Nov 04 AT 11:06 AM Nick Gray 10 Comments

Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.3 update rollout commences


Unlocked versions of the Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) have started receiving the Android 4.3 update. Samsung had originally promised that the update would be delivered before the end of October, but we’re willing to forgive the tardiness of the update because the new software comes with quite a few enhancements.

As always, the update for carrier branded versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III is not available yet. The Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III variants are expected to receive the Android 4.3 update later this month. Samsung has yet to announce its Android 4.4 update plans, but we suspect the Samsung Galaxy S III will make the list due to the handsets vast market share.

Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.3 changes

  • Samsung Galaxy Gear Support
  • TRIM Support
  • ANT+ Support
  • TouchWiz updated to match Galaxy S4
  • New Samsung Keyboard
  • Updated GPU drivers with improved benchmark scores
  • New Lockscreen
  • New Screen modes: Adapt Display and Professional Photo
  • Daydream
  • Driving mode
  • Actionable notifications
  • Move-to-SD-card feature
  • New Camera mode : Sound and Shot
  • New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
  • New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)

Source: SamMobile

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • darkmy

    How about the Galaxy S III Mini?
    Will it receive the 4.3 or at least the 4.2.2?

    • shomir

      hi nice

    • benhama

      je besoin la version 4.3 pour s3

  • Gill Android

    Oh still waiting for 4.3 for my Note 2 !!

    • shomir

      hi nice

  • rob

    What about galaxy note 1st generation?

  • George

    Wonder if the GS3 on MetroPCS will get this update also?

  • donger

    About time.

  • Mark

    appoximately how large is the file

  • Gill Android

    Finally updated my Note 2 to 4.3..Its great. The file was huge, 700 MB.