Samsung Galaxy S3 owners have been rejoicing to get the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean love on their year-old devices, but the joy has turned sour for many, who are experiencing problems after the update has been installed. S3 owners in the UK and South Korea are reporting problems with battery performance, apps crashing, spotty performance and problems with Wi-Fi connectivity, according to Sam Mobile. Samsung has responded by pulling the pin on the rollout until the problems are fixed.
The problems don't end there though, some users are getting complete lock ups of their device, meaning they need to pull the battery out and reboot to fix it – this is not the kind of thing you'd expect from a major manufacturer that's had almost four months to get the update right. The occasional app crash and poor battery are issues many smartphone owners are already kind of used to, but complete freezes is not acceptable, especially following an update that's supposed to make major stability and performance improvements.
If you own an S3 and have seen the update notification, you might just want to hold off on hitting install for a while longer. Keep an eye on AndroidPIT for news concerning fixes to the Android 4.3 update and enjoy the fact that at the very least your current version is working. Samsung has acknowledged the problems on their UK Facebook page, stating that the engineering department is aware of them. Let's just hope they're working on them too. The next question is: what does this mean for the Galaxy Note 2, which is also about to get the update, and other Samsung devices that are next in line?
Do you have the Android 4.3 update on your S3 yet? Have you been experiencing any problems post-update?