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Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2 Update Release Pegged for July or August

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The long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update leaked several days ago bringing a pre-release piece of software to those that wish to install it early while also confirming some of the Samsung Galaxy S4 software features that will be coming along with the firmware once Samsung decides to roll it out, now said to be sometime in July or August.

Earlier this month, we heard that the Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2 update would be rolling out sometime in the third quarter of this year along with the Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.2 update. Both updates were originally thought to be rolling out in May or June though that timing appears to have been pushed back so that Samsung can complete further testing on TouchWiz.

Read: Galaxy Note 2 & Galaxy S3 Android 4.2 Updates Tipped for Q3.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2 update should roll out in July or August.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2 update should roll out in July or August.

Those looking to try the Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2 update ahead of time now have the opportunity to do so however as the Galaxy S3 Android 4.2 update has leaked out ahead of its release date which is now said to be in July or August.

SamMobile leaked the Galaxy S3 Android 4.2.2 update several days ago, though the software is a pre-release version of the software, meaning, it’s not finalized. That means that Galaxy S3 owners will need to be serious about wanting the software as it likely isn’t going to be the version that is released to the public. It also means that there will likely be bugs on board.

It appears that the update does indeed have Galaxy S4 features on board, as was announced by Samsung, and right now they appear to be the new lockscreen, the new camera features, new S-Voice, and new Voice controls. The update is going to be a sizable one, both pre-release and official, and it should have Galaxy S3 owners excited as it’s likely going to freshen up a phone that was released all the way back in June of last year.

The software is now said to be coming out in July or August which means that September could be out. The software was previously rumored to be coming out in the third quarter of this year and July and August make up the first two months.

Carriers in the United States will more than likely be behind the curve when it comes to a release date, as they always are, though Sprint has proven to be getting faster when it comes to pushing out major Android software updates to its stable of devices.

Look for the first U.S. Galaxy S3 Android 4.2 updates to roll out several weeks after the software first arrives.

6 Comments

  1. antonio

    06/25/2013 at 3:05 pm

    so whats going to happen now to verizon customers with the 4.2 update being that the took it back will we get it back but fixed this time

  2. Prashant saxena

    06/26/2013 at 1:47 am

    Sammobile is not a trusted source for the information. Sammobile leaked some images some time ago and said that these images belong to Galaxy s4 but just after they updated there post and said that the images were from 4.2 version for Galaxy s3. In those images we saw Smart Scrolling feature but now he launched 4.2 leaked update and that does not have Smart Scroll feature ?????

    Whats that mean ? Maybe Samsung warn Sammobile to not leak this feature before Launching S4 and asked him to misguide S3 users as well as all Galaxy fans….

  3. becca

    06/26/2013 at 10:31 am

    I got some kind of update yesterday…thought it said 4.2…not sure thsts why i got a smart phone

    • antonio

      06/26/2013 at 7:46 pm

      No you got 4.1.2 the premuim suit that verzion held on us

  4. Rasmus Nordstrom

    07/01/2013 at 11:13 pm

    I am looking forward for this release , what exactly changes and excitement it brings inside . Thnx for bringing a notification to it.

  5. Jonathon Xavier Cornelius Johnson Leif

    07/12/2013 at 6:43 am

    Hopefully the reception gets better!

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