Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Release Date Arrives: AT&T Galaxy S4 Receives New OS, T-Mobile Update Still To Come

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on November 14 2013 1:31 PM

The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean rollout for the Samsung Galaxy S4 is nearly complete as the AT&T S4 model began updating on Wednesday as was predicted.

There hasn’t been word from Samsung or AT&T on the update; however, AT&T users on the XDA Developer’s forum say Android 4.3 is currently hitting devices over-the-air. The Android 4.3 update appears to have come right on time according to the rollout timeline, which was leaked days before the updates began. Remaining is the T-Mobile Galaxy S4, which is expected to update on Nov. 18. Prior to the AT&T model, the U.S. Cellular Galaxy S4 updated last week, while the Verizon and Sprint Galaxy S4 models both updated in late October.

Samsung Galaxy S3 models have begun to update to Android 4.3 outside of the U.S. The Sprint Galaxy S3 was intended to receive the system on Nov. 6, according to the leaked timeline. Currently, reports indicate that a number of bugs caused by Android 4.3 in already updated models have halted the update rollout on the U.S. for the time being. With no confirmation from Samsung, there is no way to know when the Sprint Galaxy S3 or any other S3 models will update.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is also set to update soon, while the Galaxy S4 mini and Samsung Galaxy Mega will update within a few months, according to Samsung. The GT-I9505 and GT-I9500 Samsung Galaxy S4 international models as well as foreign regional models were among the first to update in mid-October.

Samsung has said the U.S. models of the Galaxy S4 (and others) will receive a Premium Suite software update, which includes Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Galaxy Gear support and Samsung KNOX security, among many other features. AT&T has not yet updated its support page, nor has Samsung updated its AT&T Galaxy S4 changelog with further details on the Android 4.3 update, but they are likely to do so soon.

The JSS15J.1337UCUEMJ9 build firmware is reportedly available over-the-air, and will likely roll out onto AT&T Galaxy S4 handsets in phases. Those who didn’t receive the update Wednesday should get it in the coming days. Users can also check for the update manually by accessing Settings > About phone> Software update menu. The download file is quite heavy at 720MB, so users will want to have a strong Wi-Fi connection or use their unlimited data plans.

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