Will Verduzco · Nov 23, 2013 at 07:00 am

Sprint and US Cellular Galaxy S III Android 4.3 Rollout Begins

While the Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T variants of the Moto X are already receiving the Android 4.4 love, most current generation non-Nexus devices still have many months to go before they are graced with KitKat in official capacity. In fact, the majority of consumer devices, especially those from last generation, haven’t even been updated to Android 4.3.

Thankfully, Samsung is now updating the Sprint and US Cellular variants of the former flagship Galaxy S III to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. This news comes only a few days after the AT&T and T-Mobile variants of the SGS3 received their Android 4.3 updates. And for those keeping track, this is also a few days after Samsung pulled the 4.3 update for the international version of the SGS3.

The update for the Sprint variant comes in at version L710VPMK3, whereas the US Cellular variant weighs in at R530UVXUBMJA. While the updates will be gradually rolling out via OTA, not everyone has the patience to wait for their turn. To manually install the updates, head over to the Samsung Simple Upgrade Tool pages for the Sprint and US Cellular variants.

While this isn’t KitKat just quite yet, it’s a step in the right direction. Plus, at least we know that the KitKat update is in the works for at least some variants of the SGS3. Don’t forget to leave us your thoughts in the comments below.

[Source: Samsung (1, 2, 3) Via AndroidPolice, AndroidAndMe]


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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