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Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3, JellyBean Update Spotted Online

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    Samsung Galaxy S3 JellyBean
By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
July 22, 2013|11:49 am

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3, JellyBean update was spotted online earlier this week.

A picture of the device running the new build currently being developed by Samsung for the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 was posted up in a report from Temefy.com. The site confirmed that the company is finishing the update and cites Samsung R&D India as its source.

The report also states that Samsung is working on the Android 4.2.2 and Android 4.3 update simultaneously for the Galaxy S3. Samsung could end up abandoning the Android 4.2.2 update, according to Temefy.

The software has been showing up on other Android devices in recent weeks. A Google+ user recently purchased a Nexus 4 off of Craigslist and later found out that the device was running Android 4.3.

The customer's name is Jeff Williams and he became more popular in the social networking world when he posted up a screenshot of the wildly popular Android device running software that has not been released yet. The build number on the firmware is JWR66N.

This same number has already shown up on other leaks. The most recent of these saw the software running on the Galaxy S4 Google Play edition.

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Many Google+ users assumed the image was fake, however, others offered to help and after a few hours, they managed to get the system dump for this Nexus 4 running the new software, which confirmed it to be 100 percent real.

Features found on this Android 4.3 build include a "new camera" and a new Bluetooth stack. The company confirmed back at Google I/O that the upcoming Android version will support Bluetooth Smart (BLE). This rumor appears to be quite accurate based on Google's earlier announcement.

Sites such as Android Authority believe that a ROM will be made available that brings the software to the Nexus 4 in the coming hours.

 

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