The KitKat has finally arrived for the Samsung Galaxy S3. In specific, it Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is released to the AT&T variant of the Galaxy S3. The firmware bearing the build number I747UCUFNE4 will be the last update for the model.
It is worth noting that the KitKat for the S3 is really huge in size. This is due to the many features that are packed with it. You can check out the full list of features coming with the KitKat for the S3 below.
The release of KitKat for AT&T’s variant of the Galaxy S3 puts it in second place, right behind Sprint. The update is rolled out via OTA and users on the All-American network should get a prompt for the update.
If not, then users can manually check for the KitKat by going to Menu>Settings>More>About device>Software update>Check for updates.
Full Change Log
-Android OS Version upgraded to 4.4.2
-New Lock Screen Access
-SMS App Chooser – select a default application for sending and receiving SMS text messages
-Restyled Status and Navigation Bars – status and navigation bars are translucent and can sit on top of apps, along with simplified status bar icons
-AT&T Drive Mode is changed to DriveMode
-“Beat Music” Pre-loaded
-Video player closed captioning Settings > My device > Accessibility > Google subtitles (CC) and Samsung subtitles (CC)
-Unified Location Menu: Settings > More > Location Location Settings is same as Location service in JBP. User can set the Locating method and check the recent location requests
-Expanded Emoji Icons
-Wireless Printing is added. You can add printing support to your apps or develop print services to support specific types of printers. Apps > Settings > Connections > More networks > Printing
-Prevention Information pop-up message is suppressed.
-Copy & paste improvements
-Email allows inline editing
-Phone/Dialer user interface enhancements
-Immersive mode addition
-HCE (Host card emulation) Enabled
-UICC (Universal Integrated Circuit Card ) is set as default
-GMS apps update (GMS 4.4.2_r2).