12-23-2013 09:22 PM
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  1. AxlMyk's Avatar
    Sounds like a bunch of impatient 20 something year olds in this thread.
    The update will get to us when it gets to us.
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    12-06-2013 03:14 PM
  2. lkovach's Avatar
    So apparently the HTC Droid DNA is now getting 4.3 on Verizon and the S3 is still without it

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    12-06-2013 03:58 PM
  3. gwhizkids's Avatar
    So apparently the HTC Droid DNA is now getting 4.3 on Verizon and the S3 is still without it

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    DNA is only getting 4.2.2, but they are getting something!


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    12-06-2013 04:12 PM
  4. Redx's Avatar
    Geez you people don't stop. Sounds like a bunch of 5 yr olds. "But but but they have it...... so I want it" wahhhhhhh! Who cares if others have released theirs or other phones are getting updates. Ours will come when it's ready. You people already know vzw is slow at releasing so why are you still complaining.
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    12-06-2013 04:52 PM
  5. lkovach's Avatar
    Geez you people don't stop. Sounds like a bunch of 5 yr olds. "But but but they have it...... so I want it" wahhhhhhh! Who cares if others have released theirs or other phones are getting updates. Ours will come when it's ready. You people already know vzw is slow at releasing so why are you still complaining.
    The point is like everyone is saying...the S3 never received anything between 4.1.2 and 4.3. So yeah, we are going to complain. Deal with it or don't read the comments anymore, simple as that.

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    12-06-2013 05:05 PM
  6. clembrowning's Avatar
    here's what I say, a lot of people don't get this phone free, they actually paid the full retail price. When you pay 500 to 700 dollars for something I think people expect to be taken care of with the updates. Most of this same hype came from the 4.1.2 update as well. So what has made this FW so crappy now. Who knows, but I myself have not had any issues with it, other than I hate bloated ware and the **** runs constantly. So I hope when this new update comes out people are happy but I doubt it cause Kit Kat is on its way as well, so this thread will quickly turn into Where is the Verizon Kit Kat update. Its kind like JJWetworth. Its my update and I need it now

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    12-06-2013 05:30 PM
  7. Davidoo's Avatar
    I see both sides of the argument here, but I also see no reason why Verizon is so notoriously slow with updates. The argument was supposed to be they are slow because they check them out more and test more. That can't be true because we all know how many problems their update during the summer had. I just think they are slow because they are the biggest player and can do whatever they want, plus they are probably adding more crappy bloat like they did last time with the caller name id BS.
    12-06-2013 06:12 PM
  8. Jarrod411's Avatar
    I think the problem most people have is that their complete lack of communication sucks. They could avoid all this by simply being proactive I letting us know what's going on. As AT&T says "It's not complicated"

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    12-06-2013 06:16 PM
  9. clembrowning's Avatar
    In my opinion all the phone should come like the nexus, completely stock Android, and just let the people choose what launchers and such that they want to use, I'm a big fan of TW just because I like some of the wigets that it offers. I love my S3 and will probably have it for awhile. Even after the updates stop, most firmwares for awhile will work and then it'll be off to rooting and roming to get Lemon Drop or whatever there going to call it. But if we could all go complete stock android they could almost update all the phones at once and updates would be much quicker for all carriers.

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    12-06-2013 06:36 PM
  10. androidatic's Avatar
    In my opinion all the phone should come like the nexus, completely stock Android, and just let the people choose what launchers and such that they want to use, I'm a big fan of TW just because I like some of the wigets that it offers. I love my S3 and will probably have it for awhile. Even after the updates stop, most firmwares for awhile will work and then it'll be off to rooting and roming to get Lemon Drop or whatever there going to call it. But if we could all go complete stock android they could almost update all the phones at once and updates would be much quicker for all carriers.

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    Unfortunately, it's the skins that people buy when they choose the S4 or One or G2. They're buying all of the little extras that the manufacturer puts in like S-share, the fancy camera options, etc. This is what differentiates Samsung from HTC from LG, etc.

