The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 has begun to roll out right on time, as promised by Samsung during the Galaxy Note 3 unveiling in September.
The first country to get the update is Germany, but other regions will supposedly be joining the whitelist shortly. German Samsung Galaxy S4 users can update both OTA or via the Samsung Kies computer software.
Here is an unofficial changelog of what has been noticed:
OpenGL 3.0 Support
GALAXY GEAR Support
TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
Samsung KNOX Implementation (KNOX bootloader and dedicated application)
Samsung Wallet comes pre-loaded
Improved RAM management
Improved Display colour reproduction (Display looks much sharper than before)
Improved TouchWiz Launcher (Much less launcher redraws and less lag)
New Samsung Keyboard
New Samsung Browser (Full screen by default, new tab interface and more)
New Reading Mode (Optimises display for reading, used by only a few specific applications)
New Camera firmware
Minor UI tweaks (Contacts app, Flashlight Widget, dialog boxes etc)
Unfortunately, there’s no way to know how long it will take carriers to get this update out to the masses, so most of you shouldn’t start checking for updates just yet.