Drew Blackard, director of product planning for Samsung's mobile business in the U.S., told CNET that many software features will make their way to other Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S3 and Note 2.
"Our hope is to bring anything that's not dependent on hardware to other devices," he said.
Blackard didn't have any details about timing for that but suggested it will be sooner rather than later. For prior releases, the update has hit older phones in about a couple months, he said. And updating the Samsung features isn't dependent on an Android update by Google.
However, if users can get many of those features on the Galaxy S3, it may make them more hesitant to fork over the extra cash for the S4.