Leaked roadmap confirms Android 4.3 update schedule for Galaxy S3, S4, and Note II

Here’s some more confirmation of Samsung’s plans for updating the Galaxy S4, S3, and the Note to Android 4.3 – French carrier SFR has released a roadmap with information about their devices’ upcoming updates, and it states that the Galaxy S4 will receive the update in October, followed by the Galaxy S3 and Note II sometime between November and December.

Samsung had initially said that updates for all three devices will start from October, but it isn’t surprising that the Galaxy S4 will be given first preference. As always, carriers in the U.S. will take additional time to roll out the updates, though if Samsung Canada is to be believed, all three devices should be on the latest version of Android (well, latest for now, by then Android 4.4 ‘KitKat’ will likely be out) before this eventful year ends, regardless of region and carrier.


In terms of features, Android 4.3 will add numerous new software features from the Galaxy S4 to the Galaxy S3 and Note II, while enabling compatibility with the Galaxy Gear for all three (though the S4 is already partly compatible).


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  1. its latest update on the world…sumsung sucks.

  2. Again Galaxi S3 one month delay? hopefully for phone outside the company arrives in October.

    • Are you sure?
      Because last time they’ve delayed update for three month.

  3. Holding updates for older models to help selling more newer models is betrayal. *throws toy out of the pram*

    • The other side of the coin: You buy an S4 with 4.2, and then they release 4.3 for the S3 first. How would you feel about that?

      • bir daha samsung almam ne diyeceğim

      • Couldn’t say better :)…

      • u worried about S4…. at least has a good performance… imagine who has Samsung Galaxy note 2…….

  4. I think the Note 2 will be stuck with 4.1 forever -.-

  5. f.ck you samsung. is it that much difficult to make update? samsung forcing us to use custom roms.

  6. segun informo samsung S3 y NOTE2 van a recibir hasta la 5.0 inclusive… despues la muerte

  7. these dates are for phones from this carrier with a specific rom customized by the carrier itseft. (usually they take a few weeks to customize their rom)

    So you can expect an update for unlocked devices a few weeks earlier !

  8. Galaxy S3 november/december? damn…mine is unlocked hope i get in october, really anxious and tired of waiting

  9. what about samsung galaxy s2 ???

    • I don’t think it will be a s 2 update but I’m happy my s3 lte vill get one.

  10. I’m waiting! :(

  11. hardly locking regional users do not people use cell phones samsung again

  12. Esta noticia me alegra mucho. Soy poseedor de un Galaxy Note 2 y ya estoy harto del Android 4.1.2. Desde que tenía un Note 1 y actualmente con el Note 2. Samsung está abandonando mucho a sus smartphones, en especial al Galaxy S2, el cual tiene el potencial suficiente para correr Android 4.3, el cual el Galaxy Nexus ya posee y que prácticamente tienen el mismo hardware. Fuera que el hardware del S2 no se lo permite, pero esto demuestra la falta de interes que Samsung tiene al hacer felices a sus consumidores y asi tener garantizada la lealtad a la marca. Solo espero que no abandonen mas al Note 2, de lo contrario muchos de nosotros migraremos a Nexus. Despues se lamentarán del por qué ya no venden nada.

    • Usualmente 3 versiones es el límite de actualizaciones para Samsung. El S1 empezó en Eclair y acabó en Gingerbread. Igualmente el S2 empezó en Gingerbread y acabó en Jelly Bean.

      Tal vez a algunos no les parezca suficiente, pero es mucho mejor que lo que otras marcas ofrecen, si es que alguna vez actualizan.

      • Interesante, gracias por tu comentario, eso no lo sabía. Eso significa que esta podría ser la última actualización para el Note 2 =( Que mal, creo la proxima compraré un Nexus definitivamente. Aprovecharía mejor el hardware.

  13. i really want to ask Samsung ..for all tab 2 devices especially P3100 model when will the ( jelly bean update ) will be released in middle east region especially in Egypt because we are fed up of long waiting , please do your best to put this update on your plan as soon as possible

    thanks in advance .

  14. When Samsung will make available new versions for the Galaxy Note 10.1 (N8000)?
    It will be dropped?

    • Yes, it was the flagship tablet for a long time… why not a single word about the update roadmap, if there’s going to be any..

  15. I honestly HATE IT when SHAMSUNG does this….It happened the last time when I use SGS2. Now, the same shit again with the NOTE2???!!!@*%
    The Note2 should be a priority!!!

    And what with the skipping on the 4.2.2, huh??? At least the customer would be happy if Shamsung update it with 4.2.2 while waiting for 4.3…. Still stuck with 4.1…….

    The F#*%$K!!!!! Shit with Korean companies!!!!

    Shame on u Shamesung!!!! HTC is way better than this!!!

    I’m switching to HTC….Goodbye!!!!

    • Uh htc skipped the 4.2.2 update as well so get your info right.

  16. and what S3 mini? will be update for S3 mini?

  17. just one word for my experience with samsung i9300: disappointing

  18. People are very dissappinted with you Samsung!!!! Why don’t you listen us??? Updates are very important and 1 year of delays for an update to android 4.2.2 or now 4.3 in galaxy s3/ note 2 is too much time… Please update soon or people will buy other devices becuase your bad politic updates.

  19. SIII November, December ?
    wouldn’t be released in october ? I bet that come January and will not be released! They say it was an incompatibility with a touch wiz.
    Samsung, always disappointing.

  20. s3 will be update in nov or dec is sucks again , i think samsung give update to sale samsung gear otherwise that never ever give update for it i dont know why i buy samsung batter to buy htc or sony

  21. How about Note I (N7000) will receive 4.2.2 update or not? I really want it because it fully supports Khmer font.

  22. I promise that my next device will not be from Samsung, and the biggest reason is that they don’t care about their older devices.

