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Android 4.3 reaches UK Samsung Galaxy S III

12 November, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Android 4.3 reaches UK Samsung Galaxy S III - read the full textThe international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III has already received the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean treatment in several regions and now the UK is joining the list. The new firmware is seeding to all the third-generation Galaxy S smartphone users across the United Kingdom. The Android 4.3...

 

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really is a problem version....dun update it, unlock lag, batt drain & heating problem....

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  • 2013-11-13 02:14
  • IV%g

I just updated my phone few hours ago, and I wrote an email to samsung, because this update is the worst I've ever seen!
Home button doesn't work properly as the power button.
Wi Fi doesn't work at all.
Battery drains so fast.
I'm so disappointed
I hope they are releasing a patch ASAP

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  • 2013-11-13 02:12
  • mqE4

SG I9300 - My first and last Samsung. Pathetic camera (all my Nokia phones from NSeries were better), waiting 10 seconds to show the dial pad on stock rom,waiting for 4.3 and now they say the new upgrade decreases performance because it has 1GB Ram? How come last year's flagship, benchmark killer and etc can be obsolete in 6 mounts? I paid 400eur for crap. Back to Nokia for me. The kernel is the same and it should be 3.4. And worse is Samsung haven't responded for this upgrade. At least Jobs responded with "You're holding it wrong" instead of ignoring the users that bought this phone and made this company No.1

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  • 2013-11-13 00:48
  • 3bmj

Faster, smoother, more user friendly UI. overall better than before

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  • 2013-11-13 00:45
  • n5$M

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-11-12 20:51 from J7Ft - click to readnote 3 is already running android 4.3 out from the box

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  • 2013-11-13 00:42
  • the%

ha so all the samsung fanbois always knock Sony for slow updates but in matter fact they take longer because they test the rom before releasing it, obviously Samsung didnt do a QA prior to this release, disappointing!

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  • 2013-11-13 00:41
  • UFIJ

am rooted it wont up ..

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  • 2013-11-13 00:31
  • nxk6

Is the update out vodafone uk users

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  • 2013-11-13 00:05
  • HKB2

hi i have samsung s4 model number is ( GT-19500 ) and my android version 4.2.2
and always say thats your last update why ?? ni updates for my mobile ? plz

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  • 2013-11-12 23:28
  • SaV5

thnx fr d heads-up... will wait till d bug fix is out...

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  • 2013-11-12 23:14
  • K2Ff

Is there anyone on 3 (Three) Network?
I'm on 3 and i have not received any notification of the update yet, does anyone know when is that will come out, or should i just wait a few days till it comes to my network?
Thanks for your help, and thanks for telling us GSMArena :)

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  • 2013-11-12 23:13
  • mxpn

> In reply to bizu @ 2013-11-12 20:43 from 3c4M - click to readYeah u r right, the lag of lock screen is too much.
do u have an idea if it is the same for the uk version?
did u try it? I'm hoping this version is better.

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  • 2013-11-12 23:03
  • mw7y

In the uk. Using an unbranded s4... well annoyed they removed the 3x4 keyboard. I predominantly use one hand. I can't see why samsung would do this. The knox also seems a bit buggy. Slight decrease and battery and a couple new apps that cant be disabled or uninstalled. Couple fixes and improvements here and there. Like the decluttering of the notification slider from all to just 10 shortcuts.

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  • 2013-11-12 22:51
  • n5Ps

I've already updated and I (like many others) regret it. It has many of the features listed in the post (I haven't seen more display modes to be hones). And there are a lost of issues with it. You can read more about it on Vodafone Ireland's Forum: https://community.vodafone.ie/t5/Samsung/Android­-4-3-now-available-for-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-via-Kie­s/m-p/134056

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  • 2013-11-12 22:35
  • S1af

> In reply to gerti @ 2013-11-12 21:09 from 0ZJS - click to readwill come at the end of 2020

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  • 2013-11-12 22:32
  • HCng

Nothing yet for the I9305

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  • 2013-11-12 22:15
  • 3x46

when will come this update on albania??

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  • 2013-11-12 21:09
  • 0ZJS

> In reply to LOU-QTR @ 2013-11-12 20:32 from J7FP - click to readIs it only for S3?? Wat abt Note3

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  • 2013-11-12 20:51
  • J7Ft

Do not upgrade, yet ! This is not a joke.
Only problems:
1. huge lag on unlock screen (between 3-7 seconds or more)
2. freeze when the phone receive calls or when you end calls
3. battery is discharging very fast (even on standby battery do not last more than 10-12 hours)
4. bugs, bugs, bugs..... ex: download manager keep telling me that finished downloads which were finished long time ago.
To much disadvantages comparing with advantages.

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  • 2013-11-12 20:43
  • 3c4M

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