Sprint customers using Samsung's Galaxy Nexus or Galaxy SIII should expect an OTA update to roll in any time now, bringing some enhancements and fixes that – while not entirely exciting – are worth picking up.

The Galaxy SIII update brings the device's software up to L710VPLG8, and includes a handful of improvements, including enhancements to Samsung's Smart Stay feature, voice recognition, and the addition of All-Share Cast support.


The Galaxy Nexus, meanwhile, will be bumped up to IMM76K.L700FG01. Users can expect relatively fewer changes with this update, but the small handful of enhancements include support for Sprint TV and an unspecified Google Security Fix, among others.


These updates should be rolling out to users automatically, but if you're feeling anxious you can – as always – check for the update manually. For more information, just click the appropriate source link below.

Source: Sprint Community (Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy SIII)

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  • sahilm

    Maybe the Sprint GNex update removes local search? (This is a total guess on no evidence)

  • skitchbeatz

    Don't these remove local search?

    • Sorian

      SIII lost local search an update or two back, and I think Gnex lost it in order to start selling again after a temporary ban.

  • samu

    I haven't received any update ever since I bought this damn phone

    • mesmorino

      Well... When did you get the phone? Also, you can tell the phone to automatically check for updates in the settings, and when you hear that there's an update available you can then manually trigger it, see if it's ready for your phone

      • samu

        I got it a day after it was released its a galaxy nexus I've checked for updates and nothing

        • mesmorino

          You got it a day after release and you've never gotten updates? That's pretty serious, assuming the phone can otherwise connect to the Internet via a network, I'd say something was wrong somewhere, most likely the network. But, I'm no expert, so... Yeah

    • fixxmyhead

      Remember if u have a nexus its not a real one.

  • Mr. Mark

    Thanks to Apple, yes, the updates remove local search. =

  • TonyArcher

    The Galaxy S3 update is a very big one for those living in LTE markets. The LTE radio should lock on longer before switching to 3g now.

  • Simon Belmont

    This is great. Now, how about an update to the Epic 4G Touch to fix the awful battery drain issue from the ICS update?

    Android OS is not supposed to be anywhere near the top of the battery stats. Please fix, thanks.

  • Larry Dorand

    Is there any way to determine which phone company provides the most timely and consistent updates? AT&T seems to do a lot of updates, which keeps them relevant while building its 4G LTE network. I've got the service here in New York and it helps my graphics design work tremendously when it comes to sending large files quickly.