News by Luke Jones on Monday September 29, 2014.
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The Samsung Galaxy S3 is an aging device that is now over three years old, but we all remember what a juggernaut it was, amassing huge sales and an army of fans. I think few would argue that pound for pound the GS3 is better than the follow up handsets, the Galaxy S4 and S5, which is why the S3 is still so widely used even three years on. Samsung knows how popular this device is and the company is doing the right thing and continues to support it.The Korean giant has issued the Android 4.4.4 update for the international version of the Galaxy S3, following the Korean variant that already landed the bump. That means the three year plus legacy of the S3 will continue with the very latest version of Google's mobile platform. It shows how important a device the Galaxy S3 was because not many smartphones get supported this long, with the iPhone 4s being another that springs to mind. Like most updates these days, this patch is being rolled out in stages so when you exactly get it will depend on your region and/or carrier. The firmware comes with plenty of changes of course, such as reduced memory consumption and improved performance, wireless printing support, full screen lock screen album art, white status bar icons, enhanced and updated Samsung made apps, closed caption support, and of course bug and security fixes. If you have already pulled this update we would love to know how Android 4.4.4 is working out on the Galaxy S3, so drop us a comment and let us know how it is going for you. source: SamMobile
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