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The Samsung Galaxy S III LTE (GT-l9305) Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update is now rolling OTA

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The Samsung Galaxy S III LTE (GT-l9305) Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update is now rolling OTA
Samsung's Galaxy S III may have lost its maddening appeal for customers now that it belongs to the older generation of phones, yet its installed base is quite respectable. If you number among the millions who picked up the 4G LTE version (GT-l9305), then today is a time for celebration, as it marks the beginning of the OTA roll out phase of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Since this actually means that existing S III units will leapfrog Android 4.2, you can imagine that quite a few new goodies are coming our way. Unfortunately, Samsung doesn't really subscribe into all that changelogs-type-business, so there's no official list, though the good folks over at SamMobile have compiled a pretty extensive list of what they've found to be changed. Perhaps most important are the cosmetic changes – the UI has been updated, and now appropriate the Galaxy S4/Note 3 theme elements – and the addition of garbage collection with fstrim support. TRIM helps a great deal when aging devices (like the S III) are concerned, as these that suffer poor storage I/O performance after a while. In other words, expect some tangible performance boost with this update. Check out the full list below.

CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS IN ANDROID 4.3 UPDATE
- GALAXY GEAR Support
- TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
- Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4′s theme all over)
- New Samsung Keyboard
- GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores)
- New Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
- New Screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
- Daydream
- Driving mode
- Actionable notifications
- Move-to-SD-card feature
- New Camera mode : Sound and Shot- New Additions in Notification Centre
- Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the Galaxy S4)
- Implementation of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)
- New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
- Full screen Samsung apps
- New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)

It's likely that only a few of you have already received the update prompt just yet, however. You could try to force an update check manually, by going into Settings > More > About Device > Software update > Update, but you'll probably have to wait a while. Moreover, if you're locked to a carrier, it will take even longer as your service providers needs to do some work as well. Either way, you can keep track of which countries/carriers have started receiving the new firmware with SamMobile's ingenious tool right below.



via: SamMobile 

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posted on 12 Dec 2013, 09:19 1

1. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 374; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


C'mon verizon, hurry up.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 09:23

2. longboardluv (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 May 2012)


how long will it take Verizon to get this out?

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 11:34

5. ocilfa (Posts: 329; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


It is coming at least. Keep in mind that while the GS3 might have the same name, the international and US variants are nearly entirely different phone's inside.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 14:28

28. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


your user picture.......

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 09:28

3. geetam (Posts: 17; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Anyone knows jelly bean 4.2. 2 or 4.3 update for galaxy tab 2 gt p310??

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 09:51 1

4. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 779; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Probably the best value for money Android around the GS3 LTE (I9305). :)

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 12:07

6. lallolu (Posts: 228; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Yes, it is. It is very very capable. It does not lag all and it handles everything you throw at it flawlessly.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 12:10

7. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I didn't know they sold unlocked versions of the LTE models in the US. If this article is talking about unlocked phone in the US.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 13:04

8. bwhiting (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


Sprint customers got theres around 3 days ago if I remember correctly at work. Verizon will be in about a couple of days I think since they usually try to make sure they work out the kinks for their version on the update.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 13:31

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


I am now downloading the update right now ^^

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 22:16

14. emil_xox (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


from where ru downloading the update ?

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 02:10 1

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


I downloaded it OTA

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 03:21

20. emil_xox (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


ok i tried but still cant :(

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 10:50

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


youtube. com/watch?v=AgVS8XHRW5Q here is proof ^^

Try flashing the rom from samfirmware.com :3

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 15:30

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


Everything works , exept the Share function is Gallery. It says : Gallery has stopped

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 10:51

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


It turns out the problem was that I've disabled Paper Artist witch caused that problem !

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 16:24

11. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


i have an AT&T S3 and just updated to 4.3

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 20:04

12. polotodd (Posts: 6; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


Im on Sprint, will it just update at some point, or can I do it?

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 10:42

22. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


over wifi brahtato

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 10:43

23. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


its over half a gigabyte download. 639.89MB if i can remember correctly.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 18:05

27. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3882; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


This is for the international LTE model, not carrier specific models. The Sprint model is named SPH-L710, not GT-I9305.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 22:16

13. emil_xox (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


When is this coming out ?? still it says the latest updates have already benn installed and my version is 4.1.2

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 23:27

15. emil_xox (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


and its gt -i9300

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 02:04

17. nlbates66 (Posts: 278; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


different phone, Samsung started rolling out 4.3 for the GT-i9300 a while ago.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 03:19

19. emil_xox (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


i tried to update but still syaing latest updates already installed :(

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 01:02

16. juliaann (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


awesome

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 09:47

21. ellens (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Dec 2013)


does anyone know why voice commands for camera are no longer available after upgrade to samsung galaxy s3

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 10:53

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


There is an option in the camera settings : Voice Control . Click on it and it will take you to a menu where you can choose witch voice controls you want to use :)

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