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Samsung begins rollout of the Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S III

Galaxy S III Android 4.3

The official Android 4.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy S III has begun rolling out now, just a day after an unofficial build of the update leaked out. This is the fully finished version of the ROM coming directly from Samsung, so all the features are well in place. Although the update doesn’t come with some of the features we see in newer Samsung flagships, it has most of the features we’ve come to expect from Samsung’s iteration of the Android 4.3 update. The much expected Galaxy Gear compatibility is now bundled with the update along with Samsung Knox. As of now, the update has only been spotted in Ireland which indicates this is a global rollout. The carrier variants could take some more time to get the update, but not too long hopefully.

Here’s the changelog of this new update as listed by Sam Mobile:

  • GALAXY GEAR Support
  • TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
  • ANT+ Support
  • Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4′s theme all over)
  • New Samsung Keyboard
  • GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores)
  • New Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
  • New Screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
  • Daydream
  • Driving mode
  • Actionable notifications
  • Move-to-SD-card feature
  • New Camera mode : Sound and Shot
  • New Additions in Notification Centre
  • Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the Galaxy S4)
  • Implementation of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)
  • New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
  • Full screen Samsung apps
  • New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)

Source: Sam Mobile

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