Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 Update is coming in late October 2013 to owners in Asia of both GT-I9300 and GT-I9305 with special features from Samsung Galaxy S4 included in the firmware.
Owners in Asia of Galaxy S3
Owners in Asia of Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 and GT-I9305 are the first to get the official Android 4.3 update for their devices which is scheduled to be out in the last week of October 2013. Android SaS revealed the Android 4.3 firmware running Galaxy S3 along with its Easter Egg.
Samsung's new firmware update is expected to bring big changes to the previous flagship smartphone such as OpenGL ES 3.0, Bluetooth Smart and improved text input on keyboard. Owners receiving the update must be ready for its size which probably more than 100MB once pushed to the device.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Features
The long wait of Galaxy S3 owners are also going to be rewarded with features exclusively found in Galaxy S4 which will be included in the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update. Samsung currently testing the final build of the firmware to avoid bugs in the future and guarantees lag-free user experience.
TouchWiz 5 integration became the major issue on the Galaxy S3's Android 4.2 and 4.3 update and Samsung finally made it clear that features from current flagship devices are imparted for S3. Expect some changes such as:
1. Updated TouchWiz UI based from Galaxy S4
2. New applications from Galaxy S4
3. Updated exclusive Samsung apps included
4. Samsung Knox Security feature
5. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean goodies
6. Camera modifications and improvements
7. Battery optimisations
8. Security patches
Samsung Galaxy S4 Features include:
- Air Gestures
- Smart Stay
- Smart Pause
- Smart Scroll
Schedule of Release
In the final week of October, Samsung will officially release the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S3 and owners in Asia are the first to get it. The first Galaxy S3 variant to receive is the GT-I9300 model in Asia, followed by the 4G version of S3 then eventually pushed to Europe and the United States in following weeks.
Android 4.3 update may be downloaded from FOTA using Wi-Fi connection or via Samsung Kies PC Suite on your computer.
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