AT&T Rolls Out Galaxy S III’s Android 4.3 Update


Samsung may have suspended its rollout of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for the international Galaxy S III due to a number of frustrating issues, but that hasn’t stopped AT&T from releasing the update to customers in the United States. It’s rolling out now over-the-air, and it brings lots of new features and improvements.

AT&T’s release comes almost three weeks after Samsung first released the international update, but just a couple of days after T-Mobile began its rollout in the U.S. The update is identical to all the others — Samsung doesn’t provide us with change logs, unfortunately, but here are some of the things you can expect to see:

  • Galaxy Gear support
  • TRIM support
  • New Samsung keyboard
  • Updated GPU drivers
  • New user interface elements matching those of the Galaxy S4
  • Lock screen widgets
  • Daydream
  • Driving mode
  • The ability to move apps to SD card
  • Sound & Shot
  • New Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, and Music apps
  • Updated S Voice

The update weighs in at just over 623MB, and you can download it either directly to your device, or to your Mac or PC using Samsung’s KIES software.