Android 4.3 updates begin for Samsung Galaxy S4

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Android KitKat might be in the news right now, but it's Jelly Bean that's being sent as an operating system update.

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SamMobile is reporting that the update has begun for the GT-I9505 model of the Samsung Galaxy S4 — the one mostly likely to be owned by Australians who didn't shop via the parallel market.

The update comes with a refresh of Samsung's TouchWiz UI. SamMobile notes that many of the changes will be in performance, rather than appearance, but users should see sharper colours, changes to the default Samsung keyboard and some UI tweaks.

We've checked the Galaxy S4 units in the office, and we've had no update at this time. However, the update is being rolled out in phases, and carrier-branded phones may take longer, as the telcos often have to approve the update before allowing it over the network.

This update will also include Galaxy Gear smart watch support for the S4, which currently only works with the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone.



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gadget2us posted a comment   
Australia

replace back door to galaxy s4 with different pattern and colors. including army cloth pattern and leather, made by injection. makes the galaxy s4 battery cover durable and unique.

totally 10 colors available.it is really cute parts to the phone device. gives S4 a new good looking, source from gadget2us
Also ,it is designed to be a wireless Charging case.only cost USD3.9 each.hurry up.

 

TolgaE posted a comment   

forget the updates. by the time 4.3 roles out, most likely andriod 5 will be released along with note 4. its a scam that forces people to keep updating their hardware to enjoy the new frills of the andriod releases. i mean, theres still no major update for the S3 or for the long forgotten S2

 

NicholasW2 posted a comment   
Australia

Until today still No update to 4.3

 

grumpi posted a comment   
Australia

Pity there are no updates for the Galaxy SIII.




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