The Galaxy S3 review, and Google Edition not far behind.is set to update to the cutting-edge Android 4.3 Jelly Bean in October, with the
SamMobile reports the Android 4.3 update is in testing for the S4, S3 and Note 2. The S4 is reported to receive the update at some point in the next few weeks, followed by the S3 at the end of October or November, and the Note 2 at the end of November or December.
Don't hold your breath if you own an S4, S3 or Note 2, however -- just because an Android update is made available for a specific phone, it still has to go through the networks. The networks and manufacturers have to test the update to make sure it works with the extra bloatware, bumpf and gubbins they add to your phone.
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is the very latest version of Google's popular software for smart phones and tablets. It made its debut on the new Google Nexus 4 this summer.and then the
One of the biggest changes in 4.3 is the introduction of multiple user profiles, allowing you to share your Android device with friends, family and other halves without the worry they might accidentally delete your stuff or see things they shouldn't. It's a relatively small update, which heralds big changes in the newly-anounced, also expected in October.
Whether the update is coming to the S4's spin-offs -- the S4 Mini -- is still unclear. Android is notorious for taking ages to see updates find their way onto older phones, which means many phone fans are left looking on enviously while paying for even relatively new phones that are stuck without up-to-date software., and
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