Updated 10:20 PM EDT, Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Samsung Galaxy S4 Update Release Date: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Rollout Complete for Major U.S. Carriers as T-Mobile Joins in

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After a long and rugged development stage, it looks like Samsung Galaxy S4s on all major carriers in the United States have finally received Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

T-Mobile became the latest member of the club and began pushing out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for its handsets Tuesday, Nov. 26. The upgrade, which is available over the air and through Samsung's KIES software, is relatively the same as the ones released on other carriers in the United States. T-Mobile did state that they would continue the over-the-air rollout into February (this means some folks will have to wait unless they are willing to manually install the firmware) and that the download comes with Samsung's KNOX security suite.

The upgrade is the first major new Android version for the Galaxy S4, and weighs accordingly. You'll want to have your device charged and tethered to a Wi-Fi connection.

Other major U.S. carriers Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and U.S. Cellular have all already pushed out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for their respective Galaxy S4s. Some rollouts did run into technical issues, but none caused more than a few days of delay.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean isn't exactly a game-changer for the Galaxy S4, which runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box. Other than performance and security enhancements, there isn't much that will catch the eye. Some new TouchWiz options from the Galaxy Note 3 have been imported, but that's about it. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean does bring Bluetooth 4.0 LE support, however. Bluetooth 4.0 LE is required for full connectivity with Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is rumored to receive Android 4.4 KitKat during January 2014.

Check back with The Latino Post for more information on Samsung Galaxy S4 updates as it becomes available.

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