About a month back the much awaited Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S3 was leaked online. Build XXUGMMJ9 was officially released a couple of days after it leaked, however Samsung ended up having to pause the roll out because users who had updated reported various issues. It seemed that Samsung had rushed the update, so then the roll out was halted and users’ patience was tested. Android 4.3 for international Galaxy S3 has started rolling out today, this time the build is XXUGMK6 and it won’t cause issues that its predecessor did.
Stock international variants of the Galaxy S3, GT-I9300, should receive the update over-the-air in stages, so it might take some time before the update becomes available in your region. The update brings support for Galaxy Gear, reduces lag, improves battery life and also features some camera enhancements. Despite the fact that the previous built featured Samsung Knox enterprise security suite, XXUGMK6 doesn’t seem to come with the suite. While users complained of Wi-Fi issues, poor multitasking, battery drain, random freezing and more when they updated their Galaxy S3 to the previous build, so far those who have installed the latest Android 4.3 update seem to be pretty happy with it. If you were scarred last time, its pretty safe to tap that update now.
Square Enix announced today that Final Fantasy VIII has launched on PC through Steam and other “e-tailers.” This is the second title from the classic series to make its way to the PC via digital download. A number of Steam exclusive features have been added to the title, such as 45 new achievements despite the fact that when the game first came out in 1999, the original game didn’t include any achievements. Steam’s version of Final Fantasy VIII supports Steam Cloud, thus allowing gamers to transfer their save data between different PCs using the same game. No Mac or Linux support is present at launch, only Windows users will be able to get their Final Fantasy VIII fix via Steam at this point in time.
Prior to Final Fantasy XIII, this title was the fastest selling game in the entire series, it sold over 8.5 million copies around the globe. Final Fantasy VIII comes with a few enhancements as well, to make the game look much better on HD PCs. A feature that wasn’t available to Western gamers before has been added to the game now, called Chocobo World, it was added to the Japanese version after the game was first released in the U.S. Steam members can now purchase Final Fantasy VIII for $11.99.