    • Who does, except Google? Even Google has only provided two major updates to all its devices (GNex has gotten three, but only 4.1 was major). That’s the thing, no one cares, that’s the sad part in the Android world. :/

  23. Si bien las actualizaciones son bien recibidas por los usuarios y mejoran el rendimiento de los dispositivos, no todo se basa en solo eso…. el S3 es uno de los mejores dispositivos que eh tenido, y no me arrepiento de haberlo comprado…. No creo que samsung deje al S3 abandonado..habrá que esperar…

  24. A ver!, tal y como dice otro comentario mas arriba, estas fechas serán (o almenos eso supongo) para dicha operadora; los libres de fabrica, serian en Octubre (o almenos eso dijo Samsung en el propio evento de lanzamiento del Note 3, al mencionar la compatibilidad del Galaxy Gear), ya que es de lojica pensar, que cuando dijeron ‘ En Octubre’, se referian a estos… (a los libres)…

  25. hello. I have N7000 and N8000 that was a flagship models – „first phablet” and Note 10,1″ and Samsung realy sucks with supports this two devices. P5100 get 4.2.2,and what with note 10.1? and Note I ? I think I didnt buy Samsung devices again.

  26. we love your phones samsung but you are gaining out of it! we bought s3 for 4.0, note 2 for 4.1, s4 for 4.2 and now note 3 for 4.3? no upgrading the software? we should only upgrade the phone or what!? this is frustrating samsung! release the updates quickly not the phones!

  27. For all of these negative comments, have ANY of you ever stopped to THINK about what goes into these updates, or do you just assume that Google makes it so easy to just drop an update on a phone and make it work so perfectly that no updates will be needed until the next version?

    Cyanogenmod and the others may make quick releases, but how long is it until they are actually STABLE, and then, how long before they are stable enough to not need an update for MONTHS? A device maker can’t just drop an update and then send out an update in a week or two, not when carriers get in the way. If an update may brick a phone under rare situations, that isn’t good, so extra testing is needed.

    There is an old philosophy that putting a custom firmware on a phone is at the risk of the person doing the update, but if it comes from the device maker, then it is the responsibility of the device maker to make sure it works PROPERLY. That is the difference, and is a huge part of why ALL device makers will delay releasing updates.

    Now, there is also the question of what changes came out with 4.2.2 compared to 4.1.2, and then 4.3. The Bluetooth LE that comes with Android 4.3 is significant in terms of getting support for many Bluetooth items, so is a really good reason to get 4.3 out the door. Yes, the Note 2 is going to get 4.3 as well, so no worries there, but you really need to ask, what benefit would we get from an update, and is it enough to make you really complain that it isn’t released yet? 4.2.2 was really tiny and insignificant for a device with Touchwiz when it comes right down to it, so if 4.3 or 4.4 were planned for that device, it makes sense to SKIP 4.2.2. If a device gets 4.2, then chances are that it will never see 4.3 or 4.4.

    • Good comments Targonis, but still Samsung has been “SUCKS” at giving updates… Same thing happened with the SGS2 i’m using before…

      While HTC is by far the best at giving updates…


  28. if you have so much hatred for the Samsung product, why do you continue to use one or continue read news about it?????? Samsung is the worlds most fastest growing android device and they are doing so well! but then you get people like YOU who is always looking for fault with the product!! stop complaining, please you sound like grannies with wet nappies.

  29. C’mon Samsung, consumers WOULD NOT purposely switching from S3/Note2 to S4 just because a delay of update but you will make customers lost confident in you. And what’s with skipping 4.2?? at least we would be entertained by having 4.2 update 1st. Nov/Dec is still a prediction, and I bet in the end Samsung will drag it ’til early of next year Jan. Bear in mind Samsung, there are a lot of cheaper phones outside running 4.3 already, even if switching, I WOULD NOT put S4 in consideration, your f**king plan just doesn’t work. Just f**king release the update now!!

  30. I’m thinking the s4, the s3 and the note 2 will all be updated in the U.S by black Friday which is the largest shopping day here in the U.S.

  31. i wish u guys had a HTC or LG or Sony or HuaWAY(HAWAII) instead of a samsung. the good thing is… samsung is the only smartphone maker(in android world) who really cares about updates… u guys recive from time to time a +-20mb update via kies or OTA… that means samsung is working.. on HTC or LG or WHATEVER PHONE U WANT… u never receive anything! What HTC one got update to 4.3? WOW… thats the only device from htc that will ever get android 4.3… WHY DON>t U ALL GUYS GO FOR APPLE! DO IT…IN SOME MONTHS U WILL COME BACK TO SAMSUNG AND ANDROID! SAMSUNG IS THE BEST

  32. waiting long too , huhuhu…………..

  33. galaxy s4 kamera problemi için bile bir güncelleme yok kamera hep sorun s3 s4 ten daha iyiymiş demekki gittikçe kötüleşiyor yazık verilen paralara

  34. ben artık etrafımdakilere samsung önermiyeceğim

  35. Does anyone know if the Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 to Android 4.3 or not? If N8000 Galaxy Note 10.1 to the Android 4.3 update when the estimated date?

  36. Samsung support is very bad you can’t upload one update in 10 month for n7100. It’s business for sale galaxy note3 you Forget those bought note2 it’s not good
    Please hurry up upload 4.3 with persian for n7100

  37. Always update so late Samsung sucks

  38. So anfirmware post did say thatsprints galaxy note 2 will recived the update on the 20th of Nov. Okay its know the 21st? What the hell. Either they skipped my phone (sph-L900) or they have lied?

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