May 28 AT 7:25 PM Dima Aryeh 6 Comments

US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S III now receiving KitKat despite being 2 years old

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Samsung isn’t giving up on old devices, even beyond a reasonable 2 year period. The Samsung Galaxy S III is now two years old, with two models succeeding the aging device, yet the company has decided to update most models to the current version of Android. Today, the US Cellular model begins getting its official KitKat update.

Samsung Galaxy S III KitKat US Cellular

The update does quite a bit for this device. KitKat has the new white status bar, providing a cleaner look, as well as a performance boost due to better optimization. This update also offers the “Ok Google” hotword on the homescreen, a new camera, and more. It’s definitely a solid update for the device, and the performance boost will definitely be appreciated by those who still use it.

It’s pretty amazing to see Samsung putting focus on older devices like this, since it’s been more than 2 years since its launch. However, it’s good support and customers of the device who care about updates should be pleased. Unfortunately, as many of you know, Samsung has said that the international Galaxy S III won’t be receiving this update. How many of you still use a Galaxy S III? Leave a comment!

Via: Android Police

Source: US Cellular

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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