When will Samsung Galaxy S3 owners get the Android 4.2.2 update ?
There are millions of Samsung Galaxy S3 owners worldwide all waiting patiently for the next Android update to land. Samsung recently released Android 4.2.2 for the Galaxy S4, but when will Galaxy S3 owners get the latest version of Google's operating system ?
Galaxy S3 Android 4.2.2 Update Delayed
Samsung have been working hard behind the scenes to get Android 4.2.2 up and running on the Galaxy S3 , but it's a lot of work to ensure it runs smoothly. In-fact, new rumours suggest that the release of the new Android version on the Galaxy S3 has been delayed.
The reason for the delay is thought to be to ensure that the new update runs perfectly alongside Samsung's custom Touchwiz user-interface. Buggy software releases are both damaging and embarrassing, so we can understand why Samsung are keen to ensure everything runs flawlessly.
As soon as they are happy they will release Android 4.2.2 for the Galaxy S3 and we've been led to believe it'll land in the middle of July.
What improvements will Android 4.2.2 bring to the Galaxy S3 ?
So what new improvements will Android 4.2.2 bring over Android 4.1.2 - which is the latest version of Android currently available for the Galaxy S3 ?
Well, we don't know for sure but Samsung are thought to keen to bring some of the Galaxy S4's features to the older smartphone. We're hoping that includes the Galaxy S4's Eye Gestures to the Galaxy S3 including Smart Scroll and Smart Pause.
We're pretty confident that the Galaxy S3 will get a whole host of new gestures controls - further improving the already excellent user-interface. While, the update could include new camera firmware - potentially enabling HDR video recording.
As soon as we hear more about the Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy S3 we'll let you know.
Samsung have also promised to update the Galaxy S3 to Android Key Lime Pie - when Google finally get around to unveiling the operating system. However, it's looking more and more likely that it won't launch until the end of 2013.
By Simon Thomas on 14th June, 2013