Major Leak For the International Samsung Galaxy SIII. First Official Jelly Bean ROM Now Available for Download (Video)
One of the first non-Nexus devices that is expected to be upgraded to Android – Jelly Bean is Samsung’s current flagship device – the Galaxy SIII. It is important for manufacturers to get the fact that the next major release from Google holds many improvements and most of them seem to get the picture. Updates for the popular flagship devices are going to flow in Q4 of this year.
Following a leaked video that recently surfaced on YouTube, showing an official Jelly Bean build for the Galaxy SIII, the recent turnout of event will make a lot of users very happy. Let us first talk about the video that you can enjoy below. AndroidMX shows for the first time an official Jelly Bean build for the Galaxy S III. The build is labeled as i9300XADLG4. As seen on video the usual Jelly Bean modifications have been included while on top we find the usual TouchWiz UX implemented by Samsung. Cosmetic changes seem minor. The ROM feels laggy at times, to be expected given the fact that we are probably talking about an early build.
Hours away from the time when the leaked video surfaced and SamMobile already got their hands on the ROM. They were the ones to previously claim that Samsung is already testing Jelly Bean on the SIII and it seems they were right. Recent rumors suggest that the official updates will start seeding by the end of this month. Coming back to the leaked ROM, SamMobile posted it for download and even wrote detailed instructions on how to install it. If you want to have a go at it you are welcome to follow the link to the source and flash it onto your device. Visible changes include:
- A new clock (in line with JB vanilla) in the notification bar
- A function called “Dormant mode”
- Google Now is accessed by touching the Google Search widget
- A couple of new Live Wallpapers
- “Palm swipe” lets you take a screenshot
- Reboot into “safe mode” (maybe just in test release)