3 May 2014

In February, Samsung USA stated that the Galaxy S3 would receive the KitKat update soon. Well good news the company is now rolling the update.

Sprint has released the Chocolate Wafer flavored  android OS build number: L710VPUCND8 for the Galaxy S3. The firmware is available via OTA (Over the Air) as well as PC suite.

The Galaxy S3 users can check for the update by going to Settings -> More -> About Phone -> check for update.

Other network providers are also said to follow the suit in USA. But there is no information about Samsung making the update available for the international variant. It won't be a good move by Samsung if they don't release it for the international variant as it would hurt a lot of fans.

So far Samsung has released the KitKat update only to the 2013 flagship devices - Note 3, S4, S4Active(USA), Note 2 (France & India) and Note 10.1(2014 edition) in almost all markets. The company is also set to roll out new firmware to S4 Mini. S4 Zoom, Note 2, S3 Mini, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Light and tablets such as Note 8.0,10.1 and Tab 3.

Features of 4.4.2 KitKat:
1) Location Menu.
2) Enhanced Google Mobile Service (GMS) App.
3) Improved Caller ID
4) Priority Contacts
5) Immersive Display.
6) Enhanced Messaging Group
7) Emoji Characters.
8) Wireless Printing
9) Improved Multi Tasking
10)Improved performance.

Source: ibtimes


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