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Samsung Android 4.3 Update Dates for GS3, GS4, Note 2, and GS4 Active Leaked

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Owners of the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, and the Galaxy S4 Active have been waiting patiently to hear about when these Samsung devices would receive an update to Android 4.3. According to a leaked internal document we scored this morning, we finally have some dates to mark on our calendars. 

According to the image, Galaxy Note 2 owners on Verizon can expect the update on November 29, while AT&T customers should be seeing it on November 20. Galaxy S4 users on Verizon should see Android 4.3 on October, while AT&T customers should receive it on November 13. Users still rocking their Galaxy S3 on Verizon should see Android 4.3 on November 22, while owners on AT&T can expect it on November 13. Owners of these devices on Sprint and T-Mobile can see the table below.

Keep in mind that with Android 4.3, also comes support for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. In addition, do notice that on the document, all of these dates are subject to change. Best to just pencil these dates in and not use permanent marker.

For a good look at the dates, see below.

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  • Opinionated_In_Bangor

    Nothing yet… I’m not really counting on getting 4.3 today, but sure would be a nice surprise for once… Can Verizon pull through?

  • Thacker Meet Dear

    I want 3×4 key paid in s4 but its not in 4.3 now what i do for it.

  • Rob

    This is a Samsung document and says “when compatability will be available”. No way these are rollout dates

  • jamey

    No shcedule for note 2 internasional versions ? Hell ! Why carriers have it first ?

  • Michael

    More than a month behind the HTC One…

  • G1andonly

    What a shame Samsung released a product that’s compatible with only one of the 75 phones that are available on the market and now scramble to release the update that’s a year old to become compatible with a failing product that’s being returned at a rapid rate because we don’t all have the note 3, 4.3 should have been availablefor the note 2 and gs3 long ago. Faith in Sammy is going fast.

  • Charles Steen

    How wonderful as I purchased a Galaxy Gear smartwatch 2 weeks ago in hopes it would not have to stay in the box for long. Appreciate the post and that Oct. 28 my dream will be realized.

  • James_C_L

    Just spoke to Verizon. They said they were just kidding about the updates. #vzwtrolled

  • http://www.jugarjugar.net/ Jugar Jugar

    It is really good information. We are expecting a new update of Android to try to use the new features of it.

  • 1bmwdrvr1

    Would Virgin Mobile and Boost happen at the same time as Sprint? (For the S3 that is running 4.1.2 out of the box?

  • Verizon CEO

    I don’t understand why you guys are so shocked that Verizon is getting the update sooner, if you have not noticed in the recent months Verizon has been killing it with updating phones. Not the same Verizon as a few years ago. Give big red some credit, why is that so hard?

  • maxfrix

    What about my galaxy nexus on Verizon?

  • deepen03

    that actually looks like a Best Buy Mobile employee system thing.. I work there, we get those same kind of format messages when new products or software are launching.

  • http://silverfang77.tumblr.com/ Silver Fang

    Can’t wait. 4.3 has some nice features, such as index garbage cleanup, to help it run faster.

  • Kamlesh

    Hey what about Galaxy Nexus?

  • SammyGuy

    So i sent this to you yesterday and you didn’t reply, I work for the company it’s not a 4.3 update list it’s when the gear will be compatible with those devices. smh i told all of this to you guys yesterday

  • sk3litor

    Too little too late. Ill show them. Ill just get a note 3. HA take that samsung…..

  • ksat

    Don’t care about the S4 – But, what about my VZW GNex? hahaha! That’s right – I’m still rocking the GN! Trying to hold out for the S5!

  • itsacardigan

    Just get the Note 3 then you won’t have to worry about it.

    • itsacardigan

      That is…until Kit Kat comes out.

  • johntb

    wwooaahhhh… it’s almost a TRIPLE Rainbow uh-ha uh-ha uh-ha uh-ha

  • chapman1969

    Us gs3 owners will always be one or 2 updates behind and still and the waiting game continues for the 4.3.update

  • Kofi Williams

    “Owners of these devices on Sprint and T-Mobile can see the table below.”

    No love I see.

  • Adrynalyne

    “Subject to change” — a lot.

  • Adrynalyne

    Notice how there are no YEARS listed?

    ;)

  • shamatuu

    What about international Note 2 users?

    • EP_2012

      Yeah, if US carriers are getting this update in a month, N7100 users should have gotten it weeks ago… at least, that’s how usual update schedules have gone.

      I’m anxiously waiting for this – 4.3 will make our note 2’s fly!

  • Kevin

    any word on US Cellular N2?

  • Tyler Rynberg

    Wow, Motorola. GS3 getting 4.3 next month. Still on 4.1.2 with a year old HD MAXX. After all the apologies and hoopla you guys made about drastically improving your update process. Boo.

