I’ve just reflashed my Samsung Galaxy S3 (I know I do this a lot!) and installed the early update of Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2.
This is i might add is an unofficial version, with the official version on general release at the end of the month but being inquisitive and rather eager to try it out and experience some of the new features (of the S4), I’ve got ahead of the game slightly and downloaded it to try it now. Some of these features are below.
New enhancements in Android 4.2.2 update…
- Android 4.2.2 – Build ID: JDQ39
- New S4 Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, two Unlock effects (Ripple and Light), improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
- New Screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo.
- Driving mode
- Actionable notifications.
- New Additions in Notification Center.
- Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the S4)
- Addition of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature).
- Gallery modes have white background (When changing gallery modes to 3D the background changes to white)
- Full screen Samsung apps.
- New S-Voice (from S4).
- New smart switch widget.
This is just like any official firmware (though we know it’s actually not released by Samsung just yet), and as such, it DOESN’T increase the binary counter or make changes to the system state.
As time goes on I’ll update this post with my general findings but so far, installing through Oden this version appears simple, stable and the features are very good!. I particularly like the new onscreen notifications for texts and missed calls.