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Android 4.3 update for Samsung Galaxy S3 now available in UK

December 6, 2013 at 1:20 am | News Desk


London: Samsung once again start rolling out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S3 after removing it for some issues.

Last month Samsung roll out Android 4.3 update for Samsung Galaxy S3 but due to some issues company blocked the update. Now once again Samsung starting to roll out the update once again.

There are quite a lot of changes and improvements in the new Android 4.3 firmware over Android 4.1.2. Samsung has completely changed the core UI to the one found on the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, even the setting app has been completely overhauled with a new tabbed interface.

The bad news is that even though Samsung has changed the core UI elements, it’s still using the same old original Galaxy S3 launcher and widgets. Also, Samsung hasn’t implemented Samsung Knox yet, but we may see it in future builds of Android 4.3. Samsung doesn’t provide an official change log for its updates but after testing a few internal builds and this official one, we can give you folks our own list of changes and improvements we have noticed.

It you update you smartphone you will have changes like Galaxy Gear Support, TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster), Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4′s theme all over), New Samsung Keyboard, GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores), New Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message, New Screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo, Daydream, Driving mode, Actionable notifications, Move-to-SD-card feature, New Camera mode : Sound and Shot, New Additions in Notification Centre, Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the Galaxy S4), Implementation of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature), New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music, Full screen Samsung apps and New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4).

The new software update is being rolled out in phases, so it may not yet be available in your country at the moment but don’t worry it will arrive very soon. If your device is carrier branded then it might take sometime as the update has to get improved by the carrier first and only then Samsung will make it available for your device. For now, the new software update is only available in the United Kingdom.

To keep track of the countries and carriers receiving the new Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300), check out our live feed below:

To update your Galaxy S3 to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, connect your device to your computer and use Samsung KIES or simply use Samsung’s OTA service. To download and install the firmware via OTA, go to Settings > More > About Device > Software update > Update.

All new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmwares for the Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) are present in our Firmware Section, as well. You can use our Firmware Section to manually update your device if for some reason you can’t officially update your device via Samsung Kies or via OTA as you might be using a Custom ROM or if your country has not yet received the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Update. Also, bookmark this page as we will keep this page up to date with the latest information on countries and carriers releasing the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Update.

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