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Samsung Galaxy S3 Update: Official Update To Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Coming October, LTE Connectivity Issues A Problem

By Staff Writer | September 13, 2013 06:33 PM EDT

Samsung Galaxy S3 Update: Official Update To Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Coming October, LTE Connectivity Issues A Problem
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Update has been a source of constant frustration for months for the handsets users. But since the new Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy Gear was announced, the South Korean tech giant has confirmed that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for the S3 is coming this October.

Samsung Galaxy S3 launched in 2012 with the Android 4.04 Ice Cream Sandwich and during the summer, received access to the Android 4.1.2 update. The update, however, wasn’t without problems, Android Authority said. Users who upgraded their OS experienced LTE connectivity issues. Big Red carrier, Verizon, pulled the update and within a couple of weeks released a new one that fixed the 4G issues. One reader, however, complained that the LTE connectivity issues persist to this day.

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User Silent Patriot wrote that Verizon “never fixed the LTE issues completely, it’s still there, and bad as ever anywhere where I get less than 3 bars.”

According to Android Authority, the Galaxy S3 owners have been demanding this update the entire summer as so many less superior Samsung handsets were being spruced up with upgrades to Android 4.2.2. All this time the S3 remained running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with no confirmed report of an upcoming upgrade.

There were however plenty of speculations that Samsung would not be releasing the Android 4.2.2 update but would instead be serving up Android 4.3. No confirmations on these rumors ever came from the Samsung camp so consumers saw many devices like the Galaxy Grand Duos, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and many more all upgraded to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Latinospost.com goes even further to explain just how disrespected S3 owners felt when the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition got upgraded to the 4.3 Jelly Bean just a month after its debut.

According to Latinospost.com, S3 owners can now relax as their Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is set for release sometime this October. This will enable user to enjoy OpenGL 3.0 support that will dramatically boost their graphics for watching videos and playing games. Users will also get support for Bluetooth 4.0 LE and their restricted profiles.

Despite the fact that Android 4.4 KitKat is rumored to be a giant in comparison to the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Latinospost.com reassures S3 users that 4.3 will be much better than their current 4.1.

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.

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