AT&T sends out Android OS enhancements to a trio of Samsung phones

AT&T sends out Android OS enhancements to a trio of Samsung phones
A trio of AT&T branded Samsung handsets are receiving Android OS enhancements today via an OTA update. There was no word on exactly what these enhancements are, but we do know that they were sent out to AT&T customers with the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung GALAXY Note II, and the Samsung Galaxy Mega.  These are three devices that have seen better days.

If you're hoping that enhancements is a code name for Lollypop, forget it. All three handsets will remain on Android 4.4.2 following the update. And since the trio are receiving the enhancements OTA, they are being sent on a staggered basis. That means that it might take a few days before it hits your handset. You can try to pull out the update manually by going to Settings > More > About Device > Software update > Check for updates.

The size of each update depends on the device. The one for the Galaxy S III weighs in at 69MB, while the GALAXY Note II update tips the scales at 93.2GB. The Galaxy Mega update comes in at 77.3MB. If you're an AT&T customer with any of these three models, and you have downloaded and installed the update, let us know what changes you find on your handset by dropping your comments in the box below.

source: AT&T (1), (2), (3) via AndroidCentral



1. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

93.2gb! o.O

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

DAAG thats a big update

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

The Galaxy S2 is also pictured instead of the Note 2.

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol I hope its a typo, people are already crying over iOS 8's size xD

6. amcasper unregistered

That's alot of enhancements!

5. Jurdiales

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Someone was in a hurry...

7. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

The S3 never even got 4.4.2. It's stuck back on 4.3.

11. crazymonkey05

Posts: 189; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

The US SIII got kitkat, international did not

12. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

That is the partiallity companies do with non-US customers. Pathetic. The fact is asian and BRIC markets are growing but servings are always to US customers and even they get the device cheapest. This kind of Tech racism should be stopped.

13. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

not just US Any S3 version with 2 Gb or 1.5 Gb of Ram Got the update

15. tokuzumi

Posts: 2005; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I think it just goes down to Snapdragon processors get better support than other processors, like the exynos. Google has their 18 month update window, but are sending the 5.0 update to the Nexus 4, which is over 2 years old. The Galaxy Nexus didn't get the 4.3 update, and was just beyond the 18 month window. The Galaxy Nexus had the ti-omap processor. The international version of the S3 had a quad core exynos, and chose to pass on up updating that variant. I know for all future phones that I purchase will have Snapdragon processors.

8. alaw.14

Posts: 431; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

PA change the gigabyte to megabyte.

9. hitechredneck

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Second paragraph "lollypop" should be "lollipop." Just saying.

10. jiggaphone

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 25, 2011

@ Fazz1977, S3 got it i have been running it for almost 4 months now.

14. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

At this pace, AT&T will be sending out Lollipop updates in 2017.

16. jjwieland

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

AT&T just release another update. I'd post the link, but I'm not allowed to. Update the Samsung Galaxy S III (i747) Update summary Effective August 18, 2015, AT&T released a software update for the Samsung Galaxy S III (SGH-i747). The update is available for customers using the current OS 4.4.2 (Kit Kat) and will be made available to customers to download via Firmware Over The Air (FOTA). Software Update Includes Device security improvements

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