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    Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 new Features list and review

    After a long wait finally Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.3 Firmware update for Galaxy S3, their Flagship smartphone. As we known Galaxy S3 was running on Android 4.1.2 and finally getting the Android 4.3 Update, this new updated brings several new features which includes Android 4.2 and Android 4.3 features along with some features we saw in Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 as well as Note 3. So this all together makes your Galaxy S3 completely a new Smartphone. You will be surely happy to use your GS3 once updated to this new and official firmware update by Samsung.

    Lets have a look what all new features does this update brings to your phone.

    GALAXY GEAR smartwatch Support:

    With the new Android 4.3 Update, you can also use the new Galaxy Gear Smartwatch as well. Galaxy S3 will be the third device to support Gear after Note 3 and Galaxy S4.

    New and enhanced Samsung Keyboard:

    The update also brings you the new Samsung Keyboard as well which we have seen in Note 3 and Galaxy S4. It makes your typing much faster with better accuracy with options like Predictive Text and Continuous Input.

    New Lockscreen with Widget Support:

    We have seen this in many high end and mid ranged devices running on Android 4.2 Jellybean operating system. You get multiple screens by sliding left or right when the device is locked. It also allows you to put any widget you want so that you can get your required information without unlocking the device also. Apart from this, after updating your Galaxy S3 to Android 4.3 JellyBean update you can also change the Clock size and set your personal messages on the Lock Screen itself. Remember, we have seen this in Galaxy S4. Also the ripple effects have been improved.

    New Screen modes including Adapt Display and Professional Photo:

    This is yet another feature which was introduced with Samsung Galaxy S4. There are five different screen modes including Dynamic, Standard, Movie, Adapt display and Professional Photo. You can choose any one of your preference.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 new Features list and review

    New Daydream and S-Voice:

    DayDream is a new feature which was added by default in the Android 4.2.2 operating system. You can set pictures, colors or clock to display on your screen when the phone is docked or plugged in for charging. APart from that, we now also get Samsung's own S-Voice which was introduced with Galaxy S4. It makes your tasks much easier.

    New Notification Centre AND Actionable notifications:

    Galaxy S3 now has all new Notification centre, just like Note 2 or galaxy S4, or even Galaxy Note 3. Many useful options are accessible easily right from the notification area which can be brought up by sliding down with two fingers.

    New Tabbed Settings UI

    We have seen this in many Samsung devices including Galaxy Grand, Galaxy S4 and Note 3. Samsung has changed the settings panel by deviding options in to Tabbed interface so that you can access the required settings much faster. Well, it is now also available in Galaxy S3.

    Galaxy S4 like Voice controls:

    As its name suggest, obviously you might have understood what this feature actually does. The Android 4.3 update also brings new Voice Controls which we have seen in Galaxy S4 also. You can now control several functions of your Galaxy S3 by simply using voice commands

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 new Features list and review

    Updated UI elements:

    The user interface has also been changed. You have now new home screens, new widgets and much more.

    New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Music, Contacts, Gallery, etc :

    The new Android 4.3 Firmware update also brings several Samsung applications to your Galaxy S3. It includes Calculator, Clock, Music, Contacts, and more. Also you get the brand new Gallery application like the Note 2, galaxy S4 or Note 3 as shown in the updated ui screenshot.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 new Features list and review

    Another new features that are included in this update are Improved performance, faster speed because of TRIM Support, ANT+ Support, updated GPU drivers for higher GPU benchmark scores and ofcourse for better gaming performance. Galaxy S3 now has built-in option to move installed applications to SD Card. As per camera, Samsung has included the "Sound and Shot" feature as well. With this updated firmware you can now also run Samsung Apps in Full screen. There are few more improvements done with Android 4.3 update. If you dont wait until the update reaches to your region, you can simply download the Official Firmware which is now available in Ireland from below URL and flash it on your Galaxy S3 manually. Remember, do it on your OWN RISK.

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