Samsung Logo

Just last week, Samsung confirmed their intentions to bring Android 4.3 to the Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S4 to Android 4.3 in the near future. Today Samsung is back with more news, further clarifying its plans.

The biggest revelation is that the Note 2, GS3 and GS4 will be receiving more than just Android 4.3 and Galaxy Gear support.  Samsung is bringing a new Premium Suite upgrade to the aforementioned devices. The new upgrade includes several software improvements, a new multi-window mode, easy mode support, advanced camera features and Samsung Knox.

As for the time-line for the Premium suite’s arrival? According to Samsung, the update will rollout in the “coming weeks”, with the upgrade process starting as early as today for some lucky Samsung users!

Samsung’s original press release didn’t specific which device or carrier will see a roll out today, but Samsung’s support page reveals that Verizon’s Galaxy S4 will be the very first. Interestingly enough, that falls in line with a previously leaked release schedule that surfaced last week.

If the rest of the schedule holds true, that means Sprint will be next with the Galaxy S4 on the 30th of this month. It also means all four major carriers will have the update process completed by mid-December.

In addition to announcing the new Premium Suite upgrade, Samsung also revealed that Galaxy Gear support (without the Suite) will be coming to the Galaxy Mega, Galaxy S4 Active and Galaxy S4 Mini in the “coming months”.

How about it – have any Verizon users seen the upgrade yet? Anyone shocked to hear that Verizon might be the first to get this update?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.
  • George

    Remove knox and everything will be alright. :)

    • Chris Martinelli

      Thats a start, root it, then go through the apps and pretty much remove everything that beginst with “Sam” and “Ver” and THEN they are great phones.

      • D’Ander McSullivan

        Knox is not that easy to get ride of, as far as I know.

        • Chris Martinelli

          I havent played with it yet, but I would imagine if it was set up and locked down via your corp It it might be, but just being on the device shouldn’t hurt. Root it, and remove it and you’re done. Well have to see though.

          • D’Ander McSullivan

            Not that easy. You must root it AND follow a procedure (not just delete it via Titanium Backup or whatever) in order to get ride of it. It is completely possible, though.

  • GreatNews

    no one with the VZW GS4 has gotten yet the update including me

    • jnt

      ditto – though usually Verizon would pull some strings to force that info to be taken down… so one can hope

  • caclark74

    I’ll believe it when I see the update on my Verizon Galaxy SIII

    • Paul Allen

      Same here for the Note 2.

  • Tran Nguyen

    Samsung confirmed their intentions to bring Android 4.3 to the Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S4 to Android 4.3 in the near future. Motorola! Do you hear that? When will you have to upgrade next Google version for DROID RAZR MAXX?

  • OleBrom

    What about the international unbranded S3 ?

    • I think that Samsung will start to rolling out Android 4.3 for International Galaxy S III in less than 10 days! I’m waiting for the release, too! ;)

  • Vicntc

    Remove Knox? Nuts! Thats the best part of the upgrade. Can’t wait.

  • Jeremy Cobble

    Ok the four major carriers, where does us cellular fit in with the updates?

  • Lorenzo Taylor

    Can’t wait it’s time for a change

  • anshul ahuja

    mannn when will the international I9300 will be getting the updates!!
    i am hell irritated by waitng for soooooo long for these updates now!!
    i am from india, btw!!

  • Cochise

    Got it tonight around 12. Wish there was a full change log to view what changes were made though.

  • Zman58

    Got it on my S4 at 0600 in Escondido, CA


    New update 4.3 for S4 hangs the notification bar after 10-15 minutes. Lot of bugs. Rectification needed…

  • tlumb64

    what about the uk ?

  • Kirtesh Kuckian

    I9300 ?