Dec 13 AT 5:01 PM Dima Aryeh 12 Comments

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

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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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