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International Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) receiving Android 4.3 update starting today

0. phoneArena 04 Nov 2013, 11:44 posted on

It was just Sunday when we told you that Android 4.3 for the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III started to leak; now it is Monday and the official launch of the update for the device has begun. The first model to receive the update will be the version of the Samsung Galaxy S III used by Vodafone customers in Ireland...

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posted on 04 Nov 2013, 12:00

1. rawbow (Posts: 423; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


wait ...what....lol what about 4.4?

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 12:02

3. rd_nest (Posts: 768; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


What about 4.4?

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 12:36 3

6. ghaniosman (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


There's no limit and cure for greed my friend

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 12:59

7. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Custom 4.4 roms should come in a few weeks. :)

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 12:22 5

4. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 702; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


4.4 is new ..... so wait for few months u ll get it
dont be so greedy ....
i think (may be m wrong) s3 is first 2012 device(non nexus) getting 4.3

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 13:33

8. garlic456 (Posts: 165; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Note 3 and S4 also got 4.3

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 15:01

12. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 702; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


u mean note2
coz note3 launched with 4.3 loaded

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 16:30 1

13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6408; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Too early for 4.4 everything must be tested first.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 04:04

19. molanjames (Posts: 64; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


I dont know about 4.4 but i got 4.3 update for my s3 via http://www.smartphonesupdates.com/official-android-4-3-for-samsung-galaxy-s-iii/

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 12:01 1

2. ianbbaa (Posts: 196; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


ANT+ ---

I am just wondering why this device carry proper hardware for ANT+ connectivity and they just make it to work 1 1/2 year after its launch.
I was happy when i saw that Note3 supports it - then we saw that even S4 will get it via 4.3 update....but for S3 it is surprising news. It is even more surprising when Samm wants to push B-TOOTH 4 LE (aka Btooth SMART).

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 14:04 2

9. FYoung (Posts: 33; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


"It is even more surprising when Samm wants to push B-TOOTH 4 LE (aka Btooth SMART)."

Actually, as you may know, the only reason Samsung is updating the S3 and a few other late model phones to Android 4.3 is to enable Bluetooth LE on them, since that is required for Galaxy Gear to work.

About 30% of Gears were reportedly being returned by disatisfied customers because Gear was compatible with only one phone. So, Samsung put the rush on to increase the number of compatible devices before the Christmas rush.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 12:33 1

5. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Can't wait for the note 2 update.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 14:21

10. .KRATOS. (Posts: 111; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Samsung we want also the galaxy s2 to get the update, it will be unfair not to update it, millions of users are wondering n waiting, Come on samsung do the right thing.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 14:30

11. cR203 (Posts: 188; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


I hope my international note 2 will be following and getting 4.3 soon. I also hope my galaxy mega 6.3 will be getting the update too.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 16:41 3

14. galanoth (Posts: 316; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


So the S3 is getting 4.3 today.
The HTC One X came about before the Galaxy S 3. Does it have 4.3 yet?

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 09:03

15. Zarak (Posts: 23; Member since: 21 May 2012)


One X recently got 4.2.

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 14:30

16. joseram695 (Posts: 45; Member since: 28 May 2012)


What the heck!!!!!! I have a S4 and I'm still stuck on 4.2.2! what the heck Samsung you update the S3 before my S4!!!!!!

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 01:21 1

17. Sriniva1995 (Posts: 33; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Hey S4 users stop being selfish its been almost a year since Samsung updated S3 so it is fair that they update S3 before S4

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 06:51

18. joseram695 (Posts: 45; Member since: 28 May 2012)


Not trying to be selfish just saying flagships should see the update first or at least the same time.

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