Note 2 and Galaxy s3 will get android 4.3 in December

According to Samsung’s executive vice president for marketing Lee Young hee has revealed that the Galaxy S3 and the Note 2 will get support for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch by the end of December.

He also confirmed that the Galaxy s4 will get its Galaxy Gear smartwatch support by the end of October. This means that the Galaxy s4 will get it update to Android 4.3 in October.

How come we can claim that the these devices will get the Android 4.3 update ? Well, Samsung has earlier told us that the reason that these phones don’t support the Galaxy Gear already is because they don’t have Android 4.3.

Note 2,Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 will support the Galaxy Gear as soon as they get Android 4.3

All Android 4.3 devices could eventually support the Galaxy Gear

What’s so special about Android 4.3 ?

Obviously there is a lot of new things introduced with this new version, What’s new though in regards to the Galaxy Gear is that it has Bluetooth 4.0 LE. This is the way the Gear connects to cell phones, and also why the Galaxy Note 3 is the only phone that can be used with the Gear smart watch at this time.

This also supports the claim that The Gear smart watch might someday support phones from other manufacturers. As soon as they get their 4.3 update. Should your non Samsung device get its Galaxy Gear support it will likely be in a limited way. S-voice and S-health won’t work on a HTC or a LG.

About Bertil Hansen
I am the owner and main contributor to this website. Throughout the years I've owned an embarrassing number of Android phones. Too many to mention in fact. Lets just say it started with the HTC legend and I'm now on the Galaxy Note 4.

3 thoughts on “Note 2 and Galaxy s3 will get android 4.3 in December

  1. I used to love my S3. Then I got the update to 4.3 through Vodafone Ireland. It’s a phone killer. Really slow to activate now. I push the power button and nothing happens. Really frustrating. Some apps won’t run at all. Battery usage seems to be a lot higher than before.
    In summary don’t upgrade until they resolve the issues.

  2. Well, November 1 and no 4.3 for the S4 so far. Still on 4.2.2. Hopefully they’ll get there soon, unless they’re planning to jump straight to Kit Kat (dumb name for an OS, since you have to break a Kit Kat to enjoy it).

    • @kili, i think you misunderstood the commercial for KitKat, it’s about having a break(time off) and enjoy a KitKat! “Have a break, have a KitKat!” cheers mate.

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