Samsung Galaxy S3 is undoubtedly the most popular Android-powered smartphone yet, and the sales figures are confirming it, the South Koreans reporting that more than 30 million units have been shipped since the smartphone debuted in May 2012.
Samsung Galaxy S3 was officially announced during a Samsung Unpacked event in London, and it subsequently became the official phone of the Olympic games held in the same city. Samsung Galaxy S3 is the flagship smartphone of the South Korean company, and its huge popularity have attracted the custom ROM developers.
Even though Samsung failed to unveil the source code of the Exynos 4 Quad SoC underpinning the Galaxy S3, developers like codeworkx are still focusing their attention on the smartphone, even though the process is long and assiduous.
As you probably know, Google announced Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in October, and now it seems that the CyanogenMod ROM based on this Android version, CM 10.1, will arrive on the Samsung Galaxy S3 soon.
codeworkx reported that he successfully managed to make a Samsung Galaxy S3 boot on CM 10.1, but “once the screen went of for the first time, it will never come back on.”
Even though CM 10.1 for Samsung Galaxy S3 is currently not usable, codeworkx almost-successful attempt indicates that we will soon be able to have it installed on the GT-I9300 devices.
I remind you that Samsung Galaxy S3 boasts a hue 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 2 protecetion, a quad-core Exynos 4 Quad processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, Mali 400MP GPU, and an 8 megapixel camera with full HD video recording, autofocus, LED flash, face and smile detection and simultaneous HD video and picture recording.
The smartphone comes pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and packs connectivity features like WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, DLNA, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, microUSB, NFC, 3G and 3.5 mm audio jack. Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with 16/32/64 GB of internal storage.