A week ago, the representatives of the South Korean phone makers announced that Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, and Galaxy S4 will get the Android 4.3 update soon. A week after the initial announcement Samsung detailed the Android 4.3 update schedule for the three aforementioned handsets.
While everybody anticipated that, sooner or later, both the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2 will be updated to Android 4.3, few have known that the two handsets will receive Galaxy Gear support and other interesting improvements. Besides the usual Android 4.3 improvements Samsung also added the Premium Suite upgrade which brings a new multi-window mode, support for easy mode, Samsung Knox, more camera features, and other such goodies.
Even though Samsung said that the Android 4.3 Premium Suite update for Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and Samsung Galaxy S4 will roll out in the “coming weeks,” some of you might be able to upgrade their handsets to the latest firmware right now.
As for the US carriers, according to Samsung’s support page, the Verizon Galaxy S4 will be the first to get the Android 4.3 update, which is a bit strange knowing that the Big Red is usually the last to update its handsets to the latest firmwares. Sprint will also push the Android 4.3 to the Galaxy S4 by the end of the month, while other US carriers will roll out the Premium suite by mid-December.
The same Samsung support page revealed that besides the three aforementioned smartphones Galaxy Mega, Galaxy S4 Active, and Galaxy S4 Mini will get Galaxy Gear support in the “coming months,” but, unfortunately, the Premium Suite update will not be available for them.
In order to check whether the Android 4.3 update has hit your device you can either grab your USB cable and connect your smartphone to KIES, or check for the OTA update by heading to Settings > More (for Samsung Galaxy S4) > About device > Software Updates > Check for updates.
Have you installed the Android 4.3 Premium Suite update on your device? How about you, Verizon Galaxy S4 users? Please let us know in the comments section.