Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Smartphones

Okay, so the Galaxy S 4 may be the new Samsung kid on the block, but there are still a whole lot of Galaxy S III devices out there still. In fact, there are still more and more out there every day. Whether it’s the lack of “wow” from the recent launch of the Galaxy S 4 or it’s the “comfortable yet familiar” feeling that the Galaxy S III can provide, customers still love their old devices and want to hold on to them even longer.

Luckily, it looks like that’s going to be easier now — Galaxy S III aficionados should also be able to avoid feeling even a little envious of their Galaxy S 4 brethren — thanks to a leaked firmware upgrade for the older device, first uncovered by SamMobile. The leaked build of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S III makes it even harder to distinguish the two devices.

The new firmware brings an updated version of S Voice, more lock screen options and unlock effects, new display modes, a redesigned settings interface, voice control, and other tweaks. The publication has also posted a video (embedded below) to give users a detailed look at what’s under the hood. And, hey, if you’re impatient, you can download the firmware right now instead of waiting until the Galaxy S 15 comes out. Just make sure you know how to flash a ROM.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at