Last week, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update rolled out to select owners around the world. The update, which will continue to roll out in the weeks ahead, is thought to have arrived ahead of two other Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates, updates for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2. And while Samsung hasn’t confirmed anything yet, a Galaxy Gear manual and a carrier in Australia have confirmed one of the updates for arrival in the weeks ahead.
At the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launch event, Samsung announced that it would be rolling out a software update to the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 that would bring support for the Galaxy Gear, Samsung’s new watch accessory. While the company didn’t call it Android 4.3 Jelly Bean by name, it was assumed that it would be Android 4.3.
Those suspicions were confirmed last week, at least for the Samsung Galaxy S4, as Samsung began the Android 4.3 roll out for the Galaxy S4. The update, which hasn’t yet rolled out in the United States, brings a number of upgrades to the table including support for the Galaxy Gear. While it has been assumed that the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 updates are next, Samsung hasn’t said anything. Thanks to a Galaxy Gear manual and Telstra Australia though, we now know the Android 4.3 updates are on their way.
Buried inside of a Galaxy Gear Consumer Consultant Guide, Samsung states, very clearly, that:
Future SW updates for Samsung devices “Galaxy S3”, “Galaxy S4” and “Galaxy Note 2” based on releases of SW Android OS 4.3 will be compatible with Galaxy Gear.
If that wasn’t enough confirmation, Telstra has released its brand new update timeline that provides its customers with information about upcoming updates. In the new time line, Telstra confirms its intention to update the Galaxy Note 2 to Android 4.3. The company states that it will be updating them both sometime during the month of November.
Oddly enough, it says that the Galaxy S3 will be getting Android 4.2.2 first. Both the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates have been rumored for arrival in November.
These updates should be more substantial than the Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update as they are thought to be coming with a number of TouchWiz features in addition to the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean features. Earlier in the year, Samsung promised some of the Galaxy S4′s TouchWiz software features and these updates are expected to deliver them.