Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 Update Hits Another Major Market

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update has finally landed in India, one of the largest smartphone markets in the world, several weeks after the Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update starting rolling out to other regions around the world.

Samsung started rolling out the Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update back in early November. The update, which brings Galaxy Gear support and Galaxy S4 camera features, landed for U.S. carriers in the days after, finishing up with several carriers including Verizon during the month of December.

The Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update is winding down though, as we have pointed out, there are still some Galaxy S3 variants out there that still haven’t received their Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates.

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Samsung has crossed another region off the list today as the company has reportedly pushed out the Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update to users in India, one of the largest smartphone markets in the world. The update, as expected, delivers many of the features that we’ve seen from the other Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 updates. It includes Galaxy Gear support, Samsung KNOX, and UI changes that arrived with the Galaxy S4.

The update should roll out to owners over the next couple of days and those who are interested in upgrading should check inside of their settings for the update. If available, it will download and then install.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 can run S Voice from the Galaxy S4 with S Voice Drive.

There are still a few Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 updates remaining. French carrier SFR still owes its Galaxy S3 LTE owners an Android 4.3 update and Australian carrier Telstra has yet to confirm an Android 4.3 update for its version of the Galaxy S3. It’s still not clear if the company will be rolling out an update.


Rumors suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will get Android 4.4 KitKat at some point down the road with whispers pointing to a release in April. Samsung itself hasn’t confirmed anything so it’s still not set in stone. French carrier SFR did, however, confirm Android 4.4 KitKat updates for the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3.