A host of Galaxy devices are scheduled to get the Android 4.3 update in the following weeks. Samsung began rolling out Android 4.3 to international versions of Galaxy devices, and it looks like devices stateside should be getting the update soon. The handsets scheduled for the Android 4.3 update include Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III, the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S4 Active across all carriers. Most Galaxy devices should get onto Android 4.3 by end of November, with T-Mobile Galaxy Note II users waiting until December 2nd to get the update and Galaxy S4 Active users on AT&T waiting till December 24th.
The leaked document does mention that the dates are subject to change, so a few users might get the update a few days later. Android 4.3 on these device would enable compatibility with Galaxy Gear, Samsung’s smartwatch that was released alongside the Note III.
The Best Buy document also had an interesting note about the Galaxy Gear: “The Galaxy Gear attachment rate within Best Buy is the highest among all channels; however the overall return rate is trending above 30%.” It looks like almost a third of the customers buying the Galaxy Gear are returning the device. That is the clearest indication yet that Samsung has a lot of issues to tackle before it launches the next version of the smartwatch sometime later next year.