Samsung may not be talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 until September 4th in Berlin, Germany, but Galaxy Note 3 leaks have all but confirmed a number of features including the device’s Android software which will almost certainly be Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and not Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
Last week, a leak seemed to confirm the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 software as Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the latest update from Google that emerged from hiding at the end of last month. The software, which is currently heading out to Nexus devices, has yet to land for a non-Nexus device though it looks like the Galaxy Note 3 will be among the first to get it.
The device is now certain to arrive with Android 4.3 as a new DLNA certification for the SM-N900S, a known Galaxy Note 3 model number, pegs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean as its software. The filing found by RBMen backs up everything we’ve been seeing emerge about the Galaxy Note 3 and it points to Samsung prepping the device with Google’s latest software.
What it doesn’t reveal though is what else is going to be on board, software-wise, when the Galaxy Note 3 touches down on September 4th ahead of IFA in Berlin. The Galaxy Note series always comes equipped with unique software that takes advantage of the big screen and the device’s S Pen stylus which is bundled with the device.
Last year’s Galaxy Note 2 brought upgraded S Pen applications and the device’s well-known Multi-Window View feature that allows users to split the display up to run two different applications at once. The Galaxy S3 recently received this feature through an Android 4.1.2 update.
What will come to the Galaxy Note 3 though is unclear. Samsung will likely include some of the features that arrived with the Galaxy S4 software back in April but which features remain unknown.
As for the rest of the Galaxy Note 3, the device is likely to utilize a 5.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core processor, 13MP camera, a design that is plastic like the Galaxy S4 and a release date in late September.