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Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S III gets KitKat update

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S III gets KitKat update
The Samsung Galaxy S III has proven to be an extremely popular handset, one that still finds buyers even when it is two generations old. On Friday, Sprint customers toting the former flagship model received an update to Android 4.4. While the update certainly includes bug fixes and improvements to performance and stability, those with the device might even find some of the newer Samsung features found on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S5. Heck, you might even come across some new Sprint-related apps as well.

The new software version is L710VPUCND8 and Sprint says that it will be sent out in stages. That means that if you haven't received the update by this morning, don't fret. It will come. Also, to save your precious data allowance, you should be on a Wi-Fi connection when you download and install the update. And, you should have your battery charged to at least 50%.

If you're a Sprint customer with the Samsung Galaxy S III, be on the look out for this OTA update. Or, you can try to coax it out of your device by going to Settings > System Update > Update Samsung Software and Check for Software Updates.

source: Sprint

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posted on 03 May 2014, 11:19 10

1. AJagtiani (Posts: 463; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


This is why Samsung is better than any other Android OEM. DO HTC's, Sony's or LG'S 2012 flagships even have Android 4.3, let alone KitKat They don't bother about their older phones. That's why they struggle in the Android market.

posted on 03 May 2014, 11:20 1

2. AJagtiani (Posts: 463; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


KitKat?*

posted on 03 May 2014, 11:33 4

4. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 860; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


The HTC Droid DNA already got KitKat and it is a 2012 device, with that being said the One X was dropped due to Nvidia failing to provide drivers, Samsung is giving great support to their users, let's hope this update is bug free unlike the 4.3 one tho.

posted on 03 May 2014, 11:35 4

5. refillable (Posts: 641; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Nexus 4 does have Kitkat, but you may not count it though. It's a Nexus afterall. Also Droid DNA and HTC Butterfly do have 4.4.2.

Samsung and HTC: Few Updates
Other OEM: No updates

Cheers

posted on 03 May 2014, 14:26

10. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3274; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


KitKat kinda sucks on the Nexus 4 too. Personally, I don't think "having KitKat" isn't all that important for older devices.

posted on 03 May 2014, 22:40

12. hritikbhimani (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Apparantly in case of sony..their flagships of 2012 i.e. xperia t and v were updated to android v4.3 a month back and they are still in process for kitkat

So i dnt see hw does dat make samsung any better den them....n ya nt to forget..sammy isnt updating the international gs3 wid 1gb ram citing it doesnt hav enough resources to run samsung touch wiz smoothly.....(as far as i knw kitkat can run well even for 512mb devices)

posted on 03 May 2014, 11:31 11

3. alumoyo (Posts: 209; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


Ashamed to admit I'm a bit of a Samsung hater - but when it comes to updates, they are WAY better than ANYBODY ELSE in the android game. Keep up the good work!

posted on 03 May 2014, 11:56 2

6. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


samsung knows how to keep their top tier customers happy . and that is proven by the sales number

posted on 03 May 2014, 12:26 1

7. somad (Posts: 71; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


OMG it's already May and no kitkat yet for galaxy note 3 verizon. .. really is this fair??

posted on 03 May 2014, 12:54 4

8. Jason2k13 (Posts: 648; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


blame verizon

posted on 03 May 2014, 13:22

9. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


My Note 3 got KK about a month ago.

posted on 03 May 2014, 22:52

13. GreekGeek (Posts: 842; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


yet I already got my KitKat Note 2 DN3 RoM two weeks ago working ''flawlessly'' lol

posted on 03 May 2014, 14:51

11. DnB925Art (Posts: 290; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Next up will be the Sprint Note 2. If the Sprint S3 just got it, my Sprint Note 2 should be forthcoming.

posted on 03 May 2014, 23:45

14. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Dang can't wait for the att version to get here

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