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Samsung Galaxy S4 owners seeing Android 4.3 update

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Oct 2013 15:49 User comments (12)

Samsung Galaxy S4 owners seeing Android 4.3 update Samsung has kept their promise of getting Android 4.3 out to Galaxy S4 owners by the end of October.
The update has begun rolling out today, starting in Germany but will eventually get to all carriers across the globe, even the notoriously slow U.S. wireless industry.

Change list:
- 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)


Samsung also says the update will bring 20 percent benchmark improvement, due to the OS alone.

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12 user comments

117.10.2013 21:05

good, i can't wait, i love new stuff to play with

217.10.2013 22:02

Seems they've already given up their support for the S3. That sucks. I have no intentions of upgrading.

317.10.2013 22:16

Originally posted by GryphB:
Seems they've already given up their support for the S3. That sucks. I have no intentions of upgrading.
They seem in a huge hurry to come out with new products to stay ahead of Apple...

i just read that the S5 is gonna be announced Q1 of next year, with i assume the S6 about 3 weeks later.

417.10.2013 22:38

Originally posted by GryphB:
Seems they've already given up their support for the S3. That sucks. I have no intentions of upgrading.
Android 4.3, for the Galaxy S3, will be available sometime in November. They haven't given up support for the S3.

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517.10.2013 23:16

Originally posted by GrandpaBW:
Originally posted by GryphB:
Seems they've already given up their support for the S3. That sucks. I have no intentions of upgrading.
Android 4.3, for the Galaxy S3, will be available sometime in November. They haven't given up support for the S3.
I wonder why they haven't bothered issuing the 4.2 update and go straight for the 4.3.

618.10.2013 2:53

*shrug* It won't matter much, once Cyanogenmod goes live on the Play Store.

718.10.2013 6:39
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Originally posted by GryphB:
Originally posted by GrandpaBW:
Originally posted by GryphB:
Seems they've already given up their support for the S3. That sucks. I have no intentions of upgrading.
Android 4.3, for the Galaxy S3, will be available sometime in November. They haven't given up support for the S3.
I wonder why they haven't bothered issuing the 4.2 update and go straight for the 4.3.

Yes still waiting, and here its November, can not wait

818.10.2013 9:25

Originally posted by GryphB:
Originally posted by GrandpaBW:
Originally posted by GryphB:
Seems they've already given up their support for the S3. That sucks. I have no intentions of upgrading.
Android 4.3, for the Galaxy S3, will be available sometime in November. They haven't given up support for the S3.
I wonder why they haven't bothered issuing the 4.2 update and go straight for the 4.3.

I was wondering the same thing, myself. They quit after 4.1.2.

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918.10.2013 14:35

Originally posted by Bozobub:
*shrug* It won't matter much, once Cyanogenmod goes live on the Play Store.
Who goes what where? Why would Cyanogenmod be on the play store? I am already running 4.3 courtesy of them on my s3. Very nice.


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

1018.10.2013 15:46

Originally posted by dEwMe:
Who goes what where? Why would Cyanogenmod be on the play store? I am already running 4.3 courtesy of them on my s3. Very nice.


Cyanogenmod has publicly declared that they will be on the Play Store "Soon(tm)". Along with an app for the PC to automate that process (probably put into the phone's storage upon install, much like EasyTether's PC client, so it can be copied over), it will automate rooting your phone and installing Cyanogenmod.

1118.10.2013 18:17

How To Install Cyanogen Mod 10.2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S4:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs8s7ivYkg8


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1218.10.2013 20:12

It can certainly already be done, but the Play Store Cyanogenmod release is supposed to pretty much fully automate the procedure, a BIG plus for many users.

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