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International Samsung Galaxy S III resumes update to Android 4.3

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International Samsung Galaxy S III resumes update to Android 4.3
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) in Europe had the update to Android 4.3 on their device halted by Samsung during the updating process. There were some problems with the original update that caused the manufacturer to put a halt to the proceedings. But the update is scheduled to resume today, after the bugs were hopefully all exterminated by the Korean based tech titan.

The Android 4.3 update for the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III includes support for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and a change in the core UI to the one found on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3.GPU drivers have been updated and a new Samsung virtual QWERTY is included. S-Voice is now the version from the Galaxy S4 and there is a whole new lockscreen. You will also notice a number of other changes.

Enjoy Android 4.3 while you can, because a leaked document last month revealed that Android 4.4 will be coming to the GT-I9300 sometime in March or April.

source: SamMobile via AndroidCentral

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posted on 05 Dec 2013, 08:06

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2695; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I hope, they'd have fixed the bug and has no more other issues.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 09:03

2. loki1618 (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


I'm very disappointed I bought the S4 Active and this last year phone is getting 4.3 before me. Never buying a Samsung phone again.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 09:24 4

3. frydaexiii (Posts: 1237; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Come on, like you haven't figured that derivative/variant phones aren't meant to get update... The OG Note LTE, Galaxy S4 Zoom, the Mini line, all of these will never get update before a flagship that is already in people's hands...You'd think people would have learnt by now.

Want fast and latest updates? Get Nexus.
Want the best features not available with Nexus and still get updates? Get a flagship.

Anything else doesn't matter to the company...

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 12:11

4. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Hope the GS3 users enjoy this one, it's still such a fantastic phone, Samsung must take care of its users.

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 12:38

6. evtimov96 (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)


And there is still no sign for the i9305 (s3 LTE) 4.3 update ..

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 00:33

7. Sondae (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


Waiting for that update in Asia. I just hope the bugs are fix.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 15:08

8. m_smart_guy (Posts: 29; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


no sign of any update yet my phone is international unlocked no logo phone

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 10:57

9. evtimov96 (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)


youtube. com/watch?v=AgVS8XHRW5Q finally the update for the LTE version arrived ^^

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