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