Even more clues now indicate that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean at some point. German carrier Deutsche Telekom recently announced on its official forum that the new Jelly Bean update will in fact reach its Galaxy S3 handsets.
Despite little word from Samsung on its Android 4.3 update schedule, there have been several clues that the Korean manufacturer has plans to update some of its older devices, such as the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2, to the new operating system.
Australian carrier Telstra also recently shared on its support page that the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Note 2 has been “withdrawn” in favor for a newer version. At this point many only assume that version is Android 4.3. However, other reports have indicated that Samsung has plans to skip Android 4.2.2 all together on a number of handsets and update directly to Android 4.3.
Samsung R&D of India is reportedly now developing the Android 4.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and soon-to-be-unveiled Galaxy Note 3, as well as the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, tech website Temefy learned from an insider just prior to the launch of Android 4.3. Images of the Samsung Galaxy S3 sporting Android 4.3 also surfaced recently, reportedly sourced from Samsung R&D. As said, Samsung has not divulged much detail about its plans for Android 4.3; however, Samsung UK has stated that it can “confirm upgrade plans to Android 4.3 to selected Galaxy devices in the coming months.”
Of the two carriers that have revealed information about its Android 4.3 upgrade schedule for Samsung Galaxy devices, Telstra has not made any comment on the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Deutsche Telekom has not made any comment about the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. However, these various mobile networks discussing system updates in fairly reliable manner is a good sign that it’s only a matter of time until the Galaxy S3 and similar devices get an Android 4.3 update.
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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.