Samsung Galaxy S3 owners were recently greeted with the much awaited Android 4.3 update. While this firmware update also brought a ray of hope for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 users for getting their fare share of Android 4.3 goodness, the update ended up doing more wrong than good.
The update in question was rolled out to a few UK-based carrier models and the international variant of the Samsung Galaxy S3. Apart from bringing in the Android 4.3 goodness, the update also brought a lot of issues for the Galaxy S3 owners.
No official list has been released detailing the problems associated with this update, but based on the reports which we got from our readers, the Android 4.3 update for Samsung Galaxy S3 is nowhere near usable. For starters, the build is highly unstable and the apps crash every now and then, WiFi never remains connected to one network for more than 5 minutes and, there is a substantial decrease in the overall performance and the battery life. To make the matters even worse, some users have also reported their devices getting completely locked up on the lock screen, after which the device can only be unlocked after pulling out and then reinserting the battery.
Samsung is yet to say any official word regarding the issues which this recent Android 4.3 update caused for the Samsung Galaxy S3 users. However, as of writing this, the update has been pulled back and is no more available for download. The only logical explanation to this could be that Samsung knows about these problems and is working on a fix.
Samsung has had a reputation of delivering quick and stable updates in the past, however, with Android 4.4 KitKat already out and the Galaxy S3 and Note 2 users still stuck with an outdated version of Android, this reputation is bound to suffer at least some damage.