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Galaxy S3 Android 4.2.2 update with Galaxy S4 features

We have some fantastic news for those of you with a Samsung Galaxy S3 handset, as it looks like you are about to get a taste of Android 4.2.2 very early. Samsung has yet to bring the software to the S3 officially, but a early download is now available for those who are willing to install it manually.

You may want to take up this opportunity as well, as installing Android 4.2.2 on the Samsung Galaxy S3 will actually grant you some new features and functionality that are available on the newer S4. More specifically, users will be granted the new S-Voice features from the S4, new screen modes and also the addition of voice controls as well, which is another previously exclusive feature on the S4.

Perhaps more importantly, you don’t need to have a rooted handset in order to install this. The guys over at Sam Mobile have provided a download link, plus installation instructions to help beginners get Android 4.2.2 up and running on the S4. They make a note to say that this is pre-release software, so it should end up largely the same build that Samsung will officially release in the coming weeks.

If you are interested in downloading this today, make sure you backup your data beforehand, as this will wipe data on the device including the SD card. To give evidence that it works without any problems, Sam Mobile has also provided a video demonstration, letting you see close hand that Android 4.2.2 is able to run on the Samsung Galaxy S3.

It is fantastic news indeed for all Galaxy S3 owners, but hopefully we’ll see some similar news for those looking for an Android 4.2.2 update on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Let us know how you get on with this if you are planning to install. How is your device looking now on Android 4.2.2?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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