Dec 13 AT 5:01 PM Dima Aryeh 12 Comments

Verizon updating Galaxy S4 Mini to Android 4.3, Galaxy Gear support in tow


Samsung has moved on from updating its last few flagships to Android 4.3, like the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II, and is now updating lower-end devices. The latest to be updated to Android 4.3 is the Verizon Galaxy S4 Mini, and surprisingly, the budget-oriented device is getting support for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

Other than Gear support, you won’t find much else changed. Verizon added some more bloatware apps, fixed a few bugs, improved 4G LTE connectivity and changed the name of a single feature. Despite the jump in Android version, it’s not a huge update. It goes to show how unimportant Android version is in some cases.

If you own one of these small devices, head to Settings > About phone to check for updates. You may just get it before everyone else. If you don’t get it, wait a while for the rollout to spread. And tell us, will you be getting a Galaxy Gear now that you can?

Via: Android Police

Source: Verizon Wireless

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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