Nov 18th, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 TouchWiz

Over the weekend, reports began to emerge that AT&T had begun rolling out Android 4.3 over-the-air for the Samsung Galaxy S4. This came only a few weeks after Samsung began pushing out Android 4.3 to their previous flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S3 (international variant).

It looks like issues Galaxy devices might be experiencing from the update have caused Samsung to temporarily halt their Android 4.3 rollout for a few of their Galaxy devices, Galaxy S3 and S4 included. After S3 users began reporting everything from screen freezes, to abnormal battery drain and wireless issues, the folks at SamMobile reached out to Samsung UK for a statement. Here’s what Samsung had to say:

“As we are currently investigating the reported issues with Galaxy S3 4.3 Jelly Bean update, the upgrading service has been temporarily suspended. We are committed to providing customers with the best possible mobile experience, and will ensure to resume the upgrading service at the earliest possibility.”

While this statement pertained only to the international Samsung Galaxy S3, it appears that similar issues found in the Galaxy S4 after receiving its Android 4.3 upgrade have forced Samsung to pull its update as well. According to sources, the update for the S4 too has been suspended, leaving the exact timing for Android 4.3 on Samsung Galaxy devices hanging in the balance.

Anyone update their S4 to 4.3 before it was pulled? Experiencing any issues?