Samsung pushes out the first Galaxy S III OTA update to "improve stability"

Samsung pushes out the first Galaxy S III OTA update to
Samsung has already began to push out the first OTA update for the Galaxy S III, shortly after launch, and it has a pretty short changelog, only indicating "improved stability". Just hit the Software Update button in Settings and the phone will download and install it for a few minutes.

The update size depends on your initial configuration, ours was about 9MB, but there are reports for 31MB+, and whatever it improves is really not noticeable. We played around with the phone in the office before and after, and the Galaxy S III was smooth as ever.

Still, the first update is coming very short after launch to iron out any teething problems that might have risen with daily usage, showing dedication on Samsung's part to keep things in prompt order with its flagship Android handset. After the update, our software version changed from I9300XXLEF to XXLF2, and that's about all the change we noticed.

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Will be happy if they update OS too whenever a new version arrives.

3. ph00ny

Posts: 2074; Member since: May 26, 2011

Did they not update the s2 and note to ics?

4. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Non for all US variants of SGS2 :-(

5. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Don't worry. All variants will get the latest firmware at the time they release.

8. sqboy

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

So the Samsung Galaxy S3 cant update OS via ota??? No jellybean!!! :-( THAT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!

2. s.mrabet

Posts: 147; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Just checked, no update available.

6. Kengkoy

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Me too, just checked, no update available. My sgs3 version is. I9300XXLE8..

7. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

still no ota update but does show on kies but that way you have to download the whole 750mb file which i dont want to really

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