Canadian Carriers Pushing Out Android 4.3 Update For Galaxy S4 & S4 Mini


The three largest Canadian carriers, Rogers, TELUS and Bell, are in the process of pushing out a rather hefty unexpected over-the-air (OTA) update to all of their carrier-branded Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini handsets located in Canada. This much-anticipated update finally brings Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and a newer version of the TouchWiz UI to the handset, in addition to support for the Galaxy Gear.

The Galaxy S4 was released back in April, 2013, and packs a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920, a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex A15 processor, a PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD), a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a removable 2,600 mAh Li-Ion battery.

Whereas, the Galaxy S4 Mini is a slightly smaller variant to the former flagship, which features a slightly scaled down 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 540 x 960, a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, an Adreno 305 GPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD), an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a removable 1,900 mAh Li-Ion battery.

The full changelog for the 4.3 Jelly Bean update can be seen below:


– TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)

– Samsung KNOX

– Samsung Wallet (Pre-loaded)

– Better RAM management

– Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4′s theme all over)

– New Samsung Keyboard

– GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores)

-New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music

– Full screen Samsung apps

If you’re a either a Rogers, TELUS or Bell customer and have not received the OTA update yet, you can head into “Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to manually scan for the upgrade.