samsung-galaxy-s4-review-034The Android 4.3 update was announced a few weeks ago. It is not a major platform update by any measure, that’s going to be the next update, which is called Android 4.4 KitKat. The first devices to receive this update were obviously Google’s Nexus branded smartphone and tablets. Other manufacturers are yet to roll out Android 4.3 for their devices. At its Unpacked event today Samsung made a number of product announcement. It unveiled the Galaxy Gear, Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note 3, which is actually the first smartphone to ship with Android 4.3, according to Samsung. The company provided a release timeframe of Android 4.3 for Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4, the update is slated to drop this October.

It is said that the Android 4.3 update will finally add the functionally required to make its new smartwatch, Galaxy Gear, work with its flagship Android smartphone. Still, despite having provided a timeframe, Samsung didn’t exactly say when the update will be rolled out next month. The release might end up taking additional time, seeing as how carriers will first put the update through its paces before it is released. Those who don’t have carrier locked versions will receive the update directly from Samsung, without any significant delays.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Android 4.3, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 and Samsung.

ProductGalaxy S3Galaxy S4
Display Diagonal (inches)4.8" (12.2cm)5" (12.7cm)
Megapixel Count8 Megapixel13 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)2100 mAh2600 mAh
Processor/Soc NameExynos 4412Exynos 5 Octa 5410
RAM Options1 GB,2 GB,
Street Price$155 Galaxy S3 on Amazon$166 Galaxy S4 on Amazon
Link to full specsGalaxy S3 Full specs and detailsGalaxy S4 Full specs and details
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