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Sprint Galaxy S3 gets new update, it’s not Jelly Bean

July 28, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone has already been updated at least once, depending which carrier you talk to, but Sprint is about to roll out its third firmware update – and no, before you ask, it’s not Jelly Bean.

The previous two updates were security patches, with the second one also bringing an unexpected feature to Galaxy S3 owners, the dumb down search feature – Samsung altered the Search app on AT&T’s and Verizon’s Galaxy S3 versions too, but also on some international Galaxy S3 units.

And while Samsung restored the Search feature on at least UK Galaxy S3 units, Sprint’s new update will not offer you such a perk. Instead we’re looking at a variety of fixes including:

  • KI – Touch Wiz home has stopped
  • Single picture MMS no longer displayed as slideshow
  • Optimized LTE system selection
  • Enhanced Smart Stay function
  • Enhanced Voice recognition algorithm
  • All-Share Cast (All-share accessory hub) support
  • Music Hub support

The new update is version L710VPLG4, so before you go look for it, check what version you have installed on your device – version L710VPLG2 is the second Sprint update, while L710VPLF9 is the code name for the first one.

Here’s how you check the version on your phone:

To find the software version on your Samsung Galaxy S® III smartphone:
  1. Press Home > Menu
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Scroll up and tap About Device
  4. Scroll up. Software version is displayed under Baseband Version.

Did you notice anything different on the handset after installing the new update?