Monday, November 4, 2013

Android 4.3 Comes To The Samsung Galaxy S4

Over the weekend, the Verizon Gods smiled upon my device and sent out the Android 4.3 update to my Samsung Galaxy S4. It comes with a number of improvements including:

  • Autocomplete for the dial pad
  • Restricted profiles
  • A tab for disabled apps
  • TRIM support
  • New Samsung Keyboard
  • Move-To-SD card feature
  • Bluetooth 4.0 (aka "Bluetooth Low Energy" for use with devices such as smart watches) 
Of course, since Verizon is involved, some crap has to come along with the update. They've bundled a new version of the NFL online app which means that it re-activated itself after I had it disabled for so long. Also, there's the Samsung Knox app which is supposedly useful for people who use their phones for both business and personal data.


  1. Yes, but will you get Kit Kat? I can't get a clear answer as to whether the Verizon version of this phone will get it officially or not. If it's a developer phone it will. Also, can you root/unlock the bootloader on your phone? Those will be the 1st 2 things I do once I get my Nexus 5 this week.

  2. Tutorial in case you are interested in rooting