Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Nexus now receiving updates to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
The update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy S4 started rolling out internationally a couple of weeks ago. In the US, Verizon’s version of the handset has already received the update. And now it’s Sprint’s turn to release the Android 4.3 update for its Galaxy S4.
The update is now rolling out, according to Android Police. It comes in at a hefty 537.7 MB, as you can see from the screenshot below, so do use Wi-Fi to download it for best results. As you might have imagined, the update’s rollout is an over-the-air affair. As such, your Galaxy S4 will notify you when the update has reached it, and then you can download and install right on the phone, without the need to use a PC.
After applying it, you’ll be running software version L720VPUAMJA. Aside from bringing the Android version up to 4.3, this also enables support for Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and for the company’s KNOX solution.
Interestingly, the Galaxy S4 isn’t the only Samsung handset to receive the 4.3 update. The Galaxy Nexus is joining the club too, many months after Android 4.3 went out to Nexus devices not sold through carriers. In a way, it’s good to see this update arrive at all, but the timing does serve as a cautionary tale about buying Nexus smartphones from carriers and not from Google.
This should also be rolling out over-the-air as we speak. After applying it, you’ll be on build JRO03U, and software version L700GJ04.