If you have a Samsung Galaxy S III from the carrier Deutsche Telekom, you’ll be getting a sweet treat. Your smartphone will be upgraded directly to Android 4.3, skipping Android 4.2.2. A Deutsche Telekom representative confirmed, on their forum, that the information is true. Another device said to be receiving Android 4.3 is the Galaxy Note 2. Both devices are carrying Android 4.1 at the moment, and the carrier found no reason not to update them to the latest operating system, as it has already been released. However, Deutsche Telekom hasn’t specified the release date. Also, there is no word on whether the same update jump will be made in other countries but Germany.
According to our source, Samsung is making the update technically possible all over the world, yet in a lot of cases it will be up to the carrier whether to push the update or not. Deutsche Telekom also holds substantial shares in other telecom companies, including Central European subsidiaries Slovak Telekom (Slovakia), Magyar Telekom (Hungary), and T-Hrvatski Telekom (Croatia), so it might be possible that at least these countries will receive a direct Android 4.3 update at some point. We’ll just have to wait and see about that.
If you do not own a Samsung Galaxy S3 but like the idea of using Android 4.3, let’s take a look at the phone’s specs, for you to decide easier:
- 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.8 inches display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2
- 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
- 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash
- 1.9 MP secondary camera
- Exynos 4412 Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 processor
- 2100 mAh battery
- The smartphone does not support LTE.