Sprint rolling out KitKat update for Galaxy S3

by: Andrew GrushMay 1, 2014

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 is certainly no longer what we’d call a bleeding-edge device, but even after nearly two years, its still a reasonably solid handset and is more than capable of providing a decent Android experience. Today the handset is getting even better for those on Sprint’s network, as Android 4.4 KitKat is making its way over to the Galaxy S3.

So what’s new here? While we don’t have a full change-log just yet, from the sounds of it the only truly noticeable change is KitKat and all the new goodies that come with it. Just like the GS4 and Note 3 KitKat updates, you can also expect some minor Samsung and carrier-specific changes such as bug fixes and performance improvements.

Overall, don’t expect tons of new features here, but this is still very much a welcome update, especially considering the fact that the Galaxy S3 has been on the market for a while now. If you have yet to receive a notification prompting you to download the update, you can check manually for the update by going to Settings>About phone>Software update.

If you have received the updated, did you notice any major changes outside of Kitkat that are worth mentioning? If so, tell us about it in the comments below.

  • Randy_Thompson

    There’s an update for the Verizon GS3 as well. Installing now. Not sure if it’s KitKat.

    • Randy_Thompson

      Sad day: “Allows roaming to Canada [TELUS] network.” Fantastic update :( Back to waiting.

  • Who cares anyway

    i checked for AT&T and no dice, but i hope it come soon and helps with some of the lag problems I have been having

  • Justin

    Still haven’t received this KitKat update…. And it’s because I’m on Verizon… And I’ve got a Note 3. Goooooooo Verizon! Kicking ass and taking names!

    • PoisonApple31

      Damn you are everywhere I am. Freaking me out.

      • Justin

        HAHA. Well I frequent here, Droid life, Android police, Android central, phandroid. You?

        • PoisonApple31

          Exactly the same!

          • Justin

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    • Gator352

      “KIcking ass and taking your money!”

      Fixed it for you! :)

      • Justin

        lol yeah! I’ll be leaving once this contract is up. Tired of always being last, always, all the time. Months behind is absurd.

  • Sarper

    KitKat update for Galaxy S3 will make the device more laggy. They do that on purpose to slow down the device and to make people buy new devices. They might even doing that to sell more Galaxy S5.

    • Mr Mop

      Great, so if they update the device, they’re trying to cripple the device? Yeah, and when they don’t update it, they’re abandoning it.

      Some people will never be satisfied.

      • Galen Leny Carr

        Dident slow mine down

  • Dominik Ladoš

    The update will only slow down your gs3 and make the sd card dont work because for kitkat is a working sd card too mainstream…