Nov 20th, 2013


Although Android 4.4 rollout news has dominated headlines as of late, some folks are still wondering when they’ll be able to step up to the last version of Android Jelly Bean — that is, Android 4.3. We have some news for a couple different groups of Samsung’s customers in that regard, thankfully.

For starters, the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is now getting its Android 4.3 upgrade. Alongside the under-the-hood and minor changes Android 4.3 brought, this upgrade brings us Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch compatibility, Samsung KNOX security features, new camera features and more. We’re not sure how big this thing is, but getting on WiFi and charging your battery wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world before trying to pull it down. Sprint has the full instructions if you need help.

The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 is also getting that same upgrade, though you should note that only T-Mobile’s non-LTE model (the T999) will be treated to the new goods. Those with the T999L version, the one with LTE radios, will have to wait just a tad longer. You can accept this upgrade over-the-air, but there’s a manual download and installation tool available on T-Mobile’s website if you don’t want to go through all that. Be sure to read all the instructions thoroughly and carefully before proceeding,