  • sourceless

    … It’s a leak… Remember that VZW takes like 6 to 12 weeks (srsly can’t remember the exact numbers, so don’t quote this!) to test… then they might accept or reject it… So us seeing the release come from VZW is still not near… at all. But maybe they’ll be quicker and then we’ll all be winners?

    • hfoster52

      Never quicker.

  • come on moto

    RAZR HD owner still awaiting 4.2 patiently. Moto promised quick updates so it can’t be much longer.

  • droidrazredge

    I think all the Verizon dates are for next year, so Verizon tricked instead of treated us into thinking we’ll get the update sooner than all the other carries.

  • Mikey Styles

    I’d say lets just be glad we are getting a better idea of time frame for updates even of we know better, especially VZW lol. Again it still gives one hope to see 4.3 fairly soon which is more smotth & refined compared to being on 4.1.2.

  • Blue Sun

    So VZW SIII will be getting 4.3 before the VZW Galaxy Nexus? This should be interesting.

    • Walter Partlo

      Haha.

      Obligatory: My GNex had 4.3 the day after the Nexus 4 did.

      • Blue Sun

        I’m running a 4.3.1 ROM on my VZW GNex. This type of shenanigans is what drives me crazy with Verizon. The Nexus 5 announcement can’t come soon enough for me.

    • Detonation

      Every phone getting a 4.3 update will be getting it before the Verizon GN

  • Nathaniel Newman

    Unless the update has great offerings, I’m staying on 4.2.2 with my VZW GS4. I’ve got root and Bootstrap. Once those apps are on the 4.3.3 update, then I’ll proceed!

  • Nithin Nithi

    What about the international version Note 2 ?

  • http://www.twitter.com/SexciiP JaQuez Avondre

    What comes with the 4.3 update? :-

    • Josh Carroll

      Well for one thing, this should help stabilize AOSP based ROMs that are 4.3-based since we have 4.3 kernel sources now :)

      • http://www.twitter.com/SexciiP JaQuez Avondre

        Well that sounds awesome!

    • HarvesterX

      Samsung specific.. Support for the ever so popular Galaxy Gear watch (lol still prefer a classy watch over that but.). Dunno what other Samsung specific changes are in there. Android has a moderately better method of earing unused memory though

    • Detonation

      The N2 and GS3 are still on 4.2.1 I believe (on Verizon at least), so they’ll also get the 4.2.2 new features like lock screen widgets and expanded notification settings

      • GJV

        The GS3 is on 4.1.2. It’s horrendous.

      • Quint

        The Verizon N2 is also on 4.1.2

    • BobbyG

      TRIM?

  • Asimoalex

    How about a TW 4.3 port for the note 2?!?
    And yes I said touch wiz it’s actually worth it on the note

  • jdhas

    So, in other words, on Nov 22 we should keep an eye out for flying pigs.

    • Ramon

      Oh my god I was dying when I saw your response

  • Morgan

    I sent this in :D

    • mondaykiz

      no i sent this in

      • kylethekool

        No, I sent this in.

  • LG4.2.2

    Not a fan of Samsung’s other business practices but nice to see they at least make an effort with updates. Brands like LG say they want to compete but then they never update anything. Pretty irrelevant for anyone comfortable with flashing ROMs, the G2 is already starting to get 4.3 ROMs from the dev community, but for the average user at the mercy of OTA updates, other manufacturers need to step it up.

    • HarvesterX

      LG doesn’t update? Hmm. Well doesn’t matter. I’m already on 4.3 and just waiting for 4.4 to drop and get built. Wish I had a Linux PC here so I could build my own (don’t have ANY PC atm, well if I do havea laptop with XP on it, but no way to install any drivers.. I need to go burn them onto a CD from the library and install, but nah compiling Android on that slow thing would be heartache.. My phone is over twice as powerful..)

  • sogajeffrey

    Been runing 4.3 for awhile now on my S3. CM rocks!!!

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      Yes we all know we can root, They’re talking “Official” OTA 4.3 here. People act as if CM was new and fresh, not so much anymore. In fact, they’ve now sold out.

      • sogajeffrey

        lol yes i know… Stock is slow for me which is why I switched. I may switch to hyperdrive which is a rom based on stock later. CM is still very close to original android which is why I like it.

      • Galen

        Yea, what a bunch of sellouts for finally cashing in on all of their hard work…If you have a job, please don’t ever take a promotion (you wouldn’t want to be a hypocrite and “sell out” for something better.)

  • cransr

    Thats definitely a typo for verizon getting it first. it should read 11/28. Or maybe thats when Verizon will get it to begin “testing.”

    • Dan

      Actually they just left off the /2014 at the end.

  • Dale

    Typical OEMs, upgrading to the latest build (4.3) only days before a new one is released (4.4).

