Nov 22 AT 12:19 PM Alex Wagner 13 Comments

Sprint, US Cellular Galaxy S III variants receiving Android 4.3 updates

Samsung Galaxy S III

This weekend just got a lot better for anyone rocking a Samsung Galaxy S III on Sprint or US Cellular. Both carriers have revealed that they’re now rolling out an Android 4.3 update to their flavor of Samsung’s 2012 flagship, bringing it up to the newest version of Jelly Bean. Sprint’s Galaxy S III is getting bumped up to software version L710VPBMK3 and gaining goodies like Galaxy Gear and Samsung Knox support, the Galaxy S 4 version of multi-window, Group Play 2.5 and more.

US Cellular customers can expect to see their Galaxy S III updated to software version JR003L.R530UVXUBMJA with their new update. Included with the new bundle of software is the aforementioned upgrade to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean along with some bug fixes and likely the same Premium Suite goodies that other Galaxy S III variants have gotten.

Ready to update? Mosey on in to Settings > About device > Software update on your Galaxy S III and see if you’ve got some Android-flavored Jelly Beans waiting for you. US Cellular notes that its customers can also perform a tethered upgrade by plugging their handset into a PC and using Samsung’s Simple Upgrade Tool. Instructions on how to go about doing that can be found right here.

How many of you are rocking a Galaxy S III as your daily driver? If you are, has your device been updated to Android 4.3 yet?

Via Android Police (1), (2)
Source: Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Samsung (1), (2)

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