Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S3 is getting an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat today. Back in February, Samsung listed the devices that would get KitKat, with the Galaxy S3 being on that list, followed shortly by confirmation from Sprint . The one thing missing from both promises of updates was a timeline. Turns out that timeline, at least for Sprint Galaxy S3 owners, comes to a head today.
Sprint's own support documents for the Galaxy S3 list a release day of May 1, 2014 (that's today, for those not keeping track at home) for the release of an update to Android 4.4 KitKat. The Galaxy S3 on Sprint is the first of the S3 line-up to receive KitKat — it was last updated in November with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
What exactly the KitKat update will bring to the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 isn't specified, but we'd count on the same sort of improvements as were brought to the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 back in February. Faster, better, stronger, all that jazz.
So, Samsung Galaxy S3 owners on Sprint — do you have the new KitKat goodness on your phone, and what do you think?
Source: Sprint; thanks to Sruly for the tip!