Galaxy S3 owners who have been feeling a little left out in the cold or insulted following the rather disastrous Android 4.3 update from Samsung last year can now rejoice at the possibility of making that all go away: Samsung has begun the rollout of Android 4.4 for the Galaxy S3. Right now, it's only rolling on the Sprint network, but other carriers are bound to follow suit soon.
The update to 4.4 KitKat will arrive OTA, but if you simply can't wait that long the OTA file is available on the XDA Developers site for flashing. The new update brings Samsung's Knox security platform, which blocks downgrading if the update is as plagued with problems as the last one was, so the hesitant amongst you may want to wait a while to hear reports of its stability and functionality before taking the plunge.
The hunt is on for a root exploit at XDA too, so it won't be long before you'll be able to ditch any additional bloatware that comes with the update. We expect U.S. Cellular to release