Samsung pulls Android 4.3 update for some Galaxy devices due to bugs

Over the weekend, reports began to emerge that AT&T had begun rolling out Android 4.3 over-the-air for the Samsung Galaxy S4.

After hearing some reports, we were able to confirm that AT&T has indeed pulled the update while they investigate some issues. There is no word on when it will start rolling out again, or what the exact issues was with the last update. We were told the update was on hold so Samsung and AT&T could look into “potential improvements.”

Major issues in new Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S III:-

– 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

the folks at SamMobile reached out to Samsung UK for a statement. Here’s what Samsung had to say:

“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.”

According to the statement, Samsung has temporarily suspended the upgrade service and the Android 4.3 update (I9300XXUGMG9) has been pulled from FOTA and Samsung KIES. So you won’t be able to update your Galaxy S3 to Android 4.3 at the moment.

Anyone their S4 to 4.3 before it was pulled? Experiencing any issues?

SOURCE : sammobile