Deutsche Telekom's Samsung Galaxy S III jumps to Android 4.3, does not pass Go, or collect $200

Deutsche Telekom's Samsung Galaxy S III jumps to Android 4.3, does not pass Go, or collect $200
The international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III sold by German carrier Deutsche Telekom, will be skipping Android 4.2.2 and proceeding straight to Android 4.3. This has been rumored for some time, but was confirmed on Wednesday by the mobile operator. The confirmation came in an exchange of messages on the official Telekom forum. The model number of the phone involved is GT-i9300, but there is a strong belief that Samsung will jump straight to Android 4.3 for Samsung Galaxy S III units in all markets.

Besides the Samsung Galaxy S III, there also has been talk that the Samsung GALAXY Note II would also jump over Android 4.2.2 to Android 4.3. Both models are currently powered by Android 4.1.2. Considering that Android 4.3 is available, it makes sense for Samsung to start pushing it out now to its top-shelf models.

The post from Deutsche Telekom didn't mention a date when we could expect the update to begin rolling out. Just recently Android 4.3 was made available for the Google Nexus 4, Google Nexus 7 and Google Nexus 10. Last week, the new Android build was also sent out OTA to owners of the Google Play Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.

source: AllAboutSamsung (translate) via UnwiredView

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I hope Verizon doesn't take a year to get this to my gs3, may have to eventually look into rooting it.

3. dilippanchiwala

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 10, 2013


2. dilippanchiwala

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Great News.!! But when for India S3 custmers get this update ??

4. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

good for you samsung guys! if this is true then this would be pretty sweet.

5. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Please be quick. I got about 90MB update for my GS3 International version 2 weeks ago that makes my gs3 heat for no reason even if I turn on the airplane mode and the battery drains quickly. Please Samsung fix this soon!

6. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Great news :) as usual, top notch support by Samsung.

8. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Yeah, always-fast updates. I hope it arrives in a few days for Galaxy S4.

7. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

"...does not pass Go, or collect $200" Why the metaphorically negative connotation? That's an expression normally used in conjunction with a caveat, so... what's the caveat? What's bad about the S II updating to 4.3???

9. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

btw the Galaxy Nexus(Nexus 3) got Android 4.3 update OTA as well.

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