    Moto has taken a route with the X that no one has really taken yet. Essentially, a stock phone with some really unique features. Maybe this will start a trend. It's unlikely though as I'm sure Samsung and the rest will continue to believe that their features will push sales.



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    12-06-2013 06:50 PM
  11. clembrowning's Avatar
    I agree with you on that, like I said that's why I like TW, and I like some things about sense as well, but as far as this updates goes, we will see when we see it, I agree if its being tested to make it bud free that's awesome. We will see it before Christmas though, gotta sell them watches lol

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    12-06-2013 08:25 PM
  12. wabyrd's Avatar
    People just need to realize that there are more important things in life than when we get an update to our phones. Sometimes, those people sound worse than children about this.
    I couldn't agree more...
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    12-06-2013 08:47 PM
  13. androidatic's Avatar
    I agree with you on that, like I said that's why I like TW, and I like some things about sense as well, but as far as this updates goes, we will see when we see it, I agree if its being tested to make it bud free that's awesome. We will see it before Christmas though, gotta sell them watches lol

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    I believe it's the skins that makes the testing process so long. It's a double edged sword.

    As for me, I just ordered my Moto X. I've always preferred Moto phones to all of the others but I couldn't pass up on the S3. Looks like Moto has finally caught up with the X.


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    12-06-2013 08:53 PM
  14. jpriest007's Avatar
    Someone on Google+ claims a higher level vzw rep told them testing is done and the 4.3 update should start rolling out Tuesday.

    Posted from my Galaxy Note 2 via Android Central App
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    12-06-2013 10:38 PM
  15. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    I believe it's the skins that makes the testing process so long. It's a double edged sword.

    As for me, I just ordered my Moto X. I've always preferred Moto phones to all of the others but I couldn't pass up on the S3. Looks like Moto has finally caught up with the X.


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    No. Lol. Its Verizon's preloaded apps. Friend just got an S4 today and there are like 20 proloaded apps in the 4.3 update. I hope 4.3 for this phone doesn't come with all that crap. Amazon app store, mp3, kindle, audible, tripadvisor or whatever, etc. Its ridiculous. Most I've ever seen on a phone, by quite a margin.

    TW is the same on all and it didn't stop the other carriers. AT&T pushed out the Skyrocket 4.1.2 update fast and that was a massive update co pared to 4.3 for this phone, because they didnt fiddle as much Samsung's build as Verizon does.

    That is not where the bottleneck lies.
    Verizon also bakes their cloud services into the phone at the system level (TW modifications required). They really do more to modify the phone than any other carrier. That is why their testing takes so long. To make sure their value add apps/services work... And there are a ton of them...

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    12-06-2013 11:29 PM
  16. clembrowning's Avatar
    I was reading over on xda around page 72 or so a screenshout was posted of an updated s3 showing I535VRUCMJ3 anyone else seen this. The issue over there is if the screenshot is real or fake. And could this be part of the soak test

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    12-07-2013 12:19 AM
  17. clembrowning's Avatar
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...432488&page=73

    This is the forum showing the screenshot

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    12-07-2013 12:27 AM
  18. ngc457's Avatar
    What's the big deal with 4.3? I have a Nexus 7 and have used 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 quite a bit. Each of those updates have been miner and bring little for day to day use. Sure you will get lock screen widgets but after a day the trill is gone. I have desk clock widget installed on my Nexus. It was a novelty at first. Now I just unlock the damn thing and don't pay any attention to widgets. There will be some minor performance enhancements and other under the hood things. For the most part you won't notice the difference. The settings menu will be categorized making it slower and harder to find stuff. At least to me that's not good.

