Samsung recently started rolling out the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update
for its flagship smartphone of 2012, the Galaxy S III
. While the company
is still busy pushing out the update globally
, a new report has unearthed issues with the Galaxy S III
after the Android 4.3 update.
A report by Phones Review says that some users in UK have encountered problems with their
Galaxy S III smartphone after the Android 4.3 update.
the report, the Galaxy S III users are complaining of unresponsive
handsets, particularly the lockscreen, after updating the smartphone.
Other issues include erratic Wi-Fi connectivity, poor battery backup,
and a system hanging problem that requires the battery to be pulled out
to restart the smartphone.
The report also speculates that the
South Korean manufacturer might have stopped the Android 4.3 update for
Galaxy S III, after the issue attracted attention. It also expects that
this may result to delay in Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy Note 2
Notably, the Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S III brings
support for Galaxy Gear, Samsung's first wearable tech device, making
the S III smartphone the fourth device to sport the functionality after
Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy
Note 10.1 2014 Edition and Samsung Galaxy S4, as previously
Interestingly, the South Korean major skipped the
Android 4.2 update for the Galaxy S III and the device was still running
the dated Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, so the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
update was long overdue.
The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for
Samsung Galaxy S III brings many changes, including a core UI elements
update, which makes it similar to Galaxy S4; new Samsung keyboard;
updated GPU drivers; new lockscreen with multiple widgets and improved
ripple effect; new Screen modes (like Galaxy S4); Daydream; Driving
mode; new actionable notifications; new move to SD card feature;
additions in notification centre; revamped settings UI and new Camera
mode with Sound and Shoot.