Oct 25 AT 2:43 PM Dima Aryeh 22 Comments

Android 4.3 update schedule for US Samsung Galaxy devices leaked, provides Galaxy Gear support

Samsung update schedule

The Galaxy Gear has many faults, but the biggest one is arguably compatibility. It would be great if it worked with all Android phones like the Sony SmartWatch 2, but that isn’t the case. Not even most Galaxy devices are supported, with only the Galaxy Note 3 supporting the new smartwatch right now. That’s a pretty big downfall and is most likely causing a lot of lost sales.

So it should be no surprise that carriers are eager to push out the Android 4.3 update to their older Galaxy devices when you hear what the update includes. The Android 4.3 update, while being awesome and beneficial in itself, also brings Galaxy Gear support. A schedule has been leaked that provides the update times for multiple Galaxy devices on the four biggest carriers, and things are looking very good.

As you probably know, updates in the US are generally incredibly slow, with delays coming both from the OEMs and from the carriers. But the Galaxy Gear support has seemingly lit a fire under their bottoms, as almost all the updates are coming within a month. Only a few updates are releasing in December, while most are in November and a few are coming this month!

Keep in mind that these dates could change at any time. They are not set in stone, and knowing carriers, there will be delays. But for those with one of these devices, it’s great news that the (currently) newest version of Android is coming soon and bringing support for the Galaxy Gear. Are you guys excited?

Source: Android Police

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • ElvisonD

    It’s retarded that they’re not supporting the original tmobile GS3, and it’s not like they’ll switch my regular for the LTE one…oh well…good thing rooting android devices is the best thing that has happened since Android itself =P

    • Cheese head

      Hopefully they still are, they should, it’s practically the same phone I brought mine a couple months before the gs3(LTE) and they didn’t let me switch to it, they still support the original gs3 if they don’t I’ll take matters into my own hands and root and flash cyanogenmod it’s better anyways.

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  • edjpereira

    I’d be very happy if my SIII mini received 4.2.2. C’mon, Samsung, I bet it’s not that hard.

  • amir fallah

    big like

  • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com DroidSamurai

    It takes a poorly implemented product that Samsung eagerly wants to push out to press for a more accelerate update schedule … that shows how ridiculous the update process in the US is.

  • ibap

    You call those “older”? Get my hopes up with the title, and then dash them.

  • nmoline

    I’m glad to see the Note 2 getting this in November. I fear this is the last update I’ll see before my contract is up in November of 2014. Either way it’s nice to have an update at all.

  • arcospark

    Hmmm…seems something is missing: Samsung Galaxy Nexus…anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

    The phone is less than a year old and is relegated to the “no more updates” scrapheap…? Thanks for NOTHING, Samsung!

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      Are you talking about the carrier versions of the GNex? That’s more up to the carriers and Google than Samsung.

  • Cheese head

    I’m sick of waiting with Samsung, my next phone will be a iPhone or Nexus I need my updates ON-TIME!!!

  • amarcionek

    Wait, according to this I’ll have an update to 4.3 in 3 days!!!! Whoohoo! Oh wait its Verizon. Not holding my breath.

  • donger

    Samsung is updating devices?

  • Pravas

    That’s good news.


    I already have Android 4.3 and I can said… is great, better performance, a lot of features, it even improved de camera quality. The one I am using is a custome ROM, Beanstalk is the name and that is on my Atrix HD.

  • alexanderharri3

    No love from ATT for the S4 Active despite being the same phone – shame, ATT, shame.

  • klcow92

    I never understood the purpose of gear, it seems to me that wearable tech such as the galaxy gear are still in its infancy, but I hope to see much better products in the near future. :)

  • Noman
  • John

    Schedule states ANDROID 4.3 for T-Mobile Galaxy S4, to roll out on 11/18.. That was yesterday and no update. I’ve checked via phone and Samsung Kies. Has it been postponed?

  • james

    i have bought note 2 from dubai..i am using this phone in india..when will i get update to 4.3?

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  • sharna jones

    Still waiting on my update so I can activate my samsung gear.