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.