Samsung Galaxy S III spotted wearing Android 4.3

Samsung Galaxy S III spotted wearing Android 4.3
With word that the Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung GALAXY Note II would be skipping Android 4.2.2 and heading straight to Android 4.3, a leaked picture from the same source that tipped that story, shows the Samsung Galaxy S III wearing a test version of the next Android build. The device in the picture allegedly belongs to someone who works for Samsung's R&D center in India.

According to the tipster, there are two teams working on the update with one team slaving over a hot Samsung Galaxy S III while another team is working tirelessly on updating the Samsung GALAXY Note II to Android 4.3. If the next iteration of Jelly Bean is introduced next week, the word is that Samsung is going to dump Android 4.2.2 completely.

While a test build of Android 4.2.2. has already been seen for the Samsung Galaxy S III, a tweet from SamMobile in June said that the reason for delaying Android 4.2.2. on that model, as well as on the GALAXY Note II, had to do with testing the new version of TouchWiz on the devices first. Now it seems that it might be too late for the 4.2.2 build as Samsung seems ready to go straight ahead to Android 4.3 with both models.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Temefy

Related phones

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



22. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

Read the article because this is a test build

20. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

This is undoubtedly FAKE, one cannot use a kernel compiled for Android 4.2 on 4.3 without adding the changes & recompiling it. This kernel was compiled the February 19 and at exactly 16:06:59 and the same used in the leaked 4.2.1 firmware. Furthermore it has the same changelist as the leaked Feburary firmware (171637) I9300XXUFMB3 Android Version: 4.1.2 - JZO54K (Jelly Bean) PDA: I9300XXUFMB3 CSC: I9300OJKFMB3 MODEM: N/A Region: Middle East Carrier: Branded Changelist: 171637 Build Date: 19th Februray 2013

21. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Furthermore JDQXX = Android 4.2.x

17. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

I prefer Android Stock Pure Jelly Bean 4.3, that will be GREAT! not it Touchwiz (LAG)

19. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

get a nexus 4 like me (finally getting mine today!) and wait till 24th :P

16. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Like I said, Sammy will shock ppl. with the early adaptation of 4.3 on last year's flagships.

14. samsuper

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Now s3 is affordable price, with 4.3 update it will become more powerful.

12. xDrizzyXx

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 28, 2011

The kernel version says Feb 19 , 2013...

10. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

fake coz kernel version still showing 3.0 not 3.4

11. jonartpop

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Really? That's disappointing..

13. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

3.0/3.4 is honeycomb baby!!! That's for tablet.

15. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Oh, I'm out of the topic, it's about kernel right? Just disappointed for my gnote 2 still on 4.1jb, my apology!

6. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

So, another 4 or more months to test the new version of touchwiz ui b4 implementing it for gnote2, while the gnote3 wearing 4.3 is around the corner. My goodness...S a m s u n g!!!!!!

9. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

If you'll not change your strategy, you cannot beat the iPhone, mark my word!

3. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

For once oem are ahead of android version release.

4. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

I believe it is just matter of "push the button" at Google to send the 4.3 update to Nexus devices. When other OEMs will be ready they might push it together at once.

5. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

What it means is if OEM's are working on it already, its been ready on a nexus device, as android is developed on a nexus.

2. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

well,this is suprising.good going samsung.unless this a fake mod done in the build.prop file.

7. lee480 unregistered

The quality of PA's article are going down exponentially everyday. It's so obvious is fake. Looked at the kernel compilation date.

8. lee480 unregistered


18. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

uh yeah just noticed that thanks for pointing it out :| the kernel was compiled in february.i'm pretty sure nobody not even the companies got the 4.3 source available to them back in feb cause obviously google wouldn't have released 4.3 so soon it might still be in development.

1. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012


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