Samsung has finally started showing some love towards its existing customers in India as it released the much awaited Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) devices.
Samsung had stopped the roll out of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware for the Galaxy S3 devices in last November due to a software glitch. However, the update was resumed in many countries in early December leaving the Indian users of the Galaxy S3 waiting.
After updating to the earlier Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version, many users had started complaining of random freezing of the device, rapid battery drain and issues related to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
However, Samsung seems to have fixed all these issues in the latest update and global users of the Galaxy S3, who have already update their device to the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, are enjoying the advanced features of the new firmware without any issues.
The updated Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the Indian Galaxy S3 users brings Galaxy Gear support, improved Samsung Keyboard, new GPU drivers, New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4) and many advanced features with it.
Here is the complete change log of the new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware for Samsung Galaxy S3:
- Support for GALAXY GEAR smartwatch
- ANT+ Support
- Updated UI elements
- New and improved Samsung Keyboard
- Better performance and faster device thanks to TRIM Support in Android 4.3 Jellybean
- GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores) and better gaming performance
- 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 feature from Android 4.2 JellyBean
- New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)
- Driving mode
- Move-to-SD-card feature
- Actionable notifications
- 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
The users of Samsung Galaxy S3 in India can update their devices to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware over-the-air (OTA) or connecting their phone to the Samsung KIES software. As the size of the file 407.99 MB, we always advice you to download the file while connected to wi-fi in order to save your data usage.