Amid the song and dance that ushered in Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy Note 3 and the brand new Galaxy Gear smartwatch on Wednesday, some more good news popped up. Samsung confirmed during its Unpacked event that the Galaxy S4 will be updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean sometime in October (just in time for Android 4.4 KitKat’s arrival, perhaps). What’s more, last year’s flagship model, the Galaxy S III, will be updated to Android 4.3 next month as well, so users with older devices won’t be left hanging. Different carriers will undoubtedly release the update at different times, of course, so don’t be surprised if October comes and goes and your S III or S4 is still waiting to be updated.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.