Tweet news: Samsung Galaxy Note III to launch with Android 4.3 installed

Tweet news: Samsung Galaxy Note III to launch with Android 4.3 installed
A tweet from Sam Mobile has some wonderful news for those waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note III. According to the information on the tweet, Samsung is currently testing Android 4.3 internally and will pre-install the OS build on the next iteration of its phablet.

Sam Mobile says that the information has been #Confirmed. We're not sure that this means that you can take this rumor to the bank, but it matches what happened last year when the Samsung Galaxy S III launched with Android 4.0.4 on board and the Samsung GALAXY Note II came to market with Android 4.1.1.

This year, the Samsung Galaxy S4 launched with Android 4.2.2 pre-installed which would seem to make it likely that Android 4.3 would come on the Samsung Galaxy Note III right out of the box. In Germany, Deutsch Telekom confirmed that the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-i9300) purchased from the carrier will skip Android 4.2.2 and go straight to Android 4.3. This is expected to be the rule rather than the exception globally, another reason to believe that the Samsung Galaxy Note III will launch with Android 4.3 running the show.

source: @SamMobile via AndroidGuys

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1. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

My guess? It will look like the Note II. Arent they supposed to move to a new design stage at some point? I remember hearing about the S III starting the current design, but when is the next?

2. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Most likely starting with the S5. I would be surprised if the they decide to start design 3.0 for the Note III. Let's wait and see!

3. kassi

Posts: 109; Member since: May 25, 2013

i hope it will look like the nokia 7600

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Don't get your hopes up too high.

5. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

So Samsung can ship with Android 4.3, but LG and Motorola can't?

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

4.3 haven't been out that long with other companies they are in testing stage.

11. rtol1

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I think the G2 and Moto X were tested with 4.2.2 and were close to being finalized around the time that 4.3 came out. Apparently Samsung still has enough time to test the latest version of Android and include it out-of-the-box on the Note III.

12. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Given the bugs currently in 4.3, I would say that LG and Motorola are the smart ones here.

6. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Gnote2 came from s3, gnote3 maybe from s4 design. That's what I think.

8. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I guess no Exynos in the Note 3 but we do get 4.3.

9. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

The note 3 isn't mean to be the mainstream flagship, people assuming that the design is going to be any different only have these ill informed rumour mongering blogs like stuff, phonesreview and cnet to blame. The S5 will be the one to bring design 3.0, the S being the main flagship series of the entire Samsung mobile division. Plus by that time may as well wait to see what Samsung do with the Note 4 and how big the Galaxy Mega successor will be, hopefully they'll make it an equal or place it entirely above the Note series.

10. papss unregistered

Ss is on their A game with staying on top of the software hill. Still can't get past their design so here's to hoping for something better on that front

13. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

normally I am pissed at carriers and oems for bogarting updates on the windows phone 8 platform but... i love how nokia tests their sheet and doesnt brick my phone like samsung and htc android is like that... lots of fast updates but full of bugs seriously... google makes android users beta testers they are so buggy WHY GOOGLE? WHY? you havent released a stable os since gingerbread.... wtf?

14. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

The question for Samsung is. .. when do we experience 4.3 jb for our gnote 2, next year ? Or your numb, and just concentrating for the new phones.

15. TripnCNT

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

#13 Obviously you have had limited use of Android phones implying that Gingerbread 2.3 is more stable then 4.1 Jelly-bean, let alone 4.2

17. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

yes because my gs3 didnt come with 4.0.4 out of the box and got an update to 4.1.2 oh... no rooting, no mod, no custom roms because i shouldnt have to tweak the f out of my phone just to get a smooth and manageable device oh and i know what is in the lastest android... my laptop is quad booted with windows 8.1, kali linux 1.0.4, android 4.3 and meego v1.2 android is buggy

16. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

note 3 and htc one max 4.3

18. affandi

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Boring, where is all the leaked images and specifications? It's been awfully quiet this month, and only a couple of weeks left..

20. Michaelgadget

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Galaxy range of mobile devices are continually growing and there are a huge number of devices available from budget models to premium devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Note. Thanks for updating...

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