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Verizon Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Update Detailed

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The Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update has been detailed ahead of its arrival with Verizon showing off all the contents of the Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 update ahead of its arrival.

Earlier today, we reported on a listing that Samsung placed on its website for the Verizon Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, an update that was rumored to be rolling out today. And while Samsung offered up some of the update’s details, it did not offer up a full changelog for the update, instead, leaving that for Verizon to deal with.

From the link on Samsung’s listing, users are able to view an extensive changelog for the Verizon Galaxy S4 update, an update that will not only be bring Galaxy Gear support along with it but a number of other features as well.

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The changelog suggests that Verizon’s 300MB+ update for the Galaxy S4 will come with fixes to Weatherbug, a fix for video app crashes, a fix for a call audio issue, Blocking Mode, and Starter Mode has now been renamed to Easy Mode. We imagine that there are some other features and enhancements on board as well as changelogs don’t always reveal everything about an update.

It’s still not clear when the Verizon Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update will be rolling out though given that Samsung said it would be rolling out today, it’s possible that we could see it start rolling out before the day is over. Verizon still hasn’t confirmed anything but the fact that it has posted a changelog to its website is a sign that something is close.

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The update, when it does finally roll out, will emerge Over-the-Air for owners of the Galaxy S4. It’s not clear if the update will roll out to all Galaxy S4 owners at the same time or if it will roll out in stages. Often, Verizon will release software incrementally with some owners getting the software on the first day of availability and others, getting the update several days down the road.

Verizon’s Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 update should be the first Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 update in the United States. Sprint’s Galaxy S4 is thought to be getting the software on October 30th while the AT&T and T-Mobile Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 updates with Galaxy Gear support aren’t supposed to get their upgrades until November.

5 Comments

  1. jrchuxx

    10/28/2013 at 10:07 pm

    I just got the update for my vzw s4

  2. alias73

    10/28/2013 at 10:15 pm

    I got it too about an hour ago.

  3. Jay

    10/29/2013 at 3:42 am

    I got the 4..3 update last night. One problem…. In developer options I like to set my animation modes to 0. But after I use the camera, the transition animation mode goes back to the default of 1. Is there a know fix? Thanks.

  4. r.heyn

    10/29/2013 at 4:12 am

    Just got mine. Wow Verizon! Way to step it up.

  5. meagan

    11/02/2013 at 3:35 pm

    Anybody have issues with contacts while texting? When I enter a contact name I only get emails. If I enter one letter, I can see phone numbers but any more than that, it’s just emails.

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