The intended release date of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for the T-Mobile Galaxy S4 has come and gone with no indication of a system rollout for the device.
The device was expected to update on Monday, according to a leaked Android 4.3 roll out schedule, which has accurately predicted the Android 4.3 release for the Samsung Galaxy S4 on the Verizon, Sprint and AT&T networks.
However, in addition to no update for the T-Mobile Galaxy S4, Monday also brought news of the Android 4.3 update for the AT&T Galaxy S4 being pulled from the market amid reports of extensive bugs and other issues that arose after the update. It has also come to light that the Verizon and Sprint models of the Galaxy S4 have been affected by bugs and other post-update issues.
The release of the Android 4.3 update has similarly been halted for U.S. models of the Samsung Galaxy S3 after many international Galaxy S3 owners reported that a host of issues came with their updates. The Android 4.3 update was expected to hit the Sprint Galaxy S3 on Nov. 6 and the AT&T Galaxy S3 on Nov. 13, but the models remain without an update.
Though Samsung has now released a statement saying the Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S3 has been suspended while the manufacturer investigates its issues, at the time, there was no indication that the devices would not yet update. The same thing appears to now be happening to the T-Mobile Galaxy S4. Upon asking for comments on the matter, Samsung would only confirm to IBTimes that the Android 4.3 update for AT&T Galaxy S4 “is temporarily on hold while AT&T and Samsung look into potential improvements.” The manufacturer would not comment on the T-Mobile Galaxy S4.
A T-Mobile representative told IBTimes on Monday that there is also no indication of the Android 4.3 update being available for the network’s Galaxy S4 at this time. As the device's prospective Nov. 18 roll out date for Android 4.3 has already passed, it is likely Samsung has decided to also postpone the Android 4.3 update for the T-Mobile Galaxy S4 while it sorts out the system bugs, which have already been discovered on other models.
Meanwhile, the Android 4.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has begun to roll out onto international models. Currently, reports indicate that the firmware is stable and functions well on Galaxy Note 2 handsets.
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Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.