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Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 update starts rolling out officially, just as promised - Exynos version too

0. phoneArena 17 Oct 2013, 07:35 posted on

Those of you who are into rooting and modding would smile condescendingly at this particular nugget of info, but Samsung is keeping on its promise to bring the latest Android 4.3 to the flagship Galaxy S4 by the end of October...

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posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:46 8

1. brar.arsh (Posts: 158; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


There are 100's of variants of S4, which is this one for?? I9505? I9500? I337? I337M? TMobile? Active? Korean? Bla Bla.. :P

Just kidding, It's for I9505.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:48

2. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


S4 didn't already get 4.3 with nexus? LOL! i call b.s. on this google edition, what is it for then?

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:51 4

4. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


ok i got confused by the post picture lol, i thought this was 4.3 for google edition S4

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:51 7

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I know it'll be Sammy first to release 4.3 update globally soon.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:51 3

5. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


no, it will be google ; )

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:35

11. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


:D Hahaha

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:53 12

6. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1471; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Sammy's always good with updates. Others will need to catch up, though,

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:57 11

7. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Not only did they update it to 4.3, 4 months before their next flagship is out they are still supporting their device with tons of new software. Samsung is not as good as Google is at updates but they are better than almost every other OEM. Also the Galaxy s3 is still going to get a 4.3 update in a couple weeks that should have most of these features in it.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:10 10

8. brar.arsh (Posts: 158; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


ehem ehem.. What abot HTC, they released 4.3 for ONE a month ago.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:25 5

9. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 210; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


And yet they still seem to struggle with sales.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:33 10

10. DaHarder (Posts: 174; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)


For may of us it's because that HTC One update was much more 'exception' than 'norm'.

It's near impossible to forget that HTC is the very company that sold a US 800.00 tablet (the Jetstream) only to drop ALL OS updates mere months later.

Because of this... I, along with many, Will Never, Ever Buy Another HTC Product.

Anyway... Good on Samsung for providing this update - As Promised.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:46 1

20. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 911; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


HTC is already working on the second 4.3 update for the One, which brings Sense 5.5 that launched with the One Max, i have it running on my One as it was leaked two days ago. But that Jetstream was an epic fail by HTC. Quite happy with the support they are giving to the One tho.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:35

12. XaErO (Posts: 178; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Really want to see the snappier UI & the Benchmarks of S4 on Android 4.3 .. Is it available yet ??

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:14

13. Champion (Posts: 12; Member since: 14 Oct 2013)


Less lag??

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:53 8

16. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


There was never any lag in the first place? It was carriers bloatware causing it and it was fixed in June.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:51 1

21. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


Lol don't be silly of course it lags

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 18:46

27. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


the only lag i noticed is when apps run in the background and crash...

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:21 4

14. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 850; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Sweet! As usual, Samsung right on time :D many OEMs should be taking notes here, Samsung said October and here it is rolling out IN OCTOBER!! :D

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:52

22. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


It's first time in history samsung didn't delay software, so don't be cocky

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:43

15. maxnooze (Posts: 13; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


Hmm. So is this for rooted phones only?

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:54

17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6726; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


But this is the GOOGLE EDITION. Wheres the interanational version plus U.S.?

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:00 7

18. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


no dummy, the picture is the S4 google edition but the update is international

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:30 1

19. av911 (Posts: 153; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Do people read anymore?

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:56

23. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


I made the same mistake so i did read it again carefully

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 12:04 2

24. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 664; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


I think no one can beat Samsung in providing customer service after sale. Most OEMs immediately forget about the customers. But samsung provides updates & customer support. I can say that because Samsung replaced my Galaxy S2 i9100G model with i9100 model (even though there was no issue with the device). I explained them that I was tricked by the vendor who sold me i9100G model even when I insisted on buying i9100. Great service Samsung..
Not a samsung fan (how can anyone be a company's fan..!!??), but really appreciate this gesture.
Plus they provided Android 4.1.2 update to Galaxy S2 (april 2011 launched device) in June 2013. Awesome...
This is the reason people love to buy Samsung devices, even if it is plastic.
This is the reason people dont trust HTC, even if its devices have same kinda specs and superior built quality (love the bulid & design of HTC)..

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 13:39

25. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Htc>Samsung for 4.3

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 16:46

26. Jklaz (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


I want my s3 on 4.3

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 21:03

28. AciMars (Posts: 20; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


So, later for i9500 which use PowerVR SGX 544MP3 no support OpenGL 3.0
TOO BAD.....

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 21:13

29. ThePython (Posts: 387; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Quite a list of updates... GJ Samsung.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 22:23

30. Nokia1100user (Posts: 13; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


What about the factory unlocked GT-I9500? When do we get our update?

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 10:56

31. crazyfists (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


dafuq..1 m0nth interval update in every country? still got n0 update here in Phils. have i9505 intl versi0n..why n0t like apple updates simultaneously.

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