Good news guys, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update roll out was resumed by the Korean company. As you probably know the Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S3 came with a plethora of bugs which forced Samsung to roll it back. Fortunately, the software update is now live again and it comes with fixes for all the issues that affected the initial roll out.
As you probably know the Galaxy S3 was stuck on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean as Samsung decided that it should skip 4.2 and get updated directly to Android 4.3. The new firmware is being rolled out for both the users running Android 4.1.2 and for those who managed to update their devices to Android 4.3 in the initial roll out.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update is set to bring the redesigned TouchWiz UI that debuted on the Galaxy S4 along with Galaxy Gear support. Unfortunately, the new software doesn’t bring Samsung KNOX.
Besides the Android 4.3-specific improvements like Daydream, actionable notifications, lockscreen widgets, and quick settings panel in the notifications area, the new Galaxy S3 software update also comes with TouchWiz-specific enhancements: new Samsung Keyboard, Multiple Widgets for the lockscreen, new S-Voice, new tabbed interface for the Settings menu, Sound and Shot for the Camera app, Adapt Display, Professional Photo, and improved Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, and Music apps.
After you update your Samsung Galaxy S3 to Android 4.3 you will be able to enjoy TRIM support, updated GPU drivers, move-to-SD-card support, and other improvements and bug fixes.
The software update is being rolled out in phases, so not all the Galaxy S3 owners will be able to download and install it right away. If you didn’t receive the system update message in the notifications area, you can also try to check for it manually under Settings > About Phone > Software Update > Check for Updates. Alternatively, you can check for it via KIES, so go ahead and grab the USB cable.
Any Samsung Galaxy S3 owners out there? Have you guys received the Android 4.3 update? Please let us know in comments.