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Android 4.3 coming to Samsung Galaxy S III and S4 in October

Android 4.3 coming to Samsung Galaxy S III and S4 in October
If history is our guide, Google should be showing off new Nexus devices (possibly more than one phone?) in October or November, which is when we are also likely to see Android 4.4 KitKat. With that said, Samsung has announced that it will be updating the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy S4 to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean sometime in October.

Of course, maybe it's just us, but it feels like the turnaround has been a bit quicker for Samsung this time around; and, we can't help but wonder if that has anything to do with Samsung being part of the Google Edition program. Perhaps the company has learned better ways to update faster? We'll have to wait and see how a more major upgrade like Android 4.4 KitKat goes before truly saying one way or the other. 

Unfortunately, Samsung didn't mention any other devices; so, we have no idea when to expect the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Note II. At least the Galaxy Note 3, and the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) both come with Android 4.3 pre-installed, so we don't have to worry about those. 

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posted on 04 Sep 2013, 18:29 12

1. maccess (Posts: 583; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


i'm not surprise hearing this news from samsung.. if its from sony or htc i would be surprise..

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:05 1

6. true1984 (Posts: 586; Member since: 23 May 2012)


htc said the one gets 4.3 in september, so we'll see

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:07

12. iushnt (Posts: 609; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


what about one x?

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:13 2

15. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Was reported that 4.2 was the final update for one x

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:42 1

10. _god_ (banned) (Posts: 47; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


Samsung is s**tty when it comes to updates , but HTC is slightly worse

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:53 11

11. Jason2k13 (Posts: 633; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


so what are sony and LG then?

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:56

14. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


You had to go ahead and make me pull out this article. It looks like HTC is on top for update time. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Which-Android-manufacturer-is-the-fastest-to-update-its-devices-Which-carrier_id37983

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:26 3

17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7621; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yeah? Tell that to the One S, One X, Rezound, etc. owners.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 03:02 5

25. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 789; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


LMAO!! An article from Dec 2012??? Things have changed dramatically since then buddy. Samsung upgraded the Galaxy S2 and Note 1 to JB, brought the Galaxy S4 with 4.2.2 out the box, while updating a few other phones and tablets to 4.2.2, and now they are also bringing 4.3 to the GS4, GS3 and Note 2.

They are looking far better than HTC, can you name me one 2011 HTC that got an official JB update?

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 06:41 4

27. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7621; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Nope. The HTC Sensation, which was 2011 Spring flagship only got updates to 4.0.4, in March 2012.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 07:31 1

28. JDogg5281 (Posts: 55; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Dont forget about the HTC Amaze

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 12:09

29. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Htc fans failing kinda hard it seems. Must be the metal backs blocking reception

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 18:32 3

2. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Welp, I'm on Verizon. I guess I should add half a year to October and mark the calendar before I forget. It's going to be a while...

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 18:33 1

3. tedkord (Posts: 4435; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Verizon is a double edged sword.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 18:35 1

4. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Yeah, having the best coverage and network stability also lets them call the shots... for many things.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:09

7. Shatter (Posts: 1979; Member since: 29 May 2013)


It depends where you live, here everyone uses ATT and Tmobile or one of the random companies like US Cellular not verizon.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:28

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7621; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T all work pretty damn good in Chicago. AT&T has the fastest LTE followed by T-Mobile then Verizon. And I didn't even bother to mention Sprint because they just suck.. Period.

T-Mobile SIII and S4 should be updated by November, or now if you decide to root.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 00:39

23. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1268; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I think when people mean better coverage when speaking of Verizon, they mean overall. Obviously they may not be the best everywhere, but overall they have a larger footprint than the other carriers. In the state I live in, both Sprint and T-Mobile have little to no footprint. They say AT&T has some of the best coverage here compared to their other states, but it is pretty spotty in comparison to Verizon. I wish it wasn't the case as it'd be nice to have an option other than Verizon.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 18:57 1

5. cR203 (Posts: 185; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


What about the note 2?

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:10 1

8. Shatter (Posts: 1979; Member since: 29 May 2013)


http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1795

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 22:59

21. Blazers (Posts: 191; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


That was helpful. We're talking about an official TW 4.3 update.

They said that the Note 2 would get an update for Galaxy Gear support, so that's got to also include 4.3.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 19:33

9. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)


mine while in Samsung

do we have a smartphone called note 2

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 00:21

22. dickwyn (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 May 2012)


yeah the note ii will also be getting it

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 20:19

13. mottykels (Posts: 365; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Skip 4.3 go to kitkat please!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:18

16. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


If they skip 4.3 we will be waiting till December at least for an update. Kit kat not expected till Oct/Nov time add then that it will take a couple of months to optimise tw,get it through carrier testing etc we will b waiting forever. They already skipped 4.2 to give us 4.3, it doesn't make sense to skip 4.3 especially when kitkat hadn't even been released yet.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:30 3

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7621; Member since: 14 May 2012)


They skipped 4.2 and now you're asking to skip 4.3... You could never please people.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 22:46

20. srvricky (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


I'm not happy,really, where's my note 2 update?

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 02:04

24. Trex95 (Posts: 543; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Then Nexus 5, 4, 10 and 7 will update with Kit Kat in November.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 05:49

26. Sondae (Posts: 185; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


I cant wait for this update on S3 i just hope there arent bugs once its released.

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