For all those dumb people who think samsung is cancelling 4.3 and will seed 4.4 to the s3 and note 2....
Samsung galaxy s5 will b the first phone to run 4.4 out of the box....only then, the note3 and s4 will get the update and then the note 2 and at last the s3....its a bloody cycle...if new features are not implemented in a new phone, what will they port to older flagships?
Samsung is a bogus company...it only cares whether it sells its devices properly or not...soon, after the s4 was launched, s3 was left in the dark....What's the idea of making us wait so long and then seeding 4.3?
It would have been better if they hsd seed 4.2.2 b4 but no,they wanted s4 to sell....so, its their dirty policy to do this with evry phone...as a customer, samsung must committed to providing timley updates in which it failed miserably!
That doesn't matter that its 4.3 update is postponed or permanently stopped , the device was working perfectly without it also .. so if the company suspended the update then thy have also think some batter opinion for it.
may be KITKAT 4.4 is coming for S3 .. who knows
so losting ur hope is or making false comment about it is kind of silly thing
bcz what comes next lets see :)
Gorgenapper, 18 Nov 2013No, this is why you should think twice about buying a Samsung Android phone. They are notorio... moreI don´t agree with the fact that you assure that buying a Samsung Android phone should be thought twice... This is my 3rd Galaxy (starting with the S2) and I never, ever had a single issue with anything regarding software or hardware. None of my friends here in Argentina had any problems with their smartphones, which I recommended them... In fact, they say they couldn't have chosen better. You should think twice before basing your opinion on bad experiences you had. Greetings.
Samsung... this was your flagship model along with the Note 2. Of all your customers, this is the market that spent the most on their mobile units - and consequently expect the most. The same market that will be purchasing the S4, S5, S6... and the Note 3,4,5,6...etc. Both S3 and Note2 are still using rusty Androids. What message is this trying to tell the market? Newer mid-level phones now have better OS. This is a gap which other manufacturers can exploit. Remember, the Nexus phones sell mainly on the basis of this--timely updates. It may seem trivial to some but really, a lot of security, smoothness and convenience comes with each Android update. It's a pity that your flagship customers aren't enjoying these benefits before their hardware becomes obsolete and they purchase their new phones---which may be another brand already.
This is what happens when you overbloat your phone. You lose optimisation and open up your phone to a world of bugs and security lapses.
Truth be told. Touchwiz doesn't seem to be ready for 4.4 KitKat anytime soon. It clearly has no intentions of running at 512MB.
Currently it runs on more than 1GB bloated and will continue to increase. We're already seeing the Note3 as a 3GB device and its rumoured they're developing 64bit phones that allow more than 4GB.
A temporary OTA downgrade for people having to use this buggy software would be nice.
Gorgenapper, 18 Nov 2013No, this is why you should think twice about buying a Samsung Android phone. They are notorio... moreThe problem here is not to do with who makes the phones or what operating system they use,but with all these people who are so impatient they they must install the update the millisecond it's released.Android and Samsung aren't alone here,how many problems have Apple had when they update IOS? Even digital camera firmware upgrades can affect the impatient people out there,the very first official upgrade from Canon for my EOS20D bricked thousands of cameras across the world when most were only a week or so old,they all needed to go back to official service centres to have them un-bricked.I'm just glad I was sensible enough to wait a few more weeks until I knew the update was good before I did mine,the same thing I do every single time some sort of software/firmware upgrade is released for public consumption.
Anonymous, 19 Nov 2013"this is why you should think twice about buying a Samsung Android phone. They are notori... moreyoure absolutely right! hands down to you...
thats why i dont recommend this sammy to my friends.
Gorgenapper, 18 Nov 2013No, this is why you should think twice about buying a Samsung Android phone. They are notorio... more"this is why you should think twice about buying a Samsung Android phone. They are notoriously bad about updates"
No, updating an 'ancient' phone (in mobile phone terms, months are like years on a PC...) that has limited expansion potential for a new more resource-hungry OS, that was really made for the phone with far better GPU, ram size, cpu speed... about as stupid as putting a F1 engine in a moped... sure it will work, but the bodywork will fail soon after at speed... !!
Gorgenapper, 18 Nov 2013No, this is why you should think twice about buying a Samsung Android phone. They are notorio... moreseriously if you have a problem with Samsung you don't buy it. Don't ruin the others experiences. Seriously I bet you, you are a sony fan. Please go away. Sony is the worst company.
This should make people realize why Apple charge a bit more for their phones. Severe problems like these don't happen as they control both the hardware and the hardware. I have a Samsung S3 and my next phone will be an iPhone.
S3! Updated 11.11.2013.4.3 Noticed that homebutton is not responding as before, sometimes having problem answering if somebody is calling and batery is drained faster.
I think it's good they acknowledged the problems and stopped the roll out.
My S3 is working very well with 4.1.2 so I don't see a problem staying at this version a couple of more weeks.
I also have S4, got 4.3 a couple of weeks ago. Didn't notice any major differences between S3 with 4,1.2 and S4 with 4,2.2. 4.3 isn't a major upgrade either, except for the introduction of the secure environment for work use, Knox.