Samsung starts rolling out Android 4.3 for international variant of Galaxy S4

Samsung has finally released the much-awaited Android 4.3 update for the Exynos 5 Octa variant of the Galaxy S4...

Samsung has finally released the much-awaited Android 4.3 update for the Exynos 5 Octa variant of the Galaxy S4, which is the international version, according to UberGizmo. The update, while not adding anything new at a glance, has made a bunch of improvements to the operating system under the hood. The biggest of these improvements are the inclusion of the new TRIM file system, support for OpenGL 3.0 and provisions for Bluetooth 4.0 LE.

With the addition of Bluetooth LE, it looks like the smartphone is now ready to be used alongside the recently-released Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The update also brought along some new things, such as Samsung’s KNOX security suite, Samsung Wallet, better management of RAM and an updated version of the Samsung keyboard and the browser. The update is being rolled out gradually, so if you still haven’t gotten a notification on your phone asking you to download it, don’t fret.

Samsung starts rolling out Android 4.3 for international variant of Galaxy S4

Android 4.3 at last!

 

Just a few days ago, the LTE version of the Galaxy S4, which runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, got the update. Sadly enough, the Galaxy S3 hasn’t gotten the update yet, and there has been no word from Samsung about it.

The Galaxy S4 was launched earlier this year. Here are the key specs of the smartphone:

 

  • 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi
  • HSPA+, LTE, GPRS/EDGE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR and A2DP
  • GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
  • NFC
  • MicroUSB 2.0  with MHL, USB On-the-go, USB Host
  • 13 megapixel primary camera with LED flash, simultaneous HD video and still image stabilisation, 1080p video recording.
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera, 1080p video recording @ 30fps
  • 16/32/64GB internal storage with microSD card for further expansion up to 64GB

The Galaxy S4 comes with a 2600 mAh battery, which should ideally take you through the day with moderate use. Of course, real-world battery performance would vary from user to user.

Check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy S4 if you're interested in picking it up.

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