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Re: Upgrading to 4.3
The update process is a multi-step process. Google writes a new version of Android. The phone manufacturer takes that update and adds its own stuff to it. Then they make a separate update package for every phone they're going to issue the update for. (This means that, for instance, there's a 4.3 update for the S4 for AT&T and a different package for the 4.3 update for T-Mobile.) Then the manufacturer send the update packages to the carriers. Each carrier pushes out the update according to its own schedule. (There are intermediate steps, like Samsung writing an AT&T update, AT&T getting it, complaining about something, Samsung rewriting that thing, sending it back to AT&T, etc.)
So from the time the update is announced to when your carrier pushes it to your phone could take a couple of weeks, or it could take a year or two. Guessing what the weather will be in Toronto on September 15, 2135 is a lot easier than guessing when you'll be getting an update.