Earlier in the month, Samsung had temporarily suspended the v4.3 Jelly update to its marquee phones Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3 owing to bugs, but now the company has reportedly resumed the operation with a software patch.
The glitch in the v4.3 Jelly Bean Os update to Galaxy devices had caused issues like fast battery draining, sudden freezing of phone while playing music via Samsung Music app as well as during multi-tasking, slow response while on standby mode, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity problems.
Samsung dedicated community website, SamMobile has now confirmed that the owners of Galaxy S4 (International variant) in European regions (UK, Germany & France) have begun receiving the new stability update with build number I9505XXUEMKE. The software patch is currently available for download manually through PC suite Samsung Kies, but one can also expect the firmware to rollout via OTA (over-The-Air) soon.
To check the update available on the phone, go to
Settings > More > About Device > Software update > Update.
American network carrier, AT&T too has resumed the new OS update to its Galaxy S4 models in US. Since the process is being carried out in phases, Galaxy S4 owners in India can expect the bug-fix soon.
As of now, the software patch has been released to the 2013 model Galaxy S4, but there are no reports of when Samsung would resume the OS update to Galaxy S3.
The new update will enable the Galaxy devices to be compatible with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch and bring in Samsung Knox security app, Samsung Wallet, TRIM Support for efficiency, enhanced performance and RAM management, new Samsung Keyboard, new lock-screen, new screen mode, improved Settings options, improved S-Voice and other applications.