Anthony, 21 Feb 2014The galaxy grand was not to long upgraded to 4.2 They were not on the 4.3 list but are on th... moreIt may be true that the shameless samsung is stopping updates for S3. But Samsung said that 4.4.x will be targeted towards low end android phones also. I don't know what the hell is going on.
bogeys, 21 Feb 2014Ijust read in dripper that the Galaxy S111 International version will not get the Kit Kat upda... moreThat is not the reason because the Grand is getting it and it also has 1gb of RAM
kappameen, 21 Feb 2014hi friends, pls help me
after updating my s3, when i switched on, the welcome note SAMSUNG wi... moreHi kappameen
There is 2 ways to solve your problem.
1. With the phone off use volume up/home/power altogether to start in android system recovery mode. (Release all keys as soon as you see the first Samsung logo.)
Wipe cache partition, then factory reset and reboot system.
2. With your phone not connect to the PC open kies (on your PC) and in tools, run firmware upgrade and initialization. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Ijust read in dripper that the Galaxy S111 International version will not get the Kit Kat update.That could be the end of the road for this fine phone. Reason - 1 GB ram is not sufficient. Now now that cannot be right. But dripper was very certain. WHY.
sirisiri8882007, 21 Feb 2014its nothing like they are skipping 4.4 to upgrade to future version this is not 4.2 kinda stor... moreThe galaxy grand was not to long upgraded to 4.2
They were not on the 4.3 list but are on the 4.4 list.
It's not the fist time a Samsung model did a version skip and it not going to be the last.
so don't believe 4.3 is the last update for the SIII unless Samsung them self comes out and says so.
MYaser, 20 Feb 2014Try using the cyanogenmod !! i guess u would like it !!@ MYaser Thanks bro, can u pls advise how can i use or get this mode? as it is new to me....waiting for your reply??
Anonymous, 21 Feb 2014I got wat u sayn n I agree with u...but atleast samsung n htc should update their old smartpho... moreAnd it will get other updates. Did Samsung or google publish that they are discontinuing updates for the SIII. ...... noooooo! :). Is just not on the list for 4.4
It's not like 4.4 is going to be the last android version that is going to be made by Google. But that fact is SIII is still geting updated to 3.4 in some regions. So don't expect a new version until that is completed. and because of that the SIII is missing the time line for 4.4 people are reading to much into that 4.4 update list, that was never said/confirmed.
Anthony, 21 Feb 2014Do you guys under that apple only have 1 phone. Make that 2 with the C line now. And they dev... moreI got wat u sayn n I agree with u...but atleast samsung n htc should update their old smartphone for say 3-4 yrs like d galaxy s2...
S3 z stil good smartphone n ve a long way to go
i updated my phone's os to 4.3.
there is much usage of ram as compared to previous os version and hence a little bit slower processing of the fone.
cobby1, 21 Feb 2014I move from Samsung to apple al bcoz of update...al iPhone get update the same day release...
... moreDo you guys under that apple only have 1 phone. Make that 2 with the C line now. And they develop and make there own OS.
How may lines samung has? The S class is just one and each model has different versions. And they don't make the OS, they have to get that when Google is finished developing it before they can start work on all the various version by region and class.
so be real with your expectations
sirisiri8882007, 21 Feb 2014its a better idea...nexus is a safe option atleast u get updates on time and no crappy bloatwaresFist thing you said with sense
No update to 4.3 in kenya!!
Samsung whats happening and we are moving to 4.4?
Product service is not up to its mark!
samsung stops updating s3 coz s3 is still darkhorse in market...available in very low price..and still very much fast than other phone...s4 is not much upgrade from s3 in speed view... and s5 is in the way to releas...so samsung has to decide for s3 .. should stop s3 updating or stop manufacturing.....but s3 is very dominating device still in market.
Any one can please help me to find out the link where my samsung account synchronize Calendar, contact and others. I will be very grateful. And I need a repeating Task feature. How can I do so?
Thanks in advance.
I move from Samsung to apple al bcoz of update...al iPhone get update the same day release...
But in samsung u ve to wait for ages evn if officially release..
Galaxy s3 is quand core wit 1gb of ram n it need to b update by samsung
Using S3, 21 Feb 2014After reading this news... It's my last Samsung mobile... Definitely I will go for Nokia or Apple.. its a better idea...nexus is a safe option atleast u get updates on time and no crappy bloatwares
Anthony, 21 Feb 2014O and add Nokia to that list too when thay stared selling there first batch of lumina phone ... moreand for ur comments about nokia... its far better than samsung.. two year old lumia 520 is still getting updated to windows 8.1... now thats called product support to end users.. u may give 100 reasons comparing samsung to other OEM's... but in terms of support samsung is worst than any Oem's at present...
Anthony, 21 Feb 2014Yo apple is the king of screw over. what do you call the S version of every iPhone ever made ... moreatleast compared to samsung apple updates its devices in time... and given the fact samsung hiccuped so many times with its 4.3 update with bugs... making s3 users wait for it in vain skipping 4.2... then even they are no better than any oem's
Anthony, 21 Feb 2014.3 to .4 is not a major update. 5.0 is the major update.
point something in any OS is just a... morewoww u sound like a samsung employee
4.3 to 4.4 is a major update.. when they cant give what is already available then on wat basis u r telling they will be thinking of next version of updates... and given the fact of time to build custom rom kitkat was released way back last yr end.. when they hav time to build it for grand and other mid range devices then bloody hell they should do it for s3 too...