The Galaxy S5 may be the latest thing out, but a quarter-bajillion people around the world are still walking around with the Galaxy S III, and it benefits us all if they're running current software. An update bringing KitKat to the Sprint version of the handset started rolling out earlier this month, and now it's US Cellular's turn. The carrier has announced an OTA that should bump the device up to Android 4.4.2 via version R530UVXCND4.



Users have the option to wait for the update notification to pop up in their status bars, call for it manually, or plug their handsets into a PC. Either way, the two year old device will end up sporting the latest version of Android.

Take a bow, Galaxy S III. You've earned it.

Source: US Cellular

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • RichardKLopez

    Users have the option to wait for the update notification to pop up in their status bars, call for it manually, or plug their handsets into a PC. http://goo.gl/gpKS7D

  • Leonardo Baez

    hey android police.... please make a note about samsung desicion to drop support for international s3 i9300.

    • Aooga

      I'm really not sure why people expect anything more of Samsung. It's a known fact that they really don't care about updates that much, so why is anyone surprised?

      • androidkin

        While I'm not trying to defend Samsung, but the internal S3 (i9300) only has 1GB of RAM. Which apparently isn't enough to run Kitkat AND Samsung's bloated Touchwiz. The US variations of the S3 all have 2GB of RAM, so should be getting the Kitkat update.

        • Leonardo Baez

          but it was demostreated that RAM is not the problem, The real problem is that the NAND memmory is too small to receive all the bloatware that samsung pretend to put in it. Note 3 4.4 android was ported to S3 without bloatware and works fine.

          • Aooga

            Well yeah that's what Im saying. Everyone knows that samsung isn't good with updates, so why buy a samsung phone? There are tons of other brands that are just as good.

      • Leonardo Baez

        because they didnt give 18 months of updates (4.3 update was delayed for more than 6 months), they still sell this phone brand new in lots of markets and because they are letting down 50 millon users, who bought S3. And I forgot to mention that 4.3 in S3 is crapy crap.

        • http://free-apps-android.com/ cezars

          Agree about 4.3 on s3 ans also "letting down 50 millon users", At least i`m

      • http://blog.tonysarju.com/ Infowerx Social

        Leaked internal documentation from Samsung showed that KitKat was unstable on the i9300 likely due to its specifications. That's why it will not receive KitKat.

        • Leonardo Baez

          That is a samsung lie...

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  • Stoner

    I am having a Samsung Galaxy S3 and no problem getting no kitkat. It is an old device and a have to look for a new one anyway! I really understand Samsung. Why should say try to get kitkat working on the S3 (int) and later getting a lot of complains if it is not working properly. Makes no sense.

  • John P. Holbrook

    Waiting for the AT&T update to try touchwiz again.

  • Jacob

    Note to anyone that decides to download this update: It's causing a LOT of people to have issues with WiFi turning on, or even staying connected.
    I myself had this issue, and the only thing I found to fix it was to factory reset it.