Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update is next, says Deutsche Telekom

by: Chris SmithAugust 8, 2013

Galaxy S3

A member of the Deutsche Telekom support team has confirmed on the company’s forum that the Galaxy S3 will jump directly to Android 4.3.

The Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 have been rumored to skip the Android 4.2.2 and get Google’s latest Android update instead, although Samsung is yet to confirm it. An Australian carrier (Telstra), answering to questions about the Galaxy Note 2 updates, has also hinted that the device will go straight to Android 4.3.

As for the support person that confirmed the move for Germany, he said that the company can confirm only the rumor for the Galaxy S3 model it sells in stores. But if carrier-branded Galaxy S3 versions will move directly to Android 4.3, we would assume that all models will be similarly upgraded.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean was unveiled only a few weeks ago, alongside the new Nexus 7 tablet. The update brings a slew of improvements and new features, and is currently available only for Nexus-branded devices and Google Play edition phone versions.

It’s not clear at this time when Samsung will start rolling out the Android 4.3 update for its smartphones and tablets, and Deutsche Telekom has not provided a launch schedule in its confirmation.

But chances are that Samsung’s Galaxy S4 will be the first to run Android 4.3, followed by last year’s flagship models. The upcoming Galaxy Note 3 is expected to launch with Android 4.3 on board, although that’s not official.

Via: All About Samsung
Source: Deutsche Telekom

  • Roy Harrigan

    What the F is taking them so damn long?

    • mobilemann

      lol i wouldn’t hold your breath.

      i literally got a 4.1.2 upgrade last week. It’s a fucking joke.

      • Micro Shaquer

        I got the 4.1.2 Jellybean update 6 months ago here in Saudi Arabia.

        Next time go buy an international version not from carrier-bonded phone.

        • mobilemann

          No thanks, I like lte.

          • x

            Then get an I9305

  • brady

    does it even change anything on touchwiz to update it? no. no.

    • Paul Basden

      Its a very nice update. A lot of ‘under the hood’ upgrading. Touchwiz will always be Touchwiz. Android KeyLimePie is our best bet for nice UI upgrade. There’s ways to get around Touchwiz as it is right now anyway.

  • Ian Schroeder

    Can’t wait for JellyBAM 10!!!!! Its gonna be great!! With 4.3 of course…

  • lilly black

    I wish theyd hurry n update the s3 asap!!! Been waitin foreva

  • blanco112

    I have an S4 with Verizon. Will I be waiting forever?

    • Betsy

      My husband just got an S4 with Verizon a few weeks ago, and it came loaded with 4.3.

  • komet

    Why would they even consider 4.2.2 at this point? The update is out, now get it in to my phone and stop screwing around with the software so much that you can’t release on an acceptable date or whatever you’re doing. I want it yesterday.