The first time that these screenshots appeared on the world wide web, everyone thought that these are showing the Samsung Galaxy S3 new features and functions. But, instead, it seems like these are from the Android 4.2.1 Os that will come with the Galaxy S4 along its upcoming new Nature UX 2.0 and other small features.
Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean leaked screenshots are featuring two new options, Smart Scroll and Smart Stay. This new firmware will also be released as an OTA Update for the Galaxy S3 owners, which means that Samsung will continue to drop the latest features and functions even for some of their older smartphones.
The leaked screenshots are showing that the Galaxy S4 will comes with a Full HD 1080p screen and the new Nature UX 2.0 confirms that there won’t be any major visual improvements added to the UI. SamMobile (tipped by GSM Israel) are the ones who got tipped first with these leaked images and it seems like they also confirm that are taken from the Samsung Galaxy S4 phone and we will be 100% only when March 14th arrives as Samsung will present its latest devices at their own event called Unpacked 2013.
There are two new and important features shown by these screenshots, the Smart Scroll and Smart Pause. There are some other small functions displayed on the Notification bar but until now we don’ t have any confirmation about their names nor functionality. ‘Smart Scroll’ is a neat feature that will automatically scroll pages and screens when your eyes are nearing the lower part of the phone’s display. ‘Smart Pause’ is also great, as it can pause any multimedia apps that are playing on your smartphone when your head turns away from the screen.
All these functions will be displayed and demoed at Samsung Unpacked on March 14th. Expect Samsung to confirm that the Galaxy S4 will come with a Full HD 5-inch 1080p display, 1.8 GHz octo-core CPU, 2GB RAM, a 13MP camera and the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean OS.
All the functions and features of the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean that will be launched with Galaxy S4 will also be pushed via OTA Update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which means that you should keep an eye on all Android-based web sites and be the first to learn in case any other files and screenshots will be leaked until the day of the official release.
What do you think about the new features of Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean? Galaxy S3 users, do you plan on buying the Samsung Galaxy S4, or you will choose to simply upgrade its OS when the OTA Update of Jelly Bean 4.2.1 will be officially released? Post your opinions below in the comments.
GSM Israel are the ones who leaked the Galaxy S4 screenshots.