At its Unpacked event earlier this month Samsung announced that Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3 will be released next month. A concrete release date for the official update has not been provided. A screenshot of Android 4.3 build XXUBMA8 running on Galaxy S4 has surfaced online, the device in question is the octa-core i9500 model. Android 4.3 isn’t a major update by any measure, though it is expected to bring a couple of new features from the Galaxy Note 3, apart from the performance and stability improvements, always-on Wi-Fi scanning for location reporting, OpenGL 3.0 and more.
Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 update will finally bring support for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch to the smartphone. Right now, only the Galaxy Note 3 is compatible with Samsung’s new smartwatch. Google announced the Android 4.3 update last month, as previously mentioned, its not exactly a major update. Many had expected that the company will say something about the next Android version, which many believed to be Key Lime Pie. Earlier this month, Google announced out of the blue that the next Android version, Android 4.4, is going to be called KitKat, which is a result of a partnership between Mountain View and Switzerland’s Nestle, the company that makes KitKat chocolates. [Image via AndroidKurd]