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.
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