Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) receives official Android 4.3 update – Exynos variant (GT-I9500) and Galaxy S3 expected to follow next week


We have some great news for Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) users – The official Android 4.3 update for your device is now out!

Samsung usually breaks their promises when it comes to bringing out the latest Android version updates for tons of their devices but this time they have kept their word when they promised at their Mobile UNPACKED 2 event that they will start rolling out updates in October.

Here are some of the changes in the 4.3 update:

  • OpenGL 3.0 Support
  • GALAXY GEAR Support
  • TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
  • ANT+ Support
  • Samsung KNOX Implementation (KNOX bootloader and dedicated application)
  • Samsung Wallet comes pre-loaded
  • Improved RAM management
  • Improved Display colour reproduction (Display looks much sharper than before)
  • Improved TouchWiz Launcher (Much less launcher redraws and less lag)
  • New Samsung Keyboard
  • New Samsung Browser (Full screen by default, new tab interface and more)
  • New Reading Mode (Optimises display for reading, used by only a few specific applications)
  • New Camera firmware
  • Minor UI tweaks (Contacts app, Flashlight Widget, dialog boxes etc)

The update is being rolled out in phases so if you haven’t received an OTA notification yet, do not worry as it will come very soon.

And according to a SamMobile, we can expect the 4.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) and Galaxy S3 to follow next week. The Note2 though will probably come in December because of the S-Pen feature updates.






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