The Samsung Galaxy S3, which was launched in May last year has started receiving the official Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean" update.
A leaked build of Android 4.3 for the Galaxy S3 landed on the internet just a couple of days back and now SamMobile has reported that users have started receiving the update officially through KIES.
The update is aimed at bringing the S3 look and feel closer to the current Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S4. With the new update, Samsung has introduced support for Galaxy Gear which was released last month. It also includes a new Samsung keyboard, TRIM Support, ANT+ support, move-to-SD card feature for applications, Daydream, new screen modes from Galaxy S4, actionable notifications, new camera mode, updated GPU drivers, Galaxy S4 UI, modifications to the Notification centre, a new Settings UI, revamped Samsung apps such as Calculator, Clock, Contacts and Gallery.
It also comes with improvements to the S-Voice feature which is Samsung's take on Apple's Siri. Some apps have been provided with full screen support.
As the rollout is taking place in phases, it may need time to show up in KIES for some users. SamMobile has reported that Ireland is currently receiving the update. The site has tabulated details about the world-wide rollout and will be updating the list as more countries get the update.