Android 4.2 Jelly Bean was officially unveiled late October 2012, but except for the terminals belonging to the Nexus line-up, the software update is nowhere to be found on other Android-powered terminals. Fortunately, the custom ROM developers are working hard to bring the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean experience on various terminals.
If you are the lucky owner of a Samsung Galaxy S3 or Sony Xperia T, I have good news for you, as the CyanogenMod team is currently developing Android 4.2 Jelly Bean-based CM 10.1 for the two aforementioned smartphones.
Steve Kodik and Giulio Cervera have posted the the About Phone screenshot of Samsung Galaxy S3 and Sony Xperia T, respectively, both devices running on CM 10.1. Even though CM 10.1 is not available for download for Galaxy S3 and Sony Xperia T for the time being, you can expect the first nightly builds to be released soon.
Samsung Galaxy S3 is the flagship smarphone of the South Korea-based company, boasting an 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 2 protection, Exynos 4 Quad chipset with four Cortex A9 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz and Mali 400MP GPU. Samsung Galaxy S3 also comes with 1 GB of RAM and 16/32/64 GB of internal storage, expandable using a microSD card of up to 32 GB.
The Samsung flagship comes pre-loaded with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and packs an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus, full HD video recording and simultaneous HD video and image recording and a 2,100 mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Sony Xperia T is the high-end smartphone of the Japanese phone maker, with a 4.55-inch TFT display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor with Krait cores, Adreno 225 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. The internal storage options are limited to 16 GB, but the microSD card slot will allow you to expand it with up to 32 GB. The camera fitted on Xperia T’s back is a 13 megapixel sensor with full HD video recording capabilites, autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection and image stabilization.
Are you excited about CM 10.1 arrive on your Samsung Galaxy S3 or Sony Xperia T? Will you flash the Android 4.2-based custom ROM on your smartphone as soon as it hits the web? Please let us know in the comments section below.