Android 4.3 update expected next month for "Google Edition" Samsung Galaxy S4

Android 4.3 update expected next month for
The "Google Edition" of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to soon receive an update to Android 4.3. Quick updates are one of the features of the phone, which is powered by stock Android. Leaked images of the software running on the phone show that the update is build number JWR66N. The phone is now available for pre-orders from the Google Play Store and will be shipped by July 9th with Android 4.2.2 on board. The update is expected to take place later next month. The price of the device is $649 and it supports GSM networks like those running at AT&T and T-Mobile. The update for "Google Edition" edition handsets come directly from Google so they do not need to undergo carrier testing.

There is no word when the Google Edition of the HTC One, which is also available to be pre-ordered from the Google Play Store, will also receive the Android 4.3 update. This model is $599.00 and comes with connectivity to AT&T's network.

Meanwhile, a published report says that user agent strings are showing versions of Android 4.3 running on the Google Nexus 7 and the Google Nexus 10 tablets. The 7 inch slate was running JWR66D which is code showing a JellyBean build (J) for the second quarter of the year (D) on the 66th day of the quarter (66) and is the fourth build of the day (D). That means that the JWR53F running on the Google Nexus 10 and the build on the Google Nexus 7 are from the end of May, early June.


source: SamMobile (1), (2), MYCE via AndroidAuthority

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17 Comments

1. dilippanchiwala

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Great...!!

2. dilippanchiwala

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

But when will samsung release 4.2.2 for samsung galaxy SIII, till we are waiting for the same. Samsung please release....dude...!!! Thanks..

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

This is PhoneArena, not Samsung. Just go to the link below if you have any questions.https://www.facebook.com/SamsungMobile

7. rcl4444

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

Samsung have said July/August.... so probably mid August.

12. dilippanchiwala

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Let's see,

3. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Just release it already and stop the rumor mill, The rumors about android 4.3 has already been around for over 2 months and it hasnt been released yet, Why didn't google announce it at google i/o ? It should have been easier had google released it at google i/o

5. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

please release KLP dont listen to manufacturers pls.

6. iushnt

Posts: 3108; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

so this phone is getting this update faster than the nexus 4?

8. Retro-touch unregistered

It'll probably be released around the same time for all the Nexus and Nexus Experience devices

10. MirOsamahAli

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Google announced they wont be feeding updates to S4 and One :/

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Google Edition devices will get updates slightly slower than true Nexus, because the manufacturers don't use the stock kernel and need to supply it themselves rather than using the stock kernel and letting Google handle it.

9. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

I quess this statement will raise the numbers of S4 Google edition....i am not going to buy it, but 90% of you that complain about the price just ordered one after you read this :)

11. DarkShadow

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

that my boy and great weekend to hear this news !!!

13. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Smh. Most of u still on 4.1.2 or lower....what a waste of money...trading smart phones every 2 years your contract ends....that's like buying a laptop every 2 years....get a nexus device and call it a day ...I got a Samsung Galaxy nexus 4.2.2 no root...no reason yet to upgrade...I haven't seen a phone out that interest me....I'm future proof 4g lte....

15. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Well, at least most Android devices get extra features in addition to stock Android with OEM custom skins. Also, the Jelly Bean market share has more than doubled since February, being at about 14% in February and 33% by June, so at least more people are enjoying Project Butter and Google Now.

16. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

If goggle didn't update the nexus 4 to 4.3 JB and updates only S4 nexus i'll sell my nexus 4 and go back to Iphone.

17. jeanleo786

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

The "Google Edition" of the Samsung Galaxy S4 might soon receive an update to Android 4.3. Some of the quick updates are one of the features of the phone, which are powered by stock Android. However some leaked images of the software running on the phone show that the update is build number JWR66N. The phone is now available for pre-orders from the Google Play Store and will be shipped by July 9th with Android 4.2.2 on board. The update might take place later next month. The device costs $649 and it supports GSM networks like those running at AT&T and T-Mobile. The update for "Google Edition" edition handsets come directly from Google so they do not need to undergo carrier testing. There is no information on when the Google Edition of the HTC One that is available to be pre-ordered from the Google Play Store will receive the Android 4.3 update. This model is $599.00 and comes with connectivity to AT&T's network. gm.kochar.com/post/android-43-update-expected-next​-month-for-google-editione2809d-samsung-galaxy-s4.​aspx

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