Samsung pulls Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 upgrade, issues statement


galaxy s III

It appears that Galaxy S3 owners will have to wait a little more to taste the latest Jelly Bean goodies. The long awaited Android 4.3 firmware upgrades for the Galaxy S3 released about two weeks ago pretty much caused a lot of havoc among some users. From lags, random freezing and battery drains to excessive RAM usage.

Samsung apparently acknowledged the problem after several complains and delivered an official statement:

“As we are currently investigating the reported issues with Galaxy S3 4.3 Jelly Bean update, the upgrading service has been temporarily suspended. We are committed to providing customers with the best possible mobile experience, and will ensure to resume the upgrading service at the earliest possibility.” – Samsung Mobile UK

The firmware delivery over the air (OTA) and KIES has been halted as Samsung investigates the various issues plaguing their firmware builds.

The list of problems is as follows:

– Wake up lag (Sometimes it takes a few seconds to wake the device from standby and sometimes a few minutes)
– Random Freezing
– Huge battery drain
– Bluetooth Audio issues during playback in car
– Stuttering music playback with stock Samsung music app
– Device freezes as soon a call is received (Black screen issue)
– Poor RAM management (very difficult to multitask)
– Wi-Fi issues

via Sam Mobile