At IFA Berlin, Samsung unveiled a series of new devices and updates. Among these, they came with great news for Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 owners: they will be getting an Android 4.3 OTA update next month. The Galaxy Note 2 was also said, at some point, to get the Android 4.3 update, but no confirmation on that yet. The device is currently running Android 4.1. Android 4.3 is a variant of Android Jelly Bean that brings interesting new features like restricted profiles, Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy support, OpenGL 3.0 support, a T9 dialer and improvements to the notification system. However, with the Android 4.4 on the way, some of you might choose to wait.
As our source states, the Galaxy S3 launched in 2012 with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. This summer, the device received an update to Android 4.1.2, but the Verizon version had 4G LTE connectivity issues.. The retailer had to pull the update, fixed the problem and released it. We’ve been hearing since August about an Android 4.3 update for Deutsche Telekom. The Galaxy S4, on the other hand, shipped with Android 4.2.2, its Google Play Edition already running the latest version. The device features a 5.0 inch Super AMOLED display, a 2600 mAh battery and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300 processor.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 sports a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen, a Samsung Exynos 4 Quad core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor and a 2100 mAh battery. We can’t wait for the update and hope there won’t be any problems with it. I’m sure there are many users of the Galaxy S3 and S4, so this news made a whole lot of people happy.