It was earlier this year that the Galaxy S4 picked up the Android 4.4 KitKat update, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 too, was on the receiving end of the Android 4.4 KitKat update not too long afterwards. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, too, was the recipient of the Android 4.4 KitKat update in the middle of April, and fast forward the clock, we are well halfway into the year with a far older model of the Galaxy flagship having the privilege, so to speak, of picking up the Android 4.4 KitKat update. Yes sir, the venerable Samsung Galaxy S3 from AT&T will soon be able to enjoy some KitKat goodness.
According to Samsung, from today onwards, the AT&T Galaxy S3 will start to receive the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, where this particular update will bump up the software version to I747UCUFNE4, which would deliver changes such as a new Lock Screen access, enhanced media controls that feature full-screen album art, the ability to access the Camera application directly from the lock screen itself, an SMS App Chooser, restyled Status and Navigation bars, the change to DriveMode from AT&T Drive Mode, pre-loaded “Beat Music”, a Unified Location Menu, expanded emoji icons, wireless printing support, copy and paste improvements, inline editing in emails, among others.
Better late than never, I suppose, considering how Samsung did promise users earlier this year that the Galaxy S3 will eventually see Android 4.4 KitKat running on it. [Support Page]
|Key Specs||Galaxy S3|
|Processor/Soc Name||Exynos 4412, 1.4 GHz|
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||128 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2100 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Galaxy S3 Full specs|