The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 users can start to cheer as their beloved smartphone is receiving the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA Update right now.
The update is also rolled out for the Samsung Galaxy S3 in Canada at Bell, Rogers and TELUS. However, for the AT&T Galaxy S3 you should expect the new firmware to roll out today. As you probably know only the LTE-capable Galaxy S3 versions will get the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat, while the I9300 International Galaxy S3 will stay on Jelly Bean firmware.
Verizon is also planning on releasing the Android 4.4.2 Update for Galaxy S3 users, but there is no official release date set for the moment.
Start checking your smartphone's notification panel and be the first to install the brand new firmware on your smartphone. With this new upgrade you will get tons of new features and functions that should greatly improve the overall Android experience for your AT&T gGalaxy S3 device.
With Android 4.4.2 KitKat your Galaxy S3 AT&T smartphone will get for the first time the brand new lockscreen access, a new SMS default application chooser, media controls, DriveMode, Beat Music, new white status bar cons, navigation bar toggles, a much more comprehensive notification bar, video player closed captioning support for Google Subtitles and Samsung Subtitles, Unified Location settings menu, a bigger emoji icons screen, camera shortcut for the lockscreen menu, and multiple other changes.
The new SMS default chooser menu allows you to set any messaging application as your default handler for text, chat and other similar functions. An Android app that fits this description would be the Google Hangouts.
Other small features added by this Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update for your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3: wireless printing support, prevention information pop-up alert is dimished now, better copy and paste support, bluetooth improvements, tweaked Bluetooth connection, new full-screen immersive KitKat mode for tons of new applications, keyboard optimizations, HCE enabled, UICC is now set as default, GMS apps update, new improvements for Phone / Dialer app, and more others.
If you will get the Galaxy S3 AT&T Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA Update notification today, then you should make sure to click it. After that you should simply read the changelog and confirm download and installation.
If there is no Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA update notification displayed by your AT&T Galaxy S3 device, then you can choose to search for new files by yourself from Settings> More> About Device> Software Update menu. Click the 'Check for updates' button and if there is a new firmware available you simply have to confirm installation and the phone AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 device will take care of the rest.
The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Galaxy S3 at AT&T has the firmware version set to I747UCUFNE4 and it is currently rolled out in phases, so you shouldn't worry if the new firmware files won't be sent your way today. All stock devices will eventually get the new firmware.
Note that the official KitKat update will not be sent to your device if you are currently running a custom ROM.
If you got the update, then tell below which are your favorite new features.
Use our tutorial here if you want to manually flash the new update on your phone.