May 01 AT 9:00 AM Alex Wagner 10 Comments

Sprint’s Galaxy S III now getting its Android 4.4 KitKat update


Back in February, Sprint updated both its Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note 3 to Android 4.4.2, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. Now Sprint has revealed that it’s time for Galaxy S III owners to enjoy a KitKat treat.

Sprint today updated its Samsung Galaxy S III support page to show that the device will begin receiving an update to Android 4.4 starting on May 1. The update will bump the Galaxy S III up to software version L710VPUCND8. Unfortunately, that’s all we know about the update right now, as the only improvement included in Sprint’s changelog is “Android 4.4 KitKat update.”

Sprint announced earlier this year that it planned to update its Galaxy S III to Android 4.4, so the news of today’s update comes as no surprise. Still, it’s great to see Samsung and Sprint showing love to the two-year-old Galaxy S III by bumping it up to the newest flavor of Android.

Stay tuned and I’ll update you with the full changelog for this update once it goes live. Until then, you Sprint Galaxy S III owners can manually check for this update by going into Settings > More > System Update > Update Samsung Software > Check now.

Via: Droid-Life

Source: Sprint

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  • robaire henderso

    so a sprint phone that is basically two and a half generations older than my Verizon Galaxy Note 3 gets its KitKat update before I do. Way to go Verizon! I hope you can keep your coverage advantage, otherwise people will leave in droves over the expensive plans and iron fisted attitudes towards phones and updates.

    • 400Ninjas

      Verizon coverage blows. All my friends have sprint and att and have much better coverage than Verizon. Plus Verizon support is straight up terrible. Not to mention they are severely over priced.

  • Ronnie


    • (korea) shin Dong sun

      USA spint galaxyS3 Kitkat update congratulation

  • Raul

    And the carrier free galaxy s3 lte dont get kitkat today?

  • vic

    Say what you will about Samsung (personally I’m not the biggest fan of their products) but I am truly impressed with their continued support of older devices.

  • donger

    About time Sprint.

  • (korea) shin Dong sun

    Korea kitkaet upgrade hurry up please kitkaet

  • (korea) shin Dong sun

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  • ms.fiz