Its a great disappointment of all galaxy s3 I9300 users.
Mr. Anthony as you said its going to update for 4.4. This is the last phone i never buy sam phones. i done a big mistake that i purchased 2 years older phone, and by believing the rumors. (gsmarena pls remove the title of PLANNED TO UPGRADE 4.4) I was waiting for kitkat since purchasing.. BIG DISAPPOITMENT
alsafi, 12 May 2014Today I received a new official update firmware no(I9300XXUGND2)for Samsung GT-I9300 (android... more@ Alsafi
Hows the update working for you, any improvements to the current problems?
killer droid 4.3, 12 May 2014I don't like the big bazel of the Z2. It's between M8 and S5. Plastic or metal I don't care. F... moreI fully agree with you on the metal vs plastic thing because Iím going to cover it with rubber to protect my screen from cracking.
All I have to say now is think long and hard about it before you decide between the M8 & S5. Keeping in mind what you didnít like about the SIII that you would like to see improved with whichever of the 2 you decide to go with. And donít say you liked everything because if you did, then why are you upgrading. How do you feel about the max volume level of the SIII? I found it to be too soft for car mode and watching videos. The M8 is going to hands down lauder than the S5. The S5 camera higher res pictures is good for cropping but this does not mean that the M8 is terrible. The link below are to pictures I have taken with the MAX take a look at them and see if they are as bad as you suspected.
Anthony, 12 May 2014Anything would be faster than Touchwiz in my opinion. LOL But would Nove Launcher solve the d... moreI don't like the big bazel of the Z2. It's between M8 and S5. Plastic or metal I don't care. For me M8 and S5 are both beautiful. I don't buy for the look anyway. Like I said earlier SD card slot is the main criteria for me. The camera would be my second criteria. S5 win vs M8 in that department but I have the Sony QX100 that I use when I travel. I don't known what to choose between S5 and M8. Almost forgot hi don't like the on screen button in M8 and Z2
Finally samsung s3 wont get update of kitkat sooooo sad for it....
Today I received a new official update firmware no(I9300XXUGND2)for Samsung GT-I9300 (android 4.3) to improve performance for the system (Samsung report) . I thik that Samsung will bring more of these updates to make the system (4.3) more stable and effective , rather than update to (4.4 KitKat)!!!!!
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killer droid 4.3, 12 May 2014Ok if I use nova launchers on the new S5 it's should be OK then??Anything would be faster than Touchwiz in my opinion. LOL
But would Nove Launcher solve the delay in the dialer and contacts? The delay that drove me nuts on the SIII, is still there in the S5. But if that delay didnít bother you then go with the S5.
b.t.w. Is there any reason why you are not interested in the M8 or Z2?
My S3 is on jelly bean 4.3 when i install viber phone ccrashes & restarts till I uninstall. Pls. Advice
My S3 is on jelly bean 4.3 when I install viber phone crashes & restarts till I uninstall pls. Advice
My S3 is on 4.3 jelly bean,after installing viber phone crashes & then restarts but after uninstalling viber it works fine, pls.advice
killer droid 4.3, 11 May 2014Anthony I want to upgrade this summer I had an S3 for like 2 year since day one. The main reas... moreIím not going to tell you what to buy because our likes in a device may not be the same, but I will tell you what to look out for.
With the new Android 4.4.2 there is no smart phone with a SD card slot that will function the way you are accustom with downloaded apps. Because of this even if you want a phone with a SD Card slot, make sure it has a large amount of internal storage also, the phone you pick should come with the editing apps that you want saving files directly to the EXT SD pre-installed on the phone.
My reason for saying this is as follows.
Apps that come pre-installed with the phone seem to still have full access to the SD card for doing write commands but downloaded apps are very restricted with what there write capabilities are.
Poloris Office 5 came pre-installed with my ONE MAX and can save files directly to my EXT SD but the downloaded Kingsoft office canít.
The photo editor that came built into the Gallery can save directly to the EXT SD but the downloaded MySimple Sketch canít
Downloaded Torrent apps canít save torrents to the EXT.
The downloaded ES File Explorer canít copy/move/delete from the EXT SD
Clean Master can see junk on your EXT SD but canít remove it.
Moving apps to EXT SD from settings was also limited and frankly i would say is pointless.
e.g. FIFA 14 when total on internal storage is 1.8GB but when moved to EXT SD the total jumps up to 1.82GB this is because only 37.59mb is moved/copied to EXT SD and 1.79GB remains on the internal storage.
If the phone you pick does not come with a file manager pre-installed like the ONE MAX (for example) paste/move/delete/rename/create new, Will only be able to be done on the EXT SD by
1. The apps that were pre-installed that can do that task
2. Using a USB OTG cable and a micro SD card reader (remover your card and put it in the reader)
3. Connect to a PC and use file explorer/MY computer on the PC.
When I was deciding what to upgrade to I was deciding between the ONE MAX & the Note 3 but because how much touch wiz frustrates me with its sluggishness I went with the MAX. Sense U.I runs circles around the Touchwiz UI.
sakr, 12 May 2014is it mobile support FM transmitter ? no it does not
Nothing new in 4.4 kitkat. U can share ur files, movies, photo with the help of bluetooth. The only thing i miss in android is memory card option for applications.
My main problem is that i cant downgrade to 4.0 or 4.1 because of generique imei. I tried many times and same problem so im blocked in this version 4.3 just to resolve battery buckup.
minku12, 11 May 2014anthony and freefaller,
can u suggest me wic is the best launcher for s3? Samsung touchwiz is... more@ minku12
There are plenty of Launchers to choose from on the Play Store.
I have tried out a lot of them and finally settled on Smart Launcher 2 on my S3. It is low on RAM resources and there are plenty of themes to choose from. The PRO version supports widgets on the screen. It also supports icon packs so you can customize it further.
Nova Launcher is also a popular launcher but it hasn't been updated for a long while. At the end of the day though it down to your own preference.