With the announcement of the Android 4.4 KitKat version, more and more users would be trying to see if there is an update available to the Android 4.3 for their Android smartphone, and this doesn’t exclude the high-end smartphones from Samsung, i.e. the Galaxy S3 and S4. Along with the announcement of the Galaxy Note 3, the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the next year’s Galaxy Note 10.1, the company even hinted about the availability of the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S3 and S4 devices.
Android 4.3 is not a major upgrade and is a part of the Jelly Bean version, but still it brought some interesting features along, which include the restricted profiles which helps in handling multiple users on the same device, and there was support for the Bluetooth 4.0 low energy, OpenGL 3.0 support, a T9 dialer and improvements to the notification system.
The Galaxy S3 was launched in 2012, and it had made any entry with the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, and later there was an update available for the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean version. The update brought along some good features but there were a lot of issues about the LTE connectivity for the S3 users in the US. Verizon was quick in rectifying that and they sent out a minor update to just fix that issue, but Samsung and the carriers have ignored sending the Android 4.2.2 update to the device, and now the Android 4.3 would be directly available to the users.
The Galaxy S4 is already running the Android 4.2.2 version and thus the update to Android 4.3 won’t be much of an issue, and as a matter of fact, the Galaxy S4 Play Store edition is already having the 4.3 running in it. Samsung did confirm about these two devices getting the updates, but they haven’t hinted anything for the Galaxy Note II and its Android version update. It should be getting some updates in the coming days because Samsung just came up with the Note 3, but as there’s no confirmation, we cannot comment on that.
This is a good news for both the S3 and S4 users, but when there are still talks about the 4.3, Google has brought the Android 4.4 KitKat into the scene, and there would be more expectations about this version in the coming future when Google officially comes out with this version.