Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Android 4.3 heading to Samsung Galaxy S 4, S III in October

updated 04:36 am EDT, Thu September 5, 2013

Software update to add support for Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Samsung will be bringing Android 4.3 to two more Galaxy devices later this year, after revealing its new Galaxy Note 3 will ship with the latest version of Jelly Bean. Both the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy S 4 will receive the mobile operating system update, which will be issued to carriers sometime in October, and will reach customer devices shortly afterward.

The Galaxy Note 3 will be shipping with Android 4.3 on-board due to the need for Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy support, in order for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch to function, reports Engadget. The update from Android 4.2 to 4.3 will specifically add Galaxy Gear functionality to the Galaxy S 4, though it is not clear if the Galaxy S III, which has yet to receive Android 4.2, will also support the smartwatch. The Galaxy S III could also receive a number of software features seen in the Galaxy S 4 as part of the update.

The update announcement comes shortly after Google announced that the next version of Android, version 4.4, will be called KitKat. While the name has been revealed, the new features of the software and the release schedule remains unknown.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Linksys WRT1200AC Wi-Fi Router

Once upon a time, a brand-new Linksys router showed up on our doorstep. So we gathered some network-minded friends together, and hooke ...

Rapoo A300 Mini Bluetooth NFC Speaker

The Rapoo Bluetooth Mini NFC Speaker is a little metallic box about the size of a baseball. In spite of its small size, we were very p ...

Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor

The recently released Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor is a piece of hardware that, when integrated into a home's breaker box, monitors ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News