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Leaked Samsung Galaxy S III firmware update shows S4-inspired updates

updated 08:02 am EDT, Mon May 20, 2013

Changes to lock screen, main UI appear in test firmware

A future update for the Samsung Galaxy S III could include a number of features carried over from the Galaxy S4, according to a report. The pre-release ROM using Android 4.2.2 as a base, still undergoing testing by the manufacturer, adds new options to the lock screen, as well as a number of design cues carried over from the Samsung flagship smartphone.

The test firmware, found by SamMobile, introduces a revised water ripple effect, lighting effects, and the ability to add multiple widgets to the lock screen. Auto-brightness is now removable from the notifications pulldown, along with quicker access to Quick Toggles using a two-fingered pulldown. Settings are now held within tabs, just like the S4. A driving mode, a Smart Switch gives quicker access to various voice control modes, and S-Voice has also been overhauled.

As the firmware is still in development, it is possible for Samsung to still add or remove items from it before releasing it to Galaxy S III users, which is said to be sometime in June.



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