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Galaxy S4

While Nexus devices were busy receiving their update to Android 4.4.2 earlier this week, Samsung is slowly catching up with the pace of Android progress and rolling out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to its range of Galaxy S4 handsets.

Ausdroid has received advice that Optus-branded Galaxy S4’s are receiving the Android 4.3 update in the form of a 723 MB update, and another tip suggests that unbranded outright Galaxy S4’s are receiving the update as well.

Update: As of 16 December, we’ve received advice that hte update is rolling out to Vodafone-branded S4’s as well.

The update includes:

  • Android 4.3 OS upgrade
  • Added features – KNOX for consumers
  • Compatibility with Galaxy Gear
  • Improved graphics and Bluetooth performance
  • Improved user interface and stability
  • User interface changes
  • (Unspecified) Security enhancements

Rumours abound when it comes to Samsung hardware, and this one’s a whopper, but there’s much speculation that the Galaxy S4 (as well as the older Galaxy S III) will receive a further update to Android 4.4 KitKat as soon as January 2014. We’ll have to wait and see on that one.


Have you received the 4.3 update for your Galaxy S4? Let us know what’s new and cool in the new release.

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Thanks: Peter Graham, and Michael Menna.
Devices: Galaxy S4