Samsung Galaxy S3 owners will be very happy to know that Samsung will be releasing an OTA update that will bring Samsung Galaxy S4 features to the Galaxy S3.
When Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S4, there were some very cool features that Samsung added to the Galaxy S4. Samsung also announced that it would be bringing some of those features over to the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2. Samsung never specified when the update would be available, but it shouldn't be too much longer.
SAMMOBILE was able to get leaked Android 4.2.2 firmware that's destined for the Samsung Galaxy S3. They have made a video showing off the new features and it looks like Samsung is going to deliver a nice update for Galaxy S3 owners.
The site claims that Android 4.2.2 is currently in the testing phase with Samsung, so this is not a final build. The Android build is listed as Android 4.2.2 Build JDQ39. Some of the new Galaxy S4 features shown off in the video are:
- Samsung Galaxy S4 lock screen - There will be new widgets, new unlock effects with ripple and light animations.
- Screen modes - Support for Adapt Display and Professional Photo.
- Settings app - The settings app has been redesigned and will look exactly like the settings app on the Galaxy S4 complete with tabbed interface.
- Updated S-Voice - Samsung's version of Siri found on the Galaxy S4 will offer Galaxy S3 users more advanced features.
- Voice control - Will allow Galaxy S3 users to control the smartphone with voice commands.
Other features included are Driving mode, Daydream, Actionable Notifications, support for full-screen Samsung apps, and a Smart Switch widget.
Galaxy S3 users will only have a few more weeks to wait before this update is expected to be available. It'll be nice to breathe some Galaxy S4 life into your Galaxy S3. Check out the video below to see a demo of all the new features.