Samsung Galaxy S3 Update: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Will Finally Be Available To Users This October, Samsung Confirms

By Staff Writer | September 05, 2013 05:10 PM EDT

Samsung Galaxy S3 update will arrive on October according to the South Korean tech giant itself. Users of the handset will get the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the tech blog Android Authority reports.

Like Us on Facebook

Tensions run high amongst Samsung Galaxy S3’s owners whenever the topic of an update is discussed. Many of the smartphone’s owners are disillusioned at the slow pace of the update being available, especially when less-famous handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S2 has received Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.





Samsung Galaxy S3 was launched last year with the Android 4.04 Ice Cream Sandwich and during this summer, it received the Android 4.1.2 update. The update, according to Android Authority, did not come without problems.

Big Red carrier Verizon first released the 4.1.2 update and also added support for features like Multi-Window multitasking, Multi-Screen and S Beam’s Auto Share Shot. After the update Samsung Galaxy S3 users began experiencing issues on 4G LTE connectivity, which prompted the U.S. carrier to pull the update.

The lack of an official Android 4.2.2 update spread rumors that the Samsung Galaxy S3 may move straight to Android 4.3.

Android 4.3 is still sourced out from Android Jelly Bean, together with Android 4.1 and 4.2, noted Android Authority. The new features it brings include restricted profiles, Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy support, Open GL 3.0 support, and a T9 dialer. There has also been improvement in terms of notifications for the device.

Aside from the Samsung Galaxy S3, owners of the company’s flagship handset Samsung Galaxy S4 will also get the update.

Tagged :  world news, technology


Weekly Wrap Up 10.03.15 | 01:26PM EDT

K-Pop Songs You May Have Missed: September 2015

With so many great new releases out this past month, it's hard to keep on top of them all. Here are 15 that may have slipped under your radar, but definitely deserve a listen.

Weekly Wrap Up 10.03.15 | 01:17PM EDT

14 Must-Hear K-Pop Dance Tracks From September 2015

Get up and move with these infectious K-pop beats from artists like GI, G.Soul, GOT7, Jun Jin and more.

Concert / Event 10.03.15 | 11:15AM EDT

Epik High And Jinusean Join iKON's 1st Concert As Special Guests

The two veteran acts supported the YG Entertainment newbies on stage for their debut concert in Seoul on October 3.

Comeback / Teaser / Music Video 10.03.15 | 10:52AM EDT

JYJ's Kim Junsu To Release New Solo Album October 19

The idol singer and musical actor will release his second solo album of the year later this month and kick off his tour of Asia.

KpopStarz Is Looking For Enthusiastic Entertainment Contributors Reach Millions On The Web.
Real Time Analytics