Tweet news: Samsung Galaxy Note III to launch with Android 4.3 installed
Samsung Galaxy S III launched with Android 4.0.4 on board and the Samsung GALAXY Note II came to market with Android 4.1.1.
This year, the Samsung Galaxy S4 launched with Android 4.2.2 pre-installed which would seem to make it likely that Android 4.3 would come on the Samsung Galaxy Note III right out of the box. In Germany, Deutsch Telekom confirmed that the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-i9300) purchased from the carrier will skip Android 4.2.2 and go straight to Android 4.3. This is expected to be the rule rather than the exception globally, another reason to believe that the Samsung Galaxy Note III will launch with Android 4.3 running the show.
source: @SamMobile via AndroidGuys
1. ocilfa (Posts: 299; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
My guess? It will look like the Note II. Arent they supposed to move to a new design stage at some point? I remember hearing about the S III starting the current design, but when is the next?
2. HouTexan (Posts: 283; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)
Most likely starting with the S5. I would be surprised if the they decide to start design 3.0 for the Note III. Let's wait and see!
5. galanoth (Posts: 162; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
So Samsung can ship with Android 4.3, but LG and Motorola can't?
7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5637; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
4.3 haven't been out that long with other companies they are in testing stage.
11. rtol1 (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
I think the G2 and Moto X were tested with 4.2.2 and were close to being finalized around the time that 4.3 came out. Apparently Samsung still has enough time to test the latest version of Android and include it out-of-the-box on the Note III.
12. jellmoo (Posts: 447; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Given the bugs currently in 4.3, I would say that LG and Motorola are the smart ones here.
6. flynfree (Posts: 373; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
Gnote2 came from s3, gnote3 maybe from s4 design. That's what I think.
8. JGuinan007 (Posts: 605; Member since: 19 May 2011)
I guess no Exynos in the Note 3 but we do get 4.3.
9. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
The note 3 isn't mean to be the mainstream flagship, people assuming that the design is going to be any different only have these ill informed rumour mongering blogs like stuff, phonesreview and cnet to blame. The S5 will be the one to bring design 3.0, the S being the main flagship series of the entire Samsung mobile division.
Plus by that time may as well wait to see what Samsung do with the Note 4 and how big the Galaxy Mega successor will be, hopefully they'll make it an equal or place it entirely above the Note series.
10. papss (Posts: 3388; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Ss is on their A game with staying on top of the software hill. Still can't get past their design so here's to hoping for something better on that front
13. gazmatic (Posts: 502; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
normally I am pissed at carriers and oems for bogarting updates on the windows phone 8 platform but... i love how nokia tests their sheet and doesnt brick my phone like samsung and htc
android is like that... lots of fast updates but full of bugs
seriously... google makes android users beta testers
they are so buggy
WHY GOOGLE? WHY?
you havent released a stable os since gingerbread.... wtf?
14. flynfree (Posts: 373; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
The question for Samsung is. .. when do we experience 4.3 jb for our gnote 2, next year ? Or your numb, and just concentrating for the new phones.
15. TripnCNT (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)
Obviously you have had limited use of Android phones implying that Gingerbread 2.3 is more stable then 4.1 Jelly-bean, let alone 4.2
17. gazmatic (Posts: 502; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
yes because my gs3 didnt come with 4.0.4 out of the box and got an update to 4.1.2
oh... no rooting, no mod, no custom roms
because i shouldnt have to tweak the f out of my phone just to get a smooth and manageable device
oh and i know what is in the lastest android...
my laptop is quad booted with windows 8.1, kali linux 1.0.4, android 4.3 and meego v1.2
android is buggy
18. affandi (Posts: 82; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Boring, where is all the leaked images and specifications? It's been awfully quiet this month, and only a couple of weeks left..
20. Michaelgadget (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Galaxy range of mobile devices are continually growing and there are a huge number of devices available from budget models to premium devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Note. Thanks for updating...