So we knew back in October, with that leaked document, that Samsung was going to attempt to push out Android 4.3 for all the Galaxy S4’s, Galaxy Note 2’s, and Galaxy S3’s by Christmas. So far it appears they’ve done a pretty good job. Even if they did have to pull a couple updates, they did come back within a few days for download and installation.
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On Friday, Samsung started pushing out Android 4.3 to their Metro PCS variant of the Galaxy S4. This update includes Galaxy Gear Support as well as KNOX. According to the support document over on Metro PCS website, it doesn’t appear to be anything else in this update aside from Android 4.3, KNOX, and Galaxy Gear compatibility. But I’m pretty sure there’s some bug fixes and performance stability improvements included in this release. Which is normal for updates these days.
The update should be rolling out over the next week or so. As usual it is a staged rollout, so if you don’t get the update today, don’t be alarmed. As staged rollouts are to keep Samsung’s servers from crashing. Although I don’t think there are too many people that bought the Galaxy S4 on Metro PCS since you had to pay the full retail price for it since it’s a no-contract carrier. Of course, I could be wrong.
For those of you on Metro PCS, you can grab the update by heading into Settings, tapping on About Phone, then System Updates and Check for updates. The update should be pretty large. If I had to guess, it’d be around 300-500MB in size. For those interested, the build is M919NUVUEMK5, and was actually released on December 18th, but it’s actually rolling out beginning today. If you get the update, be sure to let us know in the comments below how the update is working out for you.