Galaxy S3 & Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Updates Hit Snag

A few of the remaining Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates have hit a snag as one carrier has unfortunately had to delay them due to issues found during the testing process. The bugs have now pushed the updates out to the month of January, meaning some Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 users will be left out of 2013’s Android 4.3 party.

A majority of Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates have already rolled out. Roll outs in the United States, for instance, started in the month of November. We’ve seen all major Android 4.3 updates roll out and smaller carriers like MetroPCS have also deployed their Android 4.3 updates. There are, however, devices that have yet to receive their upgrades to Android 4.3, leaving users searching for information.

Wirelessly charge the Galaxy S3.

While many carriers remain silent on their progress, French carrier SFR has been extremely vocal about its work on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2. Originally, the company had hoped to deploy these updates this year but it looks like issues will prevent the carrier from pushing out some of these updates until January.

Thanks to bugs, the carrier has pushed back Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates for the 4G variants of the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2. Those who own those devices will see the updates roll out in January. SFR did not provide specific dates only that it plans to have the software validated by tomorrow, December 27th.


December could bring the Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 update release in some regions, with Galaxy Note 3 features.

This is good news for those on SFR though it doesn’t help those on carriers like Telstra, for instance, where the Galaxy S3 just received another Android 4.2 update and still doesn’t have Android 4.3 in its sights.

Whatever the case may be, it means that at least some Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 models will have been waiting more than two months for their updates. Samsung originally announced the roll outs in October before it started pushing out a majority of the software updates in November.

Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4 KitKat updates are rumored for 2014 with whispers circling around the month of April. Samsung itself has not confirmed updates for either device which means that millions of users remain in limbo.


  1. Metro PCS in CA. Hasn’t put it out yet. I knew we would be one of the last ones to get it because of Metro putting so damn much bloatware on these phones. This is ridiculous!!!

  2. I hate samsung now.. ive been dealing with problems from bugs for almost a year now and they gonna push us 4g people off even longer.. ill NEVER buy another samsung phone!!!

  3. Still no update for Samsun Galaxy SIII in Thailand. Slow roll out and useless. Can’t beat Apple in this case. When they have an OS roll out its swift and global.

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