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Android 4.2.2, JellyBean Update Leaks for Samsung Galaxy S3

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    Samsung Galaxy S3 JellyBean
By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
May 22, 2013|9:20 am

The Android 4.2.2, JellyBean update has apparently been leaked for the Samsung Galaxy S3.

A new video has surfaced on the internet this week displaying the software running on the smartphone.

The build number for the update is I9300XXUFME3 and it was uploaded by SamMobile, who confirmed that it was a test firmware for the S3. New features that come with the software include additional effects for unlocking, driving mode, use of multiple widgets and a user interface similar to the Galaxy S4.

An unofficial pilot firmware is also available for the device and it can be found here.

Samsung will to roll out this Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy S3 in the near future.

T-Mobile will ship an LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 starting on June 5, according to a recent report from TmoNews. This new T-Mobile version of the device will most likely cost around $99 down.

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The Android 4.1.2, JellyBean update is now available for Samsung Galaxy S3 users on T-Mobile.

The 187MB update brings multi-window support to the device. Customers began receiving notifications to upgrade their software at 3 a.m. Monday morning.

One person who received it reported the addition of two new apps with it including Paper Artist and Group Play along with T-Mobile's new 4G logo.

The Android 4.1, JellyBean will finally roll out for the Sony Xperia S, Acro S and SL at the end of May.

The smartphones were certified to receive the software update this week. Preparing JellyBean to be released for those devices has been a bit of a process, as there were several setbacks postponing the date of certification.

JellyBean will bring some exciting new features to the Xperia line such as "TalkBack" and "Gesture Mode." "TalkBack" reads what is present on the screen to the user and "Gesture Mode" allows low vision or blind users of the device to navigate using touch and swipe gestures along with speech output.

 

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