The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean rollout for Samsung’s Galaxy S3 started way back in early November, then halted due to unexpected glitches and bugs, rebooted a couple of weeks ago and is finally making its way to Verizon starting today.
Late as usual, Big Red, but it seems sometimes it’s actually wiser to delay these things for further testing. As long as it was testing that took America’s number one carrier so long and the OTA is stable, smooth and not in the least threatening. Fingers crossed.
Theoretically, 4.3 is not very different to 4.2 Jelly Bean, so normally, you wouldn’t be looking at a major update. However, Samsung has added a few things on top of Google’s mobile OS this time around too, including a couple of massive tweaks.
You get some nifty Multi Window enhancements and, more importantly, support for Samsung’s first smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. Of course, that’s worth nada for those not pondering a Gear purchase, but be on the lookout for Christmas deals and whatnot before snubbing the wearable gizmo. It’s cool, yo.
The full 4.3 changelog can be viewed here, and remember, keep your Wi-Fi on if the software fairy is yet to visit you. Also, don’t despair, as she’s pretty busy this time of the year, not to mention it’s hard for her to be in a thousand places at once.
Via [Phone Arena]