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Topic # 132370 19-Oct-2013 19:58
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When will the 2degrees Galaxy S4 get the Android 4.3 Update?
As we know the update has been officially released by Samsung for the international unlocked GS4 (CNET Article Here) so I assume it's simply a matter of 2degrees making the update available to it's users.
How long will that take?  How long does 2degrees usually take to push out OTA updates?
I should also point out that I checked and there are no updates available for me.  I'm currently running Android 4.2.2

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  Reply # 917519 19-Oct-2013 20:16
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Nope the update process works nothing like you think then, Carriers do not push out the updates Samsung Korea does



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  Reply # 917521 19-Oct-2013 20:18
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Cheers. So updates for NZ Samsung phones come straight from Samsung (they're the international unlocked version?).
Am I getting confused with the way updates are handled with US carriers because the US carriers release them at there own pace (not when Samsung does).

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 917522 19-Oct-2013 20:21
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Incorrect Samsung pushes out the update once approved by the carriers for New Zealand same for US same for Russia ETC.......



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  Reply # 917524 19-Oct-2013 20:23
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Right. Thanks for the clarification.
The question then is when is this likely to happen for the 2degrees GS4.

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  Reply # 917527 19-Oct-2013 20:29
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After 2Degrees / Vodafone / Telecom get the 4.3 update for testing, Once tested and approved by the carriers then it can take weeks sometimes months for the update to be pushed out,

The carrier has very little to do with the update process, I know Vodafone NZ tests for approx 1 week

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  Reply # 917528 19-Oct-2013 20:31
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I would be amazed if you saw it this side of 2013



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  Reply # 917529 19-Oct-2013 20:31
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Ok thanks. Hopefully it won't be too long.
There's not anything major new in 4.3 so I'm not missing out on anything while I wait. Only thing I'm after is Samsung equivalent of photosphere's - Surround Shot - which is in 4.3.

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  Reply # 917531 19-Oct-2013 20:38
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Samsung will be working flat out to get 4.3 out, I hope we do see it this side of Christmas

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