Following reports of Galaxy S III smartphone users in UK
complaining about an unresponsive lockscreen, battery issues after updating to
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Samsung UK has now temporarily suspended the
update. Following our previous reports, some of our readers in India let
us know they too were facing issues with their Android 4.3 upgrade.
released the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S III earlier this month.
However, soon there were reports suggesting that some Galaxy S III
smartphone users were complaining about an unresponsive handset,
particularly the lockscreen, after updating the smartphone; erratic
Wi-Fi connectivity; poor battery backup, and a system hanging problem
that required the battery to be pulled out to restart the smartphone.
Other issues with Galaxy S III after the Android 4.3 update include wake
up lag; Bluetooth issues while audio playback in car; issues with music
playback via Samsung's music app, and poor RAM management.
Mobile UK has released an official statement to Sammobile
about the issues with Galaxy S III Android 4.3 update and said, "As
we are currently investigating the reported issues with Galaxy S III 4.3
Jelly Bean update, the upgrading service has been temporarily
suspended. We are committed to providing customers with the best
possible mobile experience, and will ensure to resume the upgrading
service at the earliest possibility."
As per the report, Samsung
has pulled back the update via FOTA and Samsung's desktop app, KIES.
Samsung has not given an exact time frame for the release of new Android
4.3 update for Galaxy S III.
On Monday, Samsung Galaxy Note II's
Android 4.3 firmware for India was
leaked. As per the report, Samsung will be updating the core UI
elements of the Galaxy Note II
to match the
Galaxy S4 and Note 3's interface. Further, the update for the phablet
would add new features like Samsung KNOX and Samsung Wallet. The update
would also make the Galaxy Note II phablet compatible with the Galaxy
Gear smartwatch. However, the South Korean major is yet to release the
update for Galaxy Note II officially.
Earlier this month, a report
that the Galaxy Note II phablets are being updated to Android 4.3
Jelly Bean via service centres in India.