Verizon Wireless is on an Android 4.3 update spree, starting with the HTC One grabbing the last version of Jelly Bean and now the Galaxy S3 is getting an important update, even after one and a half years on the store front.
The Android 4.3 update comes with a host of other small updates, including an improved Premium Suite, updated Multi-Window and support for the Galaxy Gear, Samsung smartwatch that only runs on their devices running Android 4.3 and Android 4.4.
Samsung has been pushing out the Android 4.3 update since November and Verizon has managed to add the update to their carrier service before too long. Verizon has been known for their lack of effort when it comes to updating smartphones, but this year may be different for the largest carrier in the US.
The update will be coming over the air and is one of the larger updates we have seen from Verizon, but not uncommon for Samsung. The South Korean mobile giant love to bundle software updates with firmware updates, bug fixes and other free bloatware the user will either hate or never use.
It looks like this will be the last update the Galaxy S3 will receive, Samsung normally knock off their devices after 12 months and extend to 18 months if the phone did well and sold to millions of users worldwide.
The Galaxy S4 has been available for around 18 months now and it looks like Android 4.3 will be its send off, unless Samsung adds a cheeky Android KitKat 4.4 update before the Galaxy S5 gets released.