As promised, Samsung has rolled out its first KitKat update for the Galaxy S3 despite being overshadowed by its successors. Taking Sprint users as its first beneficiaries, the mobile carrier has confirmed the said update and it’s currently sending out notifications to users to update their devices.
Though without any unit or device at hand, we strongly believe that the KitKat update will bring out the same added features from Android 4.4.2 such as WiFi printing support, new notification icons, full screen album art on lock screen, camera/customizable shortcut button on the lock screen and much more under the hood improvements, the same battery and performances updates from other KitKat updated Samsung Galaxy devices and other device specific improvements.
On Sprint’s website, the Galaxy S3 update comes as Build L710VPUCND8 which started to rollout on the 1st of May. As for the international users and users from other carriers with the same device, We expect the update to arrive right after the initial rollout on Sprint. This has given Samsung the users confidence that devices from the manufacturer will still be updated to news versions of its OS despite it’s age in the market.
To Manually check for any available updates, head over to Settings >More > System update > Update Samsung software> Check new.