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Samsung Galaxy S III spotted wearing Android 4.3

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Samsung Galaxy S III spotted wearing Android 4.3
With word that the Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung GALAXY Note II would be skipping Android 4.2.2 and heading straight to Android 4.3, a leaked picture from the same source that tipped that story, shows the Samsung Galaxy S III wearing a test version of the next Android build. The device in the picture allegedly belongs to someone who works for Samsung's R&D center in India.

According to the tipster, there are two teams working on the update with one team slaving over a hot Samsung Galaxy S III while another team is working tirelessly on updating the Samsung GALAXY Note II to Android 4.3. If the next iteration of Jelly Bean is introduced next week, the word is that Samsung is going to dump Android 4.2.2 completely.

While a test build of Android 4.2.2. has already been seen for the Samsung Galaxy S III, a tweet from SamMobile in June said that the reason for delaying Android 4.2.2. on that model, as well as on the GALAXY Note II, had to do with testing the new version of TouchWiz on the devices first. Now it seems that it might be too late for the 4.2.2 build as Samsung seems ready to go straight ahead to Android 4.3 with both models.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Temefy

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posted on 22 Jul 2013, 00:58

1. moroninc (Posts: 171; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


smart

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 01:15 1

2. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


well,this is suprising.good going samsung.unless this a fake mod done in the build.prop file.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 02:02 3

7. lee480 (Posts: 172; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


The quality of PA's article are going down exponentially everyday.
It's so obvious is fake. Looked at the kernel compilation date.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 02:03

8. lee480 (Posts: 172; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


*look

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 06:23

18. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


uh yeah just noticed that thanks for pointing it out :| the kernel was compiled in february.i'm pretty sure nobody not even the companies got the 4.3 source available to them back in feb cause obviously google wouldn't have released 4.3 so soon it might still be in development.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 01:20 3

3. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)


For once oem are ahead of android version release.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 01:36

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


I believe it is just matter of "push the button" at Google to send the 4.3 update to Nexus devices. When other OEMs will be ready they might push it together at once.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 01:50

5. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 181; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


What it means is if OEM's are working on it already, its been ready on a nexus device, as android is developed on a nexus.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 01:59

6. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


So, another 4 or more months to test the new version of touchwiz ui b4 implementing it for gnote2, while the gnote3 wearing 4.3 is around the corner. My goodness...S a m s u n g!!!!!!

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 02:06

9. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


If you'll not change your strategy, you cannot beat the iPhone, mark my word!

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 02:07

10. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 701; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


fake coz kernel version still showing 3.0 not 3.4

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 02:15

11. jonartpop (Posts: 154; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


Really? That's disappointing..

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 02:38

13. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


3.0/3.4 is honeycomb baby!!!
That's for tablet.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 03:01

15. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


Oh, I'm out of the topic, it's about kernel right?
Just disappointed for my gnote 2 still on 4.1jb, my apology!

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 02:22

12. xDrizzyXx (Posts: 62; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


The kernel version says Feb 19 , 2013...

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 02:48 1

14. samsuper (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


Now s3 is affordable price, with 4.3 update it will become more powerful.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 03:37

16. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Like I said, Sammy will shock ppl. with the early adaptation of 4.3 on last year's flagships.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 05:51

17. Cesar (Posts: 125; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


I prefer Android Stock Pure Jelly Bean 4.3, that will be GREAT! not it Touchwiz (LAG)

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 06:24

19. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


get a nexus 4 like me (finally getting mine today!) and wait till 24th :P

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 07:59

20. yowanvista (Posts: 287; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


This is undoubtedly FAKE, one cannot use a kernel compiled for Android 4.2 on 4.3 without adding the changes & recompiling it. This kernel was compiled the February 19 and at exactly 16:06:59 and the same used in the leaked 4.2.1 firmware.
http://www.sammobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Screenshot_2013-02-22-17-00-04.png

Furthermore it has the same changelist as the leaked Feburary firmware (171637)

I9300XXUFMB3
Android Version: 4.1.2 - JZO54K (Jelly Bean)
PDA: I9300XXUFMB3
CSC: I9300OJKFMB3
MODEM: N/A
Region: Middle East
Carrier: Branded
Changelist: 171637
Build Date: 19th Februray 2013

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 08:20

21. yowanvista (Posts: 287; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Furthermore JDQXX = Android 4.2.x

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 06:56

22. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)


Read the article because this is a test build

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