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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Galaxy S III Sprint
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(9.20h talk time)



1. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 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.

2. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014


4. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

5. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 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

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

12. hritikbhimani

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 08, 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)

3. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 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!

6. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

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

7. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

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

8. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

blame verizon

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

My Note 3 got KK about a month ago.

13. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

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

11. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

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

14. crazymonkey05

Posts: 188; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

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

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