Those who own Samsung‘s Galaxy S4 I9505’s LTE-enabled version can benefit from the Android 4.3 firmware update. The download will be available for all international users, although Germany will be the first country to update the flagship smartphone.
The update consists of design changes for TouchWiz, rather than new OS functions, like the new Samsung Browser, Keyboard, Reading Mode and the TouchWiz Launcher. Something that caught my eye’s attention was the supposedly “Improved Display colour reproduction”, which means that the colours will seem to look a lot brighter. As another performance change, they also improved the RAM memory management.
Unfortunately, the update is rather slow and gradual, but there’s always a chance to give your warranty up and install the download via Odin.
As mentioned above, the update is available only for those who own the I9505 Galaxy S4‘s LTE-enabled version, which runs on a Snapdragon 600. Sources claim the other Samsung products will be getting the update soon enough as well:
- Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 Octa Core – next week
- Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III – next month
- Samsung N7100 Galaxy Note II – December
Those who might wonder why the phablet’s update is taking so long compared to the other devices, is because of the vast number of S-Pen related features that need to be optimized for the new OS.