International Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) receiving Android 4.3 update starting today
posted by Alan F. / Nov 04, 2013, 11:44 AM
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
- 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)
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wait ...what....lol what about 4.4?
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 12:00 PM 0
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What about 4.4?
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 12:02 PM 0
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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
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 12:22 PM 5
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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).
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 12:01 PM 1
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"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.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 2:04 PM 2
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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?
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 4:41 PM 3
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