Android 4.3 updates for AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 & S4 called back
Followed by several complaints, AT&T and Samsung halted the roll-out for Android updates on Galaxy S4 4.3 Jelly Bean update.
AT&T models of the Galaxy S4 began receiving the Jelly Bean 4.3 updates last Thursday; however, on Monday, the Android Police has confirmed that the new update was no longer being rolled out.
Both Samsung and AT&T affirmed that both the companies would be working out the bugs and contain the issues efficiently.
Though the companies referred to them as “Minor glitches,” they did not clearly specify what the bugs are. However, users have reported several problems that include Wi-Fi issues, data connections, slow wake-up time, screen freezes, battery drains, Bluetooth audio glitches and many more.
Initially these issues were said to have been reported only on the AT&T networks, but reports confirmed other networks like Verizon and Sprint, who have completed the updates around Oct. 29 and 30 have also seen a surge in users complaining of similar issues.
Rumors have it that T-Mobile was scheduled for an update too, but considering the current sequence of events, it’s highly improbable.
This is not the first time that Samsung has called back on 4.3Jelly Bean Updates. Recently it had withdrawn the update for international versions of the Galaxy S3 due to similar issues. These updates brought about issues like wake-up lags, random freezing of device, extensive battery drains, audio playback snags, poor RAM management and several others.
Samsung had responded saying “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.”
The main driver to these updates was to improve the compatibility of the Samsung Gear smartwatch which is currently compatible only with the Galaxy note 3. Considering the current state of affairs it would be a while before Samsung nails it.