Pre-release build of Android 4.3 leaks for Samsung Galaxy S4

Pre-release build of Android 4.3 leaks for Samsung Galaxy S4
A pre-release build of Android 4.3 has leaked out for the Samsung Galaxy S4. The model that this is for (GT-i9505) is the unlocked European version of the flagship Android handset. The Korean OEM is believed to be thinking about releasing the update this month or next. Those who have had the pleasure of using the update say that it is faster than Android 4.2.2 and is lag free. Secure business application Samsung Knox is present along with Samsung Wallet.

Other features include a new QWERTY keyboard, and a reading mode that works with a few apps to make the screen look better. Color reproduction is said to have improved with the Android 4.3 update, text is sharper and there are some minor UI changes. Keep in mind that this is not the finished version of the update and more features could be added before it is complete. 

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Getting ready for the 4.4 update. hehe

2. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

+1 to you lol!

3. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Wht abt i900...

4. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

One reason I love this company. They simple listen to complains from their users and improve on their faults. Don't know any other company that does this. They will rather hype and sell to you the same phone over and over again.

10. sharifsumit

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

hehehe...i bought note 2 last year....i still didnt get are funny !!!

5. netizen

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Well I'm on Verizon so who knows when I'll get the update! Why is Verizon so slow to put out updates?? Had a galaxy nexus and the nexus part was a joke due to the snail paced updates buy Verizon. Verizon could be so much better and really blow away their competition if they didn't always lag so far behind in updates. Who wants a constantly outdated smartphone? These are cutting edge devices being kept outdated by the company that should be trying to be the most up to date. makes me wonder if the executives at Verizon even understand how their top end devices work.

6. alouden unregistered

I see what you are saying and this was a reason I left Verizon. I am on t-mobile only to find they are the only carrier on planet Earth that hasn't updated to android 4.2.3. Now I am seriously thinking I should grab the next Nexus device. I am tired of being screwed by slow carrier updates.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

4.2.3 never existed in the first place. Awkward.

12. alouden unregistered

So I was mistaken. I do not feel awkward. Jesus, can you correct me without the sarcasm. Some users on this site....

8. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Some one doesn't know what his talking about...Awkward.

13. alouden unregistered

I assume you meant me. It was a simple mistake on my part.

9. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

What a joke. Why doesn't Samsung's "premier" phone have the latest OS yet?

11. adithyadonthi

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

this new update i will install to 9500.......?

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