Samsung Pulls Android 4.3 Update For Galaxy S3 From The Market

/ 3 years ago


Samsung launched the latest Android update last week for its Samsung Galaxy S3 series, but after it was released many users’ encountered problems and now the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update has been pulled from the market while rumors are that the Note 2 update will be delayed.

The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 yesterday hit the UK and it was available for unlocked version of the device via an OTA update. Phone Review had such a device but did not update to the Android 4.3. Apparently, after checking the device again this morning, the update was gone and the Galaxy S3 notified it already had the latest software update (which was not Android 4.3 of course).

The conclusion is that the Android 4.3 update was pulled from the store for the device and could also mean that the same software will be delayed for the Galaxy Note 2 that looked ready to be released. The issues confronted by users with the Galaxy S3 running on Android 4.3 consist of the handset becoming unresponsive after the update especially the lockscreen, and battery life getting worse.

Other problems included a patchy Wi-Fi connection or the handset locking up completely needing the battery to be pulled to restart the device. Considering the handset has been sitting on Android 4.1.2 for a while now it’s a poor performance by the company when you take into account how long Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has been available.

The update had also reached some carrier versions of the handset in the UK that included O2 and Three, and you would have thought these have been pulled as well and hopefully Samsung quickly provides a fix for those that have already installed the software and commences the rollout of the update.

Thank you Phone Review for providing us with this information

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  • Mark Smith

    I already installed 4.3 on my S3 and I can confirm there are major problems. I hope they release a patch for people who already have it that fixes the bug.

    Examples of bugs:
    – When screen isn’t on, every time I press the home button it takes a good 5-10 seconds for the screen to appear at the lock screen which is never good.
    – Google Chrome not sycing with Chrome on my laptop
    – Can be very laggy and none responsive at times even when not in power save mode and fully charged
    – As stated above, when playing games phone randomly crashed sometimes even if the game isn’t that CPU and GPU demanding
    – Battery life is considerably worse even with my aftermarket 7000mah extended battery pack

    • beezds

      bro do u even cyanogen

      • Mark Smith

        Yes, tried it once. Reverted back to stock ROM