Update: KitKat is also rolling out to Canadian variants of the Galaxy S III running on Bell, Rogers, and TELUS. They are joined by the Galaxy Note II on all of the country's major carriers. The goods are going out over the air, but you can get them via Samsung Kies as well.

It doesn't matter how old a device gets, there's hardly ever a time when an update to a new version of Android is unwanted. There are millions of people out there still carrying around a Galaxy S III, and for good reason, considering how well the device compares next to mid-range and budget handsets sold today. Now AT&T is ready to bump those phones running on its network up to Android 4.4.2.


Following the over-the-air update to version I747UCUFNE4, Galaxy S III owners will experience a host of improvements. Most of these are the changes included with KitKat, but some are Samsung-exclusive tweaks related to TouchWiz and pre-installed apps. Beats Music will be pre-loaded, but at least that potential annoyance is tempered slightly by the AT&T agreement that provides customers with up to 3 months of free use. For the full changelog, take a look at the source link below.

Sources: Samsung, SamMobile

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.

  • Chris Jutting

    Oh boy! Updating now!

  • silver_arrow

    The Canadian S3's and Note 2's got their 4.4.2 update today as well. Whether you like them or not the S3 (well NA version) has really stood the test of time. Here we are like two and a half years later and it is still getting updated. Remember this device started on 4.0 and here it is today at official 4.4

  • Abhijeet Mishra

    Hey Bertel, the update is going to Canadian models as well. The update has started showing up on Kies for Bell, Rogers, and TELUS. http://www.sammobile.com/2014/06/18/kitkat-update-rolling-out-to-att-and-canadian-variants-of-galaxy-s-iii/

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      Thanks for the heads up.

  • Richard

    Good job on Samsung.
    GS 3 Started on ICS now on KK.
    HTC should do the same with their One X.
    Help out their existing customers.

  • gonsa sba

    I don't understand why don't they update the international I9300...

    • NiQ3

      1GB ram only

      • gonsa sba

        I'm using a port from Note II 4.4.2 and is running flawlessly, so that is not the reason.

        • ash

          How much ram do s4 mini have? It still got kitkat

          • Richard

            1.5 GB RAM

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          They dont want to cuz of 1gb?

  • Nathan Starr

    Wonder if they'll ever update the AT&T Note 8. It's the least they could do after sending it with a locked bootloader.

  • R2D2

    Since [ HCE (Host card emulation) Enabled ] is part of the update, does anyone know if Google Wallet Tap & Pay will work and can it be enabled in Custom Roms?

    • Terry Pounds

      Did you ever get wallet working on custom rom?

  • WilliamSurname

    Looks like Cricket S3s are riding on the coattails of this update, no doubt thanks to AT&T's buyout earlier this year. My phone is installing it right now.