Galaxy S3 Android 4.3, JellyBean Update Released for T-Mobile Version
The Galaxy S3 Android 4.3, JellyBean update has been released for users of the T-Mobile version.
Those who own the 3G model can now update to the new software OTA over-the-air or through Samsung KIES. It is 486MB and should be downloaded and installed via Wi-Fi with a charged battery.
Android 4.3 brings a slew of changes to the Galaxy S3 such as TouchWiz refresh to match the theme from the Galaxy S4 and Note 3, a new lockscreen with multiple widgets, adjustable clock size and personal message, actionable notifications and daydream mode.
Users will also be able to move apps to the SD card and will have new screen modes such as Adapt Display and Professional Photo. TRIM support will be added to improve performance along with Galaxy Gear support, Driving Mode, voice commands and Samsung KNOX compatibility.
T-Mobile's software might be problematic as other carriers have has issues porting Android 4.3 with AT&T pulling the update from the Galaxy S4 this week.
The carrier together with Samsung is currently investigating some potential issues with the build. There is no word on when it will continue to roll out. It could just be a temporary delay.
Many users have already downloaded and installed the update. AT&T did not state the exact reason why it pulled it. Various reports have revealed that users have had issues with Wi-Fi and cellular connections along with a few random bugs.
This is actually the second time that Samsung has pulled an Android 4.3 update this month with the first being the Korean and U.K. versions of the Galaxy S3.
The update started rolling out earlier this month for AT&T users. The new software was available over-the-air and is 719MB in size.