International Samsung Galaxy S III resumes update to Android 4.3

International Samsung Galaxy S III resumes update to Android 4.3
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) in Europe had the update to Android 4.3 on their device halted by Samsung during the updating process. There were some problems with the original update that caused the manufacturer to put a halt to the proceedings. But the update is scheduled to resume today, after the bugs were hopefully all exterminated by the Korean based tech titan.

The Android 4.3 update for the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III includes support for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and a change in the core UI to the one found on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3.GPU drivers have been updated and a new Samsung virtual QWERTY is included. S-Voice is now the version from the Galaxy S4 and there is a whole new lockscreen. You will also notice a number of other changes.

Enjoy Android 4.3 while you can, because a leaked document last month revealed that Android 4.4 will be coming to the GT-I9300 sometime in March or April.

source: SamMobile via AndroidCentral

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



9. evtimov96

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

youtube. com/watch?v=AgVS8XHRW5Q finally the update for the LTE version arrived ^^

8. m_smart_guy

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

no sign of any update yet my phone is international unlocked no logo phone

7. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

Waiting for that update in Asia. I just hope the bugs are fix.

6. evtimov96

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

And there is still no sign for the i9305 (s3 LTE) 4.3 update ..

4. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Hope the GS3 users enjoy this one, it's still such a fantastic phone, Samsung must take care of its users.

2. loki1618

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

I'm very disappointed I bought the S4 Active and this last year phone is getting 4.3 before me. Never buying a Samsung phone again.

3. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Come on, like you haven't figured that derivative/variant phones aren't meant to get update... The OG Note LTE, Galaxy S4 Zoom, the Mini line, all of these will never get update before a flagship that is already in people's hands...You'd think people would have learnt by now. Want fast and latest updates? Get Nexus. Want the best features not available with Nexus and still get updates? Get a flagship. Anything else doesn't matter to the company...

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I hope, they'd have fixed the bug and has no more other issues.

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