Road map reveals Android 4.3 update for Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III and GALAXY Note II
posted by Alan F. / Sep 28, 2013, 2:29 AM
U.S. carriers like to test ad nauseum which means that the months cited above might be off by a few weeks by the time the updates are ready for the U.S. carrier branded versions of the aforementioned phones. The three Samsung models will receive the update OTA and the update can also be pulled out manually by hooking up to a computer and going to Samsung Kies.
You might have noticed that the road map also includes the Android 4.3 update (OTA) for the HTC One, also expected in October, and the GDR2 update (also OTA) for the Nokia Lumia 520. The latter, quickly becoming the most used Lumia model on the planet (especially if you toss in its twin, the T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521) will receive the GDR2 update also next month. While the update will activate the FM radio on the Nokia Lumia 520, both the Lumia 520 and Lumia 521 will not receive the new Glance Screen which comes with an always-on clock, certain notifications and the ability to awaken the phone with a double tap.
source: SFR (translated) via Phandroid
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Great! Looking forward to seeing my S3 as it was before 4.1.2! Better late than never! I even changed my CSC to BTU (UK) so that I get the update as soon it releases! Not to mention GS4 software features!
posted on Sep 28, 2013, 2:36 AM 9
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Unfortunately android 4.4 will be coming out in a few short weeks and then every android phone except nexus devices will be left behind in the dust once again.
posted on Sep 28, 2013, 11:38 AM 1
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Nothing for Sony... Typical
posted on Sep 28, 2013, 3:12 AM 7
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Tell me just one thing why cant they release the new update for all android phones for once . Why?
posted on Sep 28, 2013, 3:52 AM 2
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If you mean other brands together then thats impossible. Each manufacturer has its own skin over the android so it takes time to add update and then update the skin etc. Thats the big problem of android phones who are not running vanilla android,
posted on Sep 28, 2013, 4:35 AM 7
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Personally I think Android has mature to a state that update are nice to have. Most user with jelly bean are happy with their phones. I just bought my note 3 and gear tomorrow would open it up to test.
posted on Sep 28, 2013, 6:16 AM 6
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Just to update user with Note 3, one way to rid the junk apps pre-installed into the phone is to do a hard phone reset and Skip the Samsung Start up wizard. You could setup your home WiFi using the wizard just press 'Skip for the rest' till 'Finish' That way you will have zero app installed in the download folder.
posted on Sep 28, 2013, 10:27 PM 0
Because they run in different hardwares. Some models run in Intel x86 CPU or even still in old ARM CPU. Actually you can install the newest android in old phones. But that won't guarantee you that you can use all the features or you will get many bugs or crashes. Android enables everybody even poor people from countries like India, south east Asia, Africa enjoy what is called smartphone by spending less than $100. Thank you Google for making OS for everybody in the world. Apple just sucks.
posted on Sep 28, 2013, 6:52 AM 3
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Manufactures and carrier should give the consumer the option, Android or their crappie skin ui, think about it, they already got our money for their device, doesn't make sense for them to keep us waiting like this....smh
posted on Sep 28, 2013, 9:33 AM 1
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posted on Sep 28, 2013, 4:03 AM 2
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Good job Samsung for keeping up the software updates
posted on Sep 28, 2013, 5:01 AM 3
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Really? Take it you don't own an SIII then? I say it's about frigging time..!
posted on Sep 28, 2013, 6:22 AM 1
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If you really cared about updates, then you would have already rooted your phone on XDA. My S3 has been running 4.3 for over two weeks with CM 10. Also, better late than never. Ask people with different OEM phones what version they're running on. Only the HTC One is running 4.3 and that's One model (pun was necessary) while Samsung is updating three. Look at the overall picture and don't be so narrow minded.
posted on Sep 28, 2013, 9:48 AM 0
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Year after year it's always the same rant. If you don't like waiting for updates why do you buy a non Nexus device? How does this surprise you that it took this long? Why would you expect timely updates? It's been this way since the beginning of Android. Either buy a playstore edition phone or a Nexus if you want fast updates. Otherwise quit complaining & go root your phone.
posted on Sep 28, 2013, 11:27 AM 0
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I thought Android is all about freedom of choice? Now I can't pick the device that I want because I'm not sure if I'll ever get updates :( Does rooting void my warranty? What happens when I brick my phone while flashing a new ROM, modem/baseband and it's rooted? Will I have issues returning it? Can I walk grandma over the phone on how to root her phone?
posted on Sep 28, 2013, 12:06 PM 0
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Timely software updates; from Samsung? Android 4.2 came out November 13th 2012 and my Note 2 is still at 4.1.2. Android 4.3 came out on July 24 2013 and we're looking at November/December 2013; that's 5 to 6 months out and no telling when Verizon will approve the software. And let's not even talk about 4.4 kitkat. I wonder which Samsung phone will receive that first in 2014? Possibly the Google edition S4 but not too many people buy that phone if they can't get it under contract. You minus well buy a Nexus device. Samsung's track record is pretty obvious. It will take months for any carrier based Samsung phone to receive timely updates. By then I'm already looking at the next big thing.
posted on Sep 28, 2013, 8:53 AM 2
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