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Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 Update Roll Out Weeks Away

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update has been pegged for a release inside the month of November, something that backs up rumors and information that we’ve seen emerge for the update that is set to replace the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update as the Galaxy S3′s upgrade up from Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Last month, Samsung announced that it would be rolling out a trio of updates later in the year, Galaxy Gear updates aimed at adding support for its older devices including the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2. That trio of devices still doesn’t have anything to show for Samsung’s announcement, but it looks like things are getting closer.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update could come in late October or November.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update could come in November.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update is rumored to be close with the software thought to be arriving in one to two weeks. As for Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, rumors have suggested that they will be rolling out later in the year. Specifically, for Galaxy S3 owners, it has been a little bit of a roller coaster ride as several different dates have emerged.

First, the Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update was pegged for October. Rumors have also suggested that it would be rolling out in late October, early November, ahead of the Galaxy Note 2 update which has been pegged for November or December. Now, the reliable SamMobile is saying that the update may in fact roll out in November.

No specific date is mentioned, but it does line up with previous information that suggested a possible roll out next month. At this point, it appears that the update is not days or months away but only weeks away from arrival and it appears that it could roll out close to the Galaxy S4 update which is though to be arriving at some point within the next two weeks.

Of course, all roll outs are not created equal and we should see unbranded, international variants of the device get their updates first, before the software moves onto carriers. Carriers in the United States typically lag behind the rest of the world so owners may not see the software for several weeks after the initial Android 4.3 roll out begins. When the software does arrive, it’s likely going to deliver some significant upgrades including Android 4.3 Jelly Bean features and features borrowed from the Galaxy S4′s software.

After Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, it appears that the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy S3, at the very least, will be moving to Android 4.4 KitKat, Google’s brand new operating system that should debut this month.

8 Comments

  1. Stephen Allan

    10/14/2013 at 11:59 am

    Any news on updates for the galaxy tab 2 10.1 wifi only? Ive heard every other device except this one?

  2. amy10

    10/14/2013 at 12:01 pm

    upto I saw the check of $7061, I didnt believe …that…my brother was trully bringing in money part time from their laptop.. there great aunt haz done this for only 1 year and recently repayed the morgage on there mini mansion and purchased a gorgeous Citroën DS. Web Site …….. http://iop.li/ph

  3. Tan

    10/14/2013 at 10:43 pm

    Need help! I own one S3, But encounter chargerging problem , battery and charger had changed, but the problem is still there. My issue is : after charging for 12 hrs on can get 50 % of level compare to my friend they can get 100% of level

    • Mike Smith

      10/15/2013 at 12:46 am

      I think this is a bug in the S3 whereby it seems over-sensitive to determining how much current it should draw when charging. Download the Galaxy Charging Current app from the Play Store and check the current draw. From a standard mains charger it should draw 1000 mA. If it’s less try unplugging the USB cable from the charger end and see if that makes a difference. Works for me every time.

    • Amit

      10/15/2013 at 12:47 am

      Get a new capdase atom charger along with a new micro usb cale (Bandridge is a good brand, USB A to Micro B Cable ONLY) and u will be glad with purchase.

      On a total it’s a $20 purchase.

    • Zoran

      10/17/2013 at 3:06 am

      You probably have problem with the cable (the one that goes from the charger to the phone). Try with a new cable, you don’t have to buy new, instead use some of the cables used for other devices that you own, usb on one end, micro usb on the other. The cables that come with the charger are not with great quality. I had the same problem, no I use the cable from my Kindle and everything is OK. Other problem can be the battery, if so, you should replace it. Try switching the cable, it’s free and you’ll know right away.

  4. Tan

    10/15/2013 at 2:47 am

    Thanks Mike & Amit for the information, i will try them

  5. Jim

    10/29/2013 at 5:50 pm

    U was a technician…maybe I can help u…it could be battery issues or something wrong in your main board….or a bug…u can make a factory reset and check it again…if nothing happens then change your battery…

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