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Samsung Galaxy S4 to get Android 4.3 this month, Note 2 to get next month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Sep 2013 18:29 User comments (6)

Samsung Galaxy S4 to get Android 4.3 this month, Note 2 to get next month Thanks to French carrier SFR, Samsung fans now have a roadmap for when their devices will receive the latest Android update.
The flagship Galaxy S4 will allegedly receive the OTA update in October, while the older Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2 will receive their respective updates in November or December.

This roadmap may be different for U.S. carriers, who are infamous for being slow with updates for Android due to extensive testing and usually the addition of bloatware.

Google is expected to introduce Android 4.4 KitKat in the next month, so Galaxy owners will be a generation behind, at least for a number of months.

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6 user comments

130.9.2013 3:23

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due to extensive testing and usually the addition of bloatware

extensive testing? BS. the reason is bloatware, period. custom android instead of stock android so that the vendors can also put bloatware, an "excuse" from the vendors as to why the update is delayed. S4 update in oct, and S3 update in nov, any sane reason behind that?
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Sep 2013 @ 3:31

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230.9.2013 10:28

Dpends where it comes out all the carriers won't release it straight away as they will need to do tests etc then add their stuff then go from there.

Some carriers do pass on the stock samsung firmware as they get fed up with people ringing them everyday to see when it's out.

The S3 is supposed to get this update as well to get all the S4 addons bar the extra chipset features S fitness etc.

330.9.2013 14:59

S4 is garbage, all four major service providers offer garbage service, and the cellular technology all-in-all sucks! It HASN'T come a long way since the inception back in the mid 80's and the instability, unreliability and inconsistency have all remained with little difference from 28 years ago.

I ported my number from Tmobile to Vonage and will not look back until phones are direct competitors to modern day powerful PCs and the service is comparable to home internet and home phone.

No more cell for me yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (it actually feels awesome not being tethered down and all friends and family quickly adjust)

41.10.2013 9:28

Originally posted by hearme0:
will not look back until phones are direct competitors to modern day powerful PCs and the service is comparable to home internet and home phone.

i partly agree with you in that the smartphones don't do what we wanted to do instead of doing it in a PC. this is why i still don't have a high-end (read: expensive) smartphone. in india, a high-end costs you ~ INR 50000 (say, ~ US$ 770); for that price, i can afford to have a relatively high-end laptop!
home broadband is way more powerful than 4G given that the cell providers cap it a lot.

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51.10.2013 17:28

awesome!

61.10.2013 22:59

Originally posted by A5J4DX:
awesome!
Your best response ever.

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