Despite Google releasing Android 4.4 KitKat aboard the Google Nexus 5 earlier this month, many handsets are still yet to receive the now older update of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
However, Samsung today announced that this older software would be available to owners of the dainty Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, with the launch set to begin in Canada, via the Rogers, Telus and Bell networks.
The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update is a considerable 790 MB in size and includes Samsung’s KNOX services, a security update that allows users to utilise a set of ‘secured’ applications, shielded from harmful malware and viruses.
Further benefits of the 4.3 Jelly Bean update sees the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini made compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch. Bluetooth 4.0 LE smart technology compatibility and OpenGL: ES 3.0 graphics support, are also added enabling a better gaming experience.
With Samsung Galaxy S4 customers reporting cases of substantial battery loss and trouble connecting to Wi-Fi networks since their flagship phones were handed the Android 4.3 update, the Korean manufacturer will be hoping that the 4.3 Jelly Bean update will have a smoother roll out to owners of the Galaxy S4 Mini.
The Android update for the Galaxy S4 Mini is build version 1257MVLUAMK5 and requires a stable Wi-Fi connection and at least 75 per cent charge to install.
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