After the folks at Sprint rolled out the Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.4.2 update, now we hear that US Cellular might be doing the same pretty soon. If you go to Samsung’s website and hit the US Cellular variant of the Galaxy S3 you should be able to notice that the smartphone is listed as running Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. As you may know, the international Galaxy S3 will not receive the Android 4.4.2 update, but if you happen to own the LTE model you should expect the new firmware to hit your device int the next few weeks.
US Cellular has yet to reveal their plans about updating their Samsung Galaxy S3 variant to Android 4.4.2, but given that the smartphone is already listed on Samsung’s website as running KitKat you should expect the new software update to hit your device pretty soon.
As usual, the US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA update will be released in phases meaning that some owners will not be able to download and install the new firmware right away. Once the KitKat update is released and your terminal becomes eligible to receive the new firmware, you should be able to see a system update message in the notification area. Tap on it, then follow the on-screen instructions. Alternatively, you can check for the update manually under Settings > More > About phone > Software updates > Check for software updates.
The US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.4.2 update is expected to arrive with the usual KitKat goodies such as immersive mode, white status bar icons, transparent status bar, full screen album art in the lockscreen, camera shortcut in the lockscreen, cloud printing, color emoji support, improved Phone dialer, or new Location menu, along with updated Samsung native apps, improved Samsung Keyboard, performance boosts, and better power management.