Galaxy S III may get an S 4-style makeover

Samsung logoSamMobile is reporting that the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean test firmware for the international variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III has leaked. While development on the software isn't entirely finished, it does offer plenty of clues about what's to come to the handset.

The Android 4.2.2 update comes with much of what is already included out of the box on the Galaxy S 4. The lock screen will have multiple widgets, a Ripple and Light unlock effect, and the ability to change the clock size and set a personal message. The update will also include new screen modes like Adapt Display, which automatically switches between seven presets based on each viewing situation, and Professional Photo, which calibrates the display to the Adobe RGB standard for viewing high-end photography. Additionally, Android 4.2.2 will enable the Galaxy S III to use the Galaxy S 4’s new S-Voice functionality and will come with much of the standard Jelly Bean features that have been missing from the Galaxy S III. You can see a brief walkthrough of the update in the video below.

A few months ago, SamMobile also uncovered leaks of what the forthcoming Jelly Bean update would look like for the Samsung Galaxy S III. The screenshots showed many of the same features present in this most recent leak. While there is no word on which carriers will be pushing the update through, users who have just updated to the Galaxy S III will at least be able to use the same options as the new handset. It will be interesting to see how the new software fares on the Galaxy S III's hardware.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Android, Samsung, smartphones

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