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Delayed Android 4.3 update finally reaches Samsung Galaxy S III

Following an aborted attempt to deliver the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update to Samsung Galaxy S III owners, the roll-out process has now resumed. Owners of the 3G edition of the phone were first to receive the revised updated earlier this month and it is now available to LTE devices as well.

Samsung Galaxy S III owners in Europe first started to receive the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update in early November, but the roll out was put on hold two weeks later following numerous complaints. During the delay, Samsung appear to have successfully resolved the firmware issues, with complaints having tailed off.

The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update actually represents a reasonably large step forward for the Samsung Galaxy S III. Not only does it contain a more recent version of Android, there are also numerous updates to Samsung’s own software.

Many of the upgrade’s improvements have been transferred across from the Samsung Galaxy S4. This includes Adapt Display and Professional Photo screen modes, the S4’s tabbed settings interface and a new version of S-Voice, which was also taken from the S4.