Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Release Date Arrives: Sprint Galaxy S4 Receives New OS, AT&T Update Expected Nov. 13

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on October 30 2013 11:31 AM

The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean rollout continues with the Sprint Galaxy S4 receiving its update right on time. As Samsung published the Android 4.3 changelog for the Sprint Galaxy S4 on Wednesday, users have begun reporting that their handsets are now updating.

On Tuesday, the Verizon Galaxy S4 was the first carrier model to update to Android 4.3. The rollout timetable, which was leaked days before the updates began, appears to be accurate, and we probably have a fair estimate of when Android 4.3 will roll out onto other carriers' handsets. The AT&T Galaxy S4 is expected to update on Nov. 13, and the T-Mobile Galaxy S4 is expected to update on Nov. 18. In addition, other Samsung Galaxy models, including the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2, are 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.

The South Korean manufacturer 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. Sprint has not yet updated its support page with further details on the Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 update, but it is likely to do so soon.

The L720VPUAMJA build firmware is currently available over the air, and will roll out onto Sprint Galaxy S4 handsets in phases. Those who don’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 537MB, so users will want to have a strong Wi-Fi connection or use their unlimited data plans.

Are you excited that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is finally rolling out on the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4? Let us know in the comments below. 

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