Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 Gets Firmware Update to Fix Security Exploits
It appear that the users of the Samsung Galaxy S3, in the United States, started to receive a pretty massive software update. But not just any users, we are talking about the Sprint customers. The update comes over the air and has a bout 157 MB. However, don’t be so excited as this is not a regular firmware update, it’s just a Samsung software upgrade. So, don’t think you’ll be receiving Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, as the rollout will only bring an update to software version L710VPMA6.
After downloading and installing the update, you will receive improvements to the voicemail application, some extra SMS functions and bug fixes to the calendar sync. Also, it is said that the upgrade will also fix a certain security exploit.
The users of sprint haven’t received the update which brings Samsung’s premium suite to the Galaxy S3, and will have to wait for a while because this release does not include it.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 was released in May 2012 and comes running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream sandwich, but it can now be upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. It has a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1289 x 720 and a pixel density of 306 ppi. The Galaxy S3 includes an Exynos 4412 quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU and a Mali- 400MP GPU.
The Print version of the Galaxy S3 runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which brought a lot of improvements to the operating system. For instance, Project Butter comes with a bunch of enhancements for the UI and the Google Now feature. Also, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean brought other functions such as the Multi View feature that allows the users to have two applications on the same screen, simultaneously.