The  Galaxy Gear has really increased the anticipation of people for upgrading their smartphones to Android 4.3. The Galaxy S4 was the first device after the Note 3 to get the update, with leaked builds coming out for the Galaxy Note II as well. Next in line to get taste of Android 4.3 is the Galaxy S III and thanks to our friends at SAMMOBILE we got our hands on Android 4.3 for the Galaxy SIII. Now it is to be noted that Samsung jumped the gun when it came to software updates for the Galaxy SIII meaning, the Galaxy SIII never saw the light of Android 4.2 and got directly updated from Android 4.1.2 to 4.3.

 

Galaxy S3 Android 4.3         Galaxy S3 Android 4.3

The update brings a lot of changes to the core UI but sadly the widgets and the TouchWiz launcher seem to remain the same. (Personally was hoping Samsung to make a complete overhaul of the TouchWiz UX UI for the Galaxy SIII). The Settings menu has been completely changed though, now having a “tab layout” similar to the one found on the S4 and Note 3.

 

Features bundled with Android 4.3

 GALAXY GEAR Support
 TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
 ANT+ Support
 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
 Daydream
 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 (Let’s 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)

 

Model: GT-I9300
Country: Ireland (Vodafone)
Version: Android 4.3
Changelist: 1902166
Build date: Sat, 26 Oct 2013 03:29:22 +0000
Product Code: VDI
PDA: I9300XXUGMJ9
CSC: I9300VFGGMJ5
MODEM: I9300BUUGMJ3

Galaxy S3 Android 4.3     Galaxy S3 Android 4.3

For those who cannot wait for the update to arrive on their devices can also manually upgrade from Sammobile’s Firmware section if its available for your respective country.

Note: Kindly download and install these updates at your own risk. We would not be responsible for any loss of data or software corruption during the update process. Thanks and Good luck!

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