Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.3 update reportedly rolling out again

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Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.3 update reportedly rolling out again
Samsung is now reportedly resuming the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for its flagship smartphone of 2012, the Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) in UK.

Samsung recently suspended the Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S III following complaints from users who installed the update. Users complained about issues like an unresponsive handset, particularly the lock screen; erratic Wi-Fi connectivity; poor battery backup, and a system hanging problem that required the battery to be pulled out to restart the smartphone.

As per Sammobile the new update for the Galaxy S III fixes all the major issues of previous firmware. The site claims that the Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S III is currently is available only in UK, with other regions to follow soon. As per the report, the update is available both OTA (over the air) and via the company's Kies software. Unfortunately, there is no word when the new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S III will hit India.

The change log of the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III is similar to the previous update.

The changes include Galaxy Gear support; core UI elements updated, now similar to Samsung Galaxy S4; new Samsung keyboard; updated GPU drivers; new lock screen 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.

The new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S III also reportedly introduces new Samsung apps like calculator, contacts, gallery and music apps; Samsung apps now can work in full screen mode and revamped S-Voice (similar to the Galaxy S4).

Notably, the Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S III brings Galaxy Gear support, Samsung's first wearable tech device, making the S III the fourth device to sport that functionality after Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition and Samsung Galaxy S4, as previously reported.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great performance
  • Excellent camera
  • Bad
  • S-Voice is of limited utility
  • Pricing
Display 4.80-inch
Processor 1.4GHz quad-core
Front Camera 1.9-megapixel
Rear Camera 8-megapixel
RAM 1GB
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 2100mAh
OS Android 4
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
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