The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.4.2 hasn't been rolled out all over the world yet, but the South Korean company might push the new firmware to users by the end of the month.

Samsung announced their intentions to issue the Android 4.4.2 update for Samsung Galaxy S3 several months ago, but until earlier this month the new firmware was nowhere to be found. All sources and reports indicated that the Samsung Galaxy S3 KitKat updated will be rolled out around the same time the 4.4.2 update will arrive for the Galaxy Note 2 users and in the end they all proved accurate.

The Android 4.4.2 update for Galaxy Note 2 was spotted for the first time in late April, when French users started to report that they are receiving the update. Less than a month ago the same software update has been pushed to the Indian owners of the Galaxy Note 2.

I remind you that in late March an alleged Samsung document leaked online revealing that both the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4.2 updates will be released in April - May time frame. It seems that the document was accurate after all: the Note 2 KitKat update is already live, while the Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.4.2 update was released for Sprint users earlier this month.

Since one of the big US carriers already issued the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 variant, we strongly believed that the new firmware will start rolling out globally by the end of the month. As usual, the roll out will be made in stages, meaning that some users will have to wait even longer.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.4.2 update arrives with KitKat-specific improvements such as transparent status bar, white status bar icons, full screen album art in the lock screen, immersive mode, cloud printing, new Location Menu, color emoji support, or better power management, along with updated Samsung native apps, improved Samsung Keyboard, lock screen camera shortcut, and bug fixes.

Even though we have no official word of KitKat rolling out for other Galaxy S3 models aside Sprint's, it's worth performing a manual check to see if the new firmware is available for your terminal. You can do so by navigating to Settings > More > About device > Software updates > Check for software updates.

Have you got the new system update on your Galaxy S3? If so please let your fellow Galaxy S3 owners know in the comments section below.

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Charles · 4 years ago

I got my update today on sprint. I have 4.4.2 and nothing really has change on it.

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76 · 4 years ago

I had my 4.4.2 update for about a week and the charging port went out. Has anyone else had any issues after installing?

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Rika Takuya · 4 years ago

i have galaxy s3 i9300.. in malaysia.. i really hopes that my phone will running in kitkat.. but now samsung announce that i will not have the update.. why?!

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Amanda Gerber · 4 years ago

Okay. I have the update as of this morning and since then, I CAN NOT turn off this ringer like tune. I've tried everything. Only muting works. WTFUNK?~

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Sako Jenanian · 4 years ago

I have putted 2 languages from the input and language but i cant change it by the space bar swipping it but before that its was ok so what can i do i know i cant reset to the previous software thank you

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Sako Jenanian · 4 years ago

After 4.3 my s3 space button not changing languages like before? ?

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Christine · 4 years ago

I am in Michigan on Verizon and received my update very early this morning.

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Daniel · 4 years ago

Just got the update this morning around 8 am 4.4.2 and I have a sprint galaxy s3 and there is battery life improvement and some features that are great like the camera shortcut feature and the full screen album and the by the way its tight

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76 · 4 years ago

I'm in St. Louis, MO and I just got mine between 3 and 4pm. I about to start updating now. SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MAD · 4 years ago

does anybody have a update for toronto ontario i have fido

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nicole · 4 years ago

Im in boise idaho and have sprint mine updated about 3 this morning.

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Terrible Person · 4 years ago

I have had the 4.3 (just 4.3) update a bit longer than most S3s. A few days ago, My fried with an s4 showed me the update and told me to check. I did and it updated...to 4.3 (just 4.3). I hope I get the update soon.

BTW, can someone with the update post screenshots of the easter egg for kitkat? (been wanting to see this) This is accessed through settings>about pone>tapping the "android version" repeatedly.

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40_cal · 4 years ago

Here you go...

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Kieu · 4 years ago

I received the update early this morning and I have the Galaxy S3. from Denver, CO and Ive had my phone since Oct 2012

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alaek · 4 years ago

Really ? The gt i9300 got the update ?
Can someone post screnshots ?
Nothing here in Romania yet.But will it ever ?

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B · 4 years ago

NYC getting update as we speak.

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Mitch · 4 years ago

Im in wv and I got the update at about 5 am this morning. Nothing really big that I can find, but system is running a little faster and more smoothly. Gonna play with this a bit and see what I can find.

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Kim Hart · 4 years ago

I'm near Augusta,GA and with Verizon. I received a notification for the 4.4.2 update around 6am. Don't know what I can do with the update yet but I do have it.

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Terrible Person · 4 years ago

With Verizon, still don't have it.

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ooooink · 4 years ago

misleading title. "to be" and "might" are two different things

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Robert Michael Storms · 4 years ago

I'm near Houston, TX and I'm with Sprint. I received the notification for my Android 4.4 update around 2 am. So I'm running Kitkat now. I don't really know what I can do with it yet, but I have it. I've had my S3 since November of 2012. Out of my friends with Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T it seems like I get the updates first, unlike some commenters here. Peace!

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Brandon · 4 years ago

Screenshots?

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Robert Michael Storms · 4 years ago

Sure... I actually took a screen shot of the notification letting me know it was ready to send a couple of friends.

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farhan · 4 years ago

can u show us which kernel version it is running?

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Robert Michael Storms · 4 years ago

Sure, no problem...

Brandon · 4 years ago

Awesome. To bad mine is MCK8 (the last 4 codes in the baseband version)

Robert Michael Storms · 4 years ago

Here it is..

farhan · 4 years ago

thanks alot bro!

is there any new things added to it?
i mean weather widget and UI/battery improvement

if yes ...can u upload that

Robert Michael Storms · 4 years ago

Here's another. If you want something else, be specific and let me know. :)

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rob · 4 years ago

Hwz it?? Wat are the changes?!? Any change in battery back up and performance??and can yu screenshot the notification bar??

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Charles · 4 years ago

Nothing really just a default application manger and That it I think. And the battery icon is Gary now

Robert Michael Storms · 4 years ago

Oops.. sorry. Sent the same one twice. Here's there notification. :P

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meqanic · 4 years ago

I just got the 4 4 2 update, telstra Australia, I have an international gt I 9300, yee haa

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cong · 4 years ago

really????

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ASDF · 4 years ago

as a proof, can you make and post screenshoots of new looking of meny?

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Dinesh · 4 years ago

Are you serious?
Just giving false information, since there is no news about kitkat update for international version.

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robby · 4 years ago

Hwz it?? Wat are the changes?!? Any change in battery back up and performance??

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meqanic · 4 years ago

sorry guys it's 4.3 not 442

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not applicable · 4 years ago

pure BS

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Rika Takuya · 4 years ago

really?? can u send the screenshot??

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Daniel · 4 years ago

I haven't gotten the 4.4.2 update yet and been checking everyday on my phone and still no update and sprint is to slow to come out with updates and I might upgrade to another company because their updates are always slow to come out

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Liviu Anca · 4 years ago

Have you tried checking for the update via KIES? Sometimes it's faster than OTA.

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David martinez · 4 years ago

I have at&t but I have not have the update yet

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kyle · 4 years ago

I have sprint still do not have the update. I been checking every day and even done the old google framework force close and clear data trick. Still nk thing and looked on kies not there either. Any one on the west coast western us get the 4.4.2 update for sprint??

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Liviu Anca · 4 years ago

Grab the USB cable, connect your S3 to the PC, and try checking for the update via KIES.

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kyle · 4 years ago

Tried that no update still

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kyle · 4 years ago

Recieved the 4.4.2 update today. Im in yuma az

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Liviu Anca · 4 years ago

Yey!

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