Samsung has pulled off recently the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean upgrade for Samsung Galaxy S3 in the UK, after several complaints of British users, with rumors that Samsung has been dealing with some upgrade problems for a couple of weeks now. The Company`s attempts to jump from Android 4.1 to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean when it first arrived in the UK about two weeks ago, have encountered numerous upgrade issues, which put those Galaxy S3 lovers into a tight spot when rushing to upgrade the device.
As the source mentions, Samsung tried to make an official statement, stating that the download will be pulled off until the problem is fixed. To quote Samsung Mobile UK`s statement for the SamMobile blog: “As we are currently investigating the reported issues with Galaxy S3 4.3 Jelly Bean update, the upgrading service has been temporarily suspended. We are committed to providing customers with the best possible mobile experience, and will ensure to resume the upgrading service at the earliest possibility.”, the rumors have been confirmed.
But why did Samsung withdrawn the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean upgrade for the Galaxy S3? Well, it seems that there were flaws reported by the users, flaws which concerns battery drain, alarms not going off, apps that failed to work or random freezing.
Trouble seems to follow Samsung across the Atlantic too, as BBC reported that the US carrier AT&T has also pulled off the Android 4.3 upgrade for users owning the new Samsung Galaxy S4, but the site has not make a statement yet concerning these news.
Since the main reason of the upgrade was intended to allow the device to be compatible with the newest Galaxy Gear smartwatch, let`s hope that Samsung will fix the issues concerning this upgrade in a couple of days. We will keep you posted on the matter and will release immediate news in case something fresh comes up. Until then, enjoy your S3 without the update. It remains a great smartphone for you and your family.