The official Android 4.3 update of the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) has arrived in southeast Asia regions. For those who might not been heard yet, the first rolled of the official Android 4.3 took place in Germany few days ago and we expected that the rest of European countries will follow too. But unfortunately, our expectation of Europe releases has turned-out to be just a waiting-list for a while, since Samsung has already revealed that southeast Asian countries will now enjoy it first.
So those who owns the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) from southeast Asian regions will start seeing this Android 4.3 update hitting your smartphones by now. This latest firmware update is now available through Samsung Kies firmware server and can be downloaded using Kies software upgrading tool or delivered to you via OTA (over-the-air). This update will be serve for both, unbranded or SIM-Free and carrier branded Galaxy S4 devices.
Here’s the Firmware details:
Model name: Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505)
Region: Southeast Asia
Country: Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines
Version: Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Build date: Sun Oct 13 09:54:31 KST 2013
New features found on Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Update:
- Samsung KNOX security suite
- Samsung Wallet
- Galaxy Gear
- OpenGL 3.0
- New Samsung Keyboard
- New Samsung Browser
- New Reading Mode
- Contacts app, Flashlight Widget, dialog boxes
- Improved RAM management
- Display colour
- TouchWiz Launcher
The new Samsung KNOX is the security suite designed by Samsung, this application will run any other applications in a different and secured part of the Android ecosystem. The Samsung Wallet allows owners of the Samsung Galaxy S4 purchasing any application through tickets, loyalty cards and coupons which particularly a convenient way for shopping any certain applications. While the new Galaxy Gear compatibility support is also an awesome twists since this was only found on the Galaxy Note 3 before, but Samsung has been has expanded the Galaxy Gear usability to any other Android 4.3 running devices, including the Galaxy S III , Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S4 Mini, S4 Active, Mega 5.8, Mega 6.3, and Galaxy S4 Zoom.
Again, in order to update your Samsung Galaxy S4 to official Android 4.3, all you need is the Samsung Kies while connecting your device to the computer, you can also try to check your device Settings>> About Device>>Check Software Update.