International Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) receiving Android 4.3 update starting today

International Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) receiving  Android 4.3 update starting today
It was just Sunday when we told you that Android 4.3 for the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III had started to leak. Now it is Monday and the official launch of the update for the device has begun. The first model to receive the update will be the version of the Samsung Galaxy S III used by Vodafone customers in Ireland.

The changelist is rather lengthy and includes support for the Samsung Galaxy Gear and updated drivers for the GPU which improves the benchmark score of the Graphics Processor on the Galaxy S III. The unlocked version of the phone will usually see it arrive first since it has to be tested by each carrier. Having said that, as we noted above, Vodafone customers in Ireland will be among the first to receive it. Although it is pushed out in phases and is coming OTA, you can see if by sme miracle, you have received the update by going to Settings > More > About Device > Software update > Update. Or, you can hook up your phone to your PC and try to pull the update out of Samsung Kies.

source: SamMobile via AndroidGuys

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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. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

wait what about 4.4?

3. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

What about 4.4?

6. ghaniosman

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

There's no limit and cure for greed my friend

7. ilia1986 unregistered

Custom 4.4 roms should come in a few weeks. :)

4. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

4.4 is new ..... so wait for few months u ll get it dont be so greedy .... i think (may be m wrong) s3 is first 2012 device(non nexus) getting 4.3

8. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Note 3 and S4 also got 4.3

12. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

u mean note2 coz note3 launched with 4.3 loaded

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Too early for 4.4 everything must be tested first.

2. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

ANT+ --- I am just wondering why this device carry proper hardware for ANT+ connectivity and they just make it to work 1 1/2 year after its launch. I was happy when i saw that Note3 supports it - then we saw that even S4 will get it via 4.3 update....but for S3 it is surprising news. It is even more surprising when Samm wants to push B-TOOTH 4 LE (aka Btooth SMART).

9. FYoung

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

"It is even more surprising when Samm wants to push B-TOOTH 4 LE (aka Btooth SMART)." Actually, as you may know, the only reason Samsung is updating the S3 and a few other late model phones to Android 4.3 is to enable Bluetooth LE on them, since that is required for Galaxy Gear to work. About 30% of Gears were reportedly being returned by disatisfied customers because Gear was compatible with only one phone. So, Samsung put the rush on to increase the number of compatible devices before the Christmas rush.

5. GeekMovement unregistered

Can't wait for the note 2 update.

10. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Samsung we want also the galaxy s2 to get the update, it will be unfair not to update it, millions of users are wondering n waiting, Come on samsung do the right thing.

11. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

I hope my international note 2 will be following and getting 4.3 soon. I also hope my galaxy mega 6.3 will be getting the update too.

14. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

So the S3 is getting 4.3 today. The HTC One X came about before the Galaxy S 3. Does it have 4.3 yet?

15. Zarak

Posts: 23; Member since: May 21, 2012

One X recently got 4.2.

16. joseram695

Posts: 79; Member since: May 28, 2012

What the heck!!!!!! I have a S4 and I'm still stuck on 4.2.2! what the heck Samsung you update the S3 before my S4!!!!!!

17. Sriniva1995

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Hey S4 users stop being selfish its been almost a year since Samsung updated S3 so it is fair that they update S3 before S4

18. joseram695

Posts: 79; Member since: May 28, 2012

Not trying to be selfish just saying flagships should see the update first or at least the same time.

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