KitKat

Samsung Galaxy S3 on Sprint Receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat Today

May 1, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Samsung is continuing to update all of their devices to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, which is a bit more difficult since Samsung has a ton of devices out and about. But now that the Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy S4 have KitKat on most carriers, it’s time to turn their attention to their 2012 devices. That’s the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2. It appears that Sprint is the first one out with the KitKat update for the Galaxy S3, which appears to be rolling as soon as today. For those of you interested in the build number, it appears to be L710VPUCND8. 

Sprint’s support site shows that the update was approved on May 1st, 2014 and will begin rolling out on that day. And hey look, today is May 1st. So it’s a good day for those with the Galaxy S3. Currently, we don’t have much in a form of a changelog, but we can expect a few new features like Immersive mode, cloud printing and other goodies that Google tossed into Android 4.4.2. On Samsung’s side, I wouldn’t expect to see too much difference. And you won’t be getting the new version of Touchwiz. That’s going to stay on the Galaxy S5, unfortunately. But that shouldn’t be surprising, as Samsung has never updated an older device with the newer version of Touchwiz, just a newer version of Android. We also aren’t sure how big the update will be, but you may want to be on Wifi when you download it, as it could be a pretty large update.

For those of you with the Samsung Galaxy S3, you can head into Settings > About Device > System Updates and tap on Check for updates and see if you can pull down your Kitkat goodness. How many of you are still rocking the good ‘ol Galaxy S3 on Sprint? Let us know in the comments below.