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Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Samsung Galaxy S3 Update Arriving This Month

Edwin Kee
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The long anticipated and frequently rumored Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 will finally be made available to Galaxy S3 owners in July 2013 after initial reports of it being delayed, at least that is what the folks over at Gotta Be Mobile have reported. Are you stoked yet with this piece of news? I am sure that some of you out there have already decided to literally take things into your own hands with the leaked Android 4.2.2 firmware, but for those with less intestinal fortitude, perhaps waiting for the official Android 4.2.2 update might be a better idea.

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Android 4.2.2 on the Galaxy S3 will arrive officially this month. / © AndroidPIT

 

You can be sure that with the official Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy S3, your previous generation flagship device would come with a slew of features that might persuade you to make the jump to the Galaxy S4 if the itch to have the latest and greatest is not properly scratched. We do know that the Galaxy S3 will also be able to take advantage of what used to be purely the Galaxy S4 domain, through the introduction of Galaxy S4 features such as Smart Scroll and Smart Pause.

It is said that the expected Android 4.2.2 update which will roll out to the masses might not be the same as what was leaked previously. Those who have gone ahead and installed the pre-release version of this update on a Galaxy S3 would notice that their smartphone will now boast of a new lockscreen, a slew of new camera features, new S-Voice, and new Voice controls.

There is anticipation that this Android 4.2.2 update will be a massive one, but there is also the very real possibility of mobile carriers in the US to be one of the last to bring such updates even after the official release date has been announced. So far, Sprint has had the best track record in being the fastest to push out Android updates to its range of Android-powered devices, so you know where you stand at the moment with your carrier of choice. I guess the leaked firmware update will have to do for now if patience is not your strongest suit.

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