Leaked documents reveal U.S. Android 4.3 update schedule for Galaxy S III, Note II, S4 and S4 Active

After the Galaxy S4 receiving Android 4.3 update in Europe and Asia, many U.S. customers who bought their devices from different carriers started to wonder when will they receive the new update, as most of the time carriers take a lot of time before rolling out a new update. Thanks to geek.com, we now have exact dates on which U.S. network providers will start rolling out Android 4.3 for the Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Active. The Android 4.3 update will also add Galaxy Gear support to the device, as well.
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According to the leaked Best Buy document, most of the above mentioned devices should be updated to Android 4.3 in the month of November. However, Verizon and Sprint will be updating the Galaxy S4 in the last week of October. T-Mobile will roll out Android 4.3 for the Galaxy Note II in first week of December. If you own an AT&T Galaxy S4 Active then you might get disappointed to hear that AT&T will be releasing the new update with Galaxy Gear support on December 24, two months from now.

Below is a list of changes and improvements which will be coming with the new Android 4.3 update:-
- GALAXY GEAR Support
- TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
- ANT+ Support
- Samsung KNOX Implementation (KNOX bootloader and dedicated application)
- Samsung Wallet comes pre-loaded
- Improved RAM management
- Improved Display colour reproduction (Display looks much sharper than before)
- Improved TouchWiz Launcher (Much less launcher redraws and less lag)
- New Samsung Keyboard
- New Samsung Browser (Full screen by default, new tab interface and more)
- New Reading Mode (Optimises display for reading, used by only a few specific applications)
- New Camera firmware
- Minor UI tweaks (Contacts app, Flashlight Widget, dialog boxes etc)

Source: Geek.com Via: AndroidCentral

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  1. any links for ROM Samy!! :(

  2. which country in europa has get that update

  3. I hope Samsung will update galaxy note 10.1 at 4.3!!! Have you heard any news about it???

    • Since i did see the Note 10.1 2014 i want the update!!

      Also the update for Note 2 is taking to long

  4. I already leaked most of the AT&T 4.3 stuff on XDA.

    • I was able to see screenshots of the 4.3 update on XDA. I like what I see so far. I hope that the weather widget and digital clock widgets will be updated in the final build as well as the transparent notification bar. It’ll be dissapointment if they don’t add them but it won’t be a major one.

      • I meant for the 4.3 update for the S3.

  5. Samsung shows no respect for mid-device owners. I am still waiting android 4 update for my ace plus.

    • Samsung will simply tell you to buy a new Galaxy Ace 3/4/5

  6. Waiting for it next month!

  7. I will hold on to my ace plus even though it didn’t an update cos i don’t money to buy a better one and oh there’s no update next month,the jelly bean update for mid-range devices end on 26 june :galaxy beam so any mini 2 or s duos user should no that the galaxy mini 2,the s duos,the galaxy music and ace plus all uses the same hardware cortex A5 cpu interesting only the music has received an update…and that has ended the official jelly bean roll out !

    • Ace plus. I waited for android 4 for more than years so I have given up and sold my handset.

      • yeah,i might be selling mine too….i’am going for the s3 mini.

  8. Any idea when will Asia get the 4.3 update for Galaxy S3???

  9. Receiving What ??!!! We haven,t received any update here in Asia Oman UAE QTAR OR ANY GCC country. I have GTI9505 LTE >>No Updates and those were released or rather leaked, because I don’t think they’er official, are shit.

  10. The Nexus 5 will be available with Android 4.4 well before the S3 and Note 2 owners get 4.3

    Andoid 4.3 has been out since July 24th and 4.3.1 since October 4th

    My SHV-250S Note 2 has 4.1.2 since Dec 7th 2012 and currently on 4.1.2 build E250SKSVMI2 from 9/22/13

  11. No sprint leaks for s3?

  12. when..upgrade firmware for samsung galaxy mini 2???

  13. Which time you release a galaxy s4 4.3 Pakistan firmware version?????

  14. galaxy gt i9500 s4 Pakistani 4.3 version please release now October is gone

  15. I still waiting the update of note 2 T-mobile

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