Samsung has finally started rolling out the new Android 4.3 for Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) after releasing the Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S4.
Galaxy S3 users have waited for this update for several months as Samsung didn’t update the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2 to Android 4.2, and the devices were still running a year-old version of Android.
We are still not sure why Samsung skipped the Android 4.2 update as we do know that Samsung did internally test a few Android 4.2 builds for the Galaxy S3 but never released them and stopped development midway.
Samsung has issued and killed off multiple updates beginning with Android 4.2.2, which was ditched in favor of Android 4.3. At another point, the Galaxy S3 started receiving updates in various parts of the world before it was scrapped.
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The Samsung Galaxy S3 is now running the very out-of-date Android 4.1. In Europe, some devices are starting to receive Android 4.3 for Galaxy S3 updates, but precise details are currently unclear. Other regions should begin to receive the update soon.
How the Android 4.3 for Galaxy S3 will look like?
Many features were born with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, creating a unique image with a sound background. You’ll get a new Samsung keyboard, new lock screen abilities, and a new camera mode: Sound and Shot. Besides new screen modes: the “Adapt Display” and “Professional Photo” modes are included.
This update will bring a new driving mode, a settings interface replicating the Samsung Galaxy S4, and full-screen Samsung apps.
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New Features in Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S3:
- GALAXY GEAR Support
- TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
- Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4′s theme all over)
- New Samsung Keyboard
- GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores)
- New Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
- New Screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
- Driving mode
- Actionable notifications
- Move-to-SD-card feature
- New Camera mode: Sound and Shot
- New Additions in Notification Centre
- Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the Galaxy S4)
- Implementation of Voice controls (Lets you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)
- New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
- Full-screen Samsung apps
- New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)
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