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Samsung Galaxy S3 & Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Updates Confirmed



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.

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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.

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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.



  1. prashant saxena

    10/21/2013 at 12:10 pm

    I am watching and waiting continually for this software update, and the wait is not for improvement wait is to see if Smart Scroll and Smart pause will be added or not. Hope they will add them..

  2. Sava

    10/21/2013 at 12:23 pm

    What about 4.2 .2 plus update for s3 ?

    • Jay

      10/22/2013 at 6:19 pm

      i think its going straight to jelly bean

  3. abhishek

    10/21/2013 at 7:07 pm

    yes.. i m hpy note 2 update 4.3 huurreeyyyy…..

    • nashu

      10/31/2013 at 5:49 am

      Did u update ur note 2 4.3 how did u install tekl me…

  4. Chris Charles

    10/21/2013 at 8:37 pm

    Wonder if it will actually be here before the end of 2013?

    • kopiko

      10/22/2013 at 1:54 am

      whats new!!? they’ve been delaying since before 2nd half of the years what else should we expect from samsung man.. nothing but false info

  5. kopiko

    10/22/2013 at 1:48 am

    hey!! why don’t you just say “hey stupid people the update is next year or no more” so we don’t expect too much from your non sense news from unreliable source.

  6. Austin

    10/22/2013 at 4:31 pm

    samsung is too slow with the update to 4.3. while other companies already done.

  7. Ramon

    10/22/2013 at 7:10 pm

    Im getting tired of this my contract is almost up and I was thinking of getting the note 3 and the smart watch. When the updates for that come out its gonna be 3 years from now. I think its iphone 5s again.

  8. Bob

    10/22/2013 at 9:09 pm

    I dropped motocrapola for the same reason. Updates promised and then delayed for no apparent reason. Like is some big secret. Samsung developers suck and we should just all root our phones and support the developers who work out of their basements to give us the same if not better updates faster than the big corporations. Support your product Samsung and take care of the people who write your pay checks.

  9. Whoppy

    10/23/2013 at 1:52 am

    4.3 update for S4 for sure, not sure about Note 2 or S3 since they already getting phased out.

  10. SGS3

    10/23/2013 at 8:56 pm

    Information for S3 is incorrect, JB 4.2.2 Plus?????

  11. srikrishna

    10/24/2013 at 3:13 am

    What is this yaar galaxy grand has an update of 4.2.2 but note 2 doesn’t have plse update early

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