    I could understand the impatience if we were going from 4.0 to 4.1 as Google Now is amazing and is literately a life enhancing feature. However 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 are minor updates. I guess I am less excited because I have seen 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 and I don't see how they will change or enhance my use of the S3. I got my Nexus so I can have the latest version of Android and see the direction Google is going. I got the S3 because the hardware is awesome, exchangeable battery, and a great camera. The S3 still has all of that. I knew it would be slow to update and I am fine with that otherwise I would not have bought it.
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    12-07-2013 07:44 AM
  19. AxlMyk's Avatar
    Someone on Google+ claims a higher level vzw rep told them testing is done and the 4.3 update should start rolling out Tuesday.
    Oh, cut the rumor-mongering.
    Someone? Claims? Should? LOL
    12-07-2013 07:45 AM
  20. AxlMyk's Avatar
    I was reading over on xda around page 72 or so a screenshout was posted of an updated s3 showing I535VRUCMJ3 anyone else seen this. The issue over there is if the screenshot is real or fake. And could this be part of the soak test
    ANYTHING is possible there. For cripes sake they write the ROMs. They can post whatever they want.
    12-07-2013 07:47 AM
  21. androidatic's Avatar
    I couldn't agree more...
    Sometimes there are more important things in life than posting on an internet forum.

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    12-07-2013 08:43 AM
  22. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    What's the big deal with 4.3? I have a Nexus 7 and have used 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 quite a bit. Each of those updates have been miner and bring little for day to day use. Sure you will get lock screen widgets but after a day the trill is gone. I have desk clock widget installed on my Nexus. It was a novelty at first. Now I just unlock the damn thing and don't pay any attention to widgets. There will be some minor performance enhancements and other under the hood things. For the most part you won't notice the difference. The settings menu will be categorized making it slower and harder to find stuff. At least to me that's not good.

    I could understand the impatience if we were going from 4.0 to 4.1 as Google Now is amazing and is literately a life enhancing feature. However 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 are minor updates. I guess I am less excited because I have seen 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 and I don't see how they will change or enhance my use of the S3. I got my Nexus so I can have the latest version of Android and see the direction Google is going. I got the S3 because the hardware is awesome, exchangeable battery, and a great camera. The S3 still has all of that. I knew it would be slow to update and I am fine with that otherwise I would not have bought it.
    Features in some apps require 4.3 (ie auto awesome video). Knox. Trim support. Display enhancements. General performance enhancements. Etc. Some UI enhancements are good. Improved keyboard. Browser enhancements. Group Play broken without it for the most part.

    Don't care about lock screen widgets and no one I know uses them.

    And maybe they'll fix the radio cause sometimes it fails to connect to LTE and you have to reboot the phone to do so.

    Also S Beam toggles itself off every reboot so that's a double whammy.

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    12-07-2013 08:51 AM
  23. wabyrd's Avatar
    Sometimes there are more important things in life than posting on an internet forum.

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    Especially when it is one full of children...
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    12-07-2013 08:51 AM
  24. gwhizkids's Avatar
    Especially when it is one full of children...
    Did your mother ever tell you that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything? No one forces you to come here. Perhaps this is our way of letting off a little steam about something we all know is ultimately inconsequential, but nonetheless stands as a proxy for the faceless unaccountability of modern large institutions. Or maybe people just want to rant because they want to rant. Either way, you can terminate your involvement simply by not clicking the link to this thread.
    m.c.rime and androidatic like this.
    12-07-2013 08:59 AM
  25. wabyrd's Avatar
    Did your mother ever tell you that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything? No one forces you to come here. Perhaps this is our way of letting off a little steam about something we all know is ultimately inconsequential, but nonetheless stands as a proxy for the faceless unaccountability of modern large institutions. Or maybe people just want to rant because they want to rant. Either way, you can terminate your involvement simply by not clicking the link to this thread.
    Nope. She never did.

    I came here to see if there was any info about the update. That's it. Clearly there is nothing in this thread with information about the update.

    And I'm not certain that everyone here knows that it is "ultimately inconsequential". I'm a big fan of Android, but sometimes there are some people who allow these updates to take over lives. Just an observation.
    cindylike24 likes this.
    12-07-2013 09:04 AM
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