  • Paul Hansen

    Guess we’ll find out in a few days how accurate this is :P

  • Zack Kolev

    So a month after nexus devices get the next version of Android (4.4) Samsung devices will get the current version (4.3)? Nice! My GS4 has been on 4.3 since I installed the Google Play Edition ROM. Runs smoother after 4 months than TouchWiz did 2 weeks in. Not once have I longed for a TouchWiz feature.

    • afunyunnnnn

      4.4 Is not out until at least October 31st, whent the Nexus 5 is supposed to come out

      My N10 is still running OmniROM 4.3.1

    • Detonation

      The fact that TW Roms are almost 1GB in size whereas AOSP Roms are ~200MB is a clear indication of how much crap is added with TW

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    it deliberately says (LTE) GS3 on T-Mobile, I wonder if that means the non-LTE version won’t get the update. I still kick my old GS3 on Wifi at home now and then.

    • Adam

      The T-Mobile GS3 non-LTE owners get the shaft once again. I feel for the people that aren’t using custom ROMs.

  • Isaiah Machiz

    Yeah. Clearly a fake. Verizon doesn’t get updates first. :P
    this minds well say unlimited data is coming back, for free.

  • Higher_Ground

    Speaking of 4.3, can we get another ROM roundup? I’m stuck with the gnex until next year and still running a 4.2 AOKP ROM.

    • JoshGroff

      If you want a pure stock experience, shiny is pretty darn good, PAC is good if you like tweaking settings. (PAC is a combination of Paranoid, CM, and AOKP)

      Those 2 were my main drivers, highly recommend them both.

    • Josh Carroll

      Have you not tried the mr2 nightlies? They’re working well on my jfltevzw, worth a shot on your toro: http://aokp.co/devices/toro

      • JoshGroff

        AOKP is always a solid choice, was my main driver until I found PAC.

        • HarvesterX

          Has AOKP released a 4.3 ROM? I only used AOKP before getting my G2 but it’s been a month or longer since I’ve had the G2 so I’ve lost track of any Galaxy Nexus news.

          I have a ton of mods that I add myself though but AOKP was nice as it had a few features I didn’t feel like changing myself already built in. On the G2 though I prefer a good stock (stock LG at the moment as Isle many of the features but stock Android is great too) ROM and I’ve just been making modifications myself. Like adding weather icons and having the current weather icon show up on the left in the notification bar..

          • JoshGroff

            I’m not sure as I haven’t used AOKP in a while, been on TW based ROMs on my N2 lately. I know they said they were going to redesign AOKP from the ground up for 4.3 a while back, and I haven’t really followed since then.

          • HarvesterX

            That’s the last that I heard of too. That they were rebuilding 4.3 (AOKP) from scratch. Guess we should hit their site up :)

          • JoshGroff

            MR2 is 4.3 base! Might flash it on my note and see what new stuff they threw in.

    • mustbepbs

      Can’t go wrong with CM.

    • Fattie McDoogles

      Why haven’t you updated to 4.3?

      • Higher_Ground

        I’m running a PUB build by bigxie, and was going he’d have a chance to work on an update but I think he’s in China or something so it might be awhile.

  • Tom Luley

    No way that Verizon gets an update before everyone else (S4). I call shenanigans!

    • FknTwizted

      I have some rainbow sherbet.

    • Michael Hammond

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  • garbagedick

    Verizon getting an update first? Has to be fake hehe

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Don’t worry, they have time to delay it.

  • Josh Carroll

    Verizon getting the S4 update before all the other carriers? Hell has frozen over folks.

    • Fattie McDoogles

      It hasn’t happened yet… don’t believe the hype lol

    • Ben Murphy

      And on a Monday?! The devil’s taking a cold shower.

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      What did he say? Can’t hear real well through this sheet of ice and the Devil yelling at me to stand on my head after my coffee break.

    • napes22

      Just because it’s in a chart doesn’t mean it will happen.

      • Iskandar

        My hope will Die on Monday at 11.59 pm

    • Droid4ever

      Notice it doesn’t say what year… This is clearly an early April Fools joke

    • normmcgarry

      And before 4.4 comes out! Amazing.

    • Max

      I want to believe this as I own both the GS4 and Gear but never has Verizon ever stuck by the timeline.

    • panicswhenubered

      10/28/14….lol

    • CHRIS42060

      I saw that too and I thought the exact same thing. Unless VZW has already approved it though I am sure that date will be “subject to change.”

      • michael arazan

        Subject to change, just like their prices

    • Timothy Sternig

      LOL!

      Verizon is probably all about updating those devices because the update adds support to the phones for the Galaxy Gear and I’m sure they wouldn’t mind selling some of the ones they have…

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    • mrscbury

      Read the date. They’re at the top, but the date isn’t first…