28 responses

  1. Dan

    Verizon needs to do their work.

    What a slacker!!

  2. Ron Miller

    Incompetence apparently still reigns @ Verizon. If it weren’t for my grandfathered unlimited data plan, I’d have long since moved to AT&T. The fact that they never commented on the (as it turns out) fallacious release date is as reprehensible as being last again.

  3. Mark

    I’m with Ron. Without the grandfathered data plan, I’d be long gone with VZ.

    • melvin

      Wtf verizon we’re waiting here

  4. Jonathan

    And still waiting……

  5. Luka

    Lol at least you are expected to get the update without any bugs… If you were in Europe, you wouldn’t even bare to install the update cause of all the bug…

  6. Kevin

    Vastly improved UI performance, 4G performance and battery life with the T-Mobile update.

  7. David

    How do you still have a grandfathered plan? I was taken off that plan this year.

    If Verizon didn’t have the best service, I would be long gone. I’m so sick of Verizon always being the last to update Android!!!!

  8. Ryan

    The fact that I still have Verizon’s unlimited grandfather plan is the only reason I am still with Verizon. This is the second 4g android phone I have had that has been waiting for updates long past everyone else or expected times. I understand holding off on 4.2, and testing against bugs like the one I experienced with 4.1.2. But Verizon you are sooooo slow with updates that you still don’t get right. I don’t want to switch to apple, but they are the only one who seems to have the ability to require Verizon to do there job in a timely fashion. Maybe it would be quicker if Verizon didn’t have to test all those garbage bloatware apps that no one uses when dealing with OS updates.

  9. glenn

    I’m on mobile but the update haste some glitches . I wish I waited to download.Verizon is probably waiting for them to fix it.

  10. dexman

    4.3 has been a nightmare for S4 owners. Buggy to say the least. VZW S3 owners that have not upgraded may want to hold off even if the software has been sent to their phones.

  11. Amaury H.

    Verizon, just let the rollout begin. We have a plethera of talented developers out here that will fix it for you. Give them the source code and within a week they’ll do the job for you. Then you can throw some donations their way to show your appreciation…….

  12. dexman

    As noted above, 4.3 has been a disaster for S4 users. So much so that AT&T has halted the roll out and Samsung is supposed to be issuing a fix around mid December. S3 owners may want to hold off updating at this time.

  13. ryot

    Sprint galaxy note 2 4.3 got it wooo

    • Rick F

      Verizon is a joke when it comes to update.Always the last one,and still as always get it wrong every freaking time.Stop telling lies to the public saying that you tested vigorously,cut the crap and admit that you have no freaking clue whatwhat you are doing

      • Madeline Schwarzerose

        I think you are wrong, it is only wise not to allow your users to a suicide update for the phone…

    • Jay

      Where are you at? Nothing in Oklahoma yet..

  14. Vik

    Don’t complain about Verizon. I’m on AT&T and it took us like 6 months more than anybody else to get the update to 4.1.2 that brought the split screen. All this time I’ve been cursing at AT&T and wishing I was with Verizon.

    • dexman

      Verizon tends to be slow with the roll out of new phones. With the 4.3 update, the software was pushed along and S4 owners like me now have impaired (to varying degrees) phones.

      • Madeline Schwarzerose

        feel lucky for that. The update still has unfixed issues

  15. mudit

    when will gs3 international version get 4.3 update… still wating.

    • Madeline Schwarzerose

      I can’t say about other countries but in UK they stoped the update for now until they find out where is the problem. No one knows whem or if the “lucky” rest of us that didn’t received the update will ever take it.

  16. Bugfan1Janet

    I’m definitely willing to wait & make sure Verizon has tested the update real good instead of releasing a major update with MANY glitches. So this is one Verizon customer that’s NOT freaking out over this. Definitely NOT gonna leave a company that’s proven time & time again to my family & myself and friends that they are “WAY ABOVE” AT&T in cellular service & also in customer service. And we are NOT grandfathered in anymore. But we don’t have a problem at all with speed. That’s for sure. In fact; the people that I know that are still on the grandfathered plan suffer from their speeds lagging. Go figure.

  17. phillip beren

    I have AT&T. I updated my S3 to 4.3 and now my flash goes off when i receive calls/texts/emails. No other issues.

  18. Dana

    I just updated my Virgin Mobile phone this morning, and it’s much more stable now, the screen seems to be more crisp and clear, and the colors aren’t off like they were before. This was a much needed update!

  19. nirav

    When will 4.3 update for s3 comes in india

  20. ward9428

    Why cant I update? Im still rollin with 4.1 jelly bean..

  21. sean

    Here’s what I noticed so far

    -A long list of notifications keep popping up, even though I have cleared them many times… for example, things I downloaded months ago keep popping up in my notifications. This list reappears faithfully every hour!
    -In general things are slower and movement is a little jerky. Prior to the upgrade, when I used the task killer app to kill all unused apps, I would routinely have 1000M free… now the most I ever have is about 800M! The phone is slower and the battery doesn’t last as long!!! Terrible!!!
    -Some settings in the alarm clock application were reset / changed. My alarm tones all changed and I almost didn’t wake up on time for work!
    -In the music player, when I add a song to the playlist, the music player app now automatically takes me to the list… It makes compiling a playlist an extremely tedious task
    -Email app is very annoying to use now–I have multiple mailboxes, and they were easier to access in the past. The new layout is not as good.
    -If I launch an app from a subfolder, after I quit the app, the subfolder is still open!!! Why??
    -Why is the first photo in each photo gallery 4x as big as the other photos? This is kind of pointless.
    -Why do my text messages pop up on my lock screen? Anyone can see them!!!
    -All my playlists were cleared!!!
    -What is with these widgets on the lock screen? What is the point of a lock screen if there are widgets all over it? I can’t turn these widgets off!!! And when I tap on the widgets, a functionless box pops up!!! WTF!!!

    4.3 is terrible! Don’t download it!

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