Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch may be the shining stars of the show at Samsung’s Unpacked event, but the company made another important announcement that will bring a smile to all the Galaxy S3 and S4 users out there. The company announced that its current flagship device Samsung Galaxy S4, along with Galaxy S3 will get the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update in October.
The sad news is that the company failed to mention anything about the Android 4.3 update for Galaxy Note 2. The phablet is still stuck at Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
The Galaxy S4 was shipped with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and received a number of updates since its launch. It shouldn’t be a problem to upgrade Galaxy S4 as the Google edition of the phone is already running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
In case of Galaxy S3, the handset launched with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and was later updated to Android 4.1.2. In the past, we heard rumors that Samsung will directly update Galaxy S3 to Android 4.3, and it seems that the rumor was correct. The rumor also mentioned Galaxy Note 2 as well, but there hasn’t been an update regarding such from the Korean manufacturer.
Android 4.3 is expected to bring a number of improvements such as OpenGL 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and support for more languages, performance improvements and much more. Stay around as we will update you as soon as the update is available for Galaxy S4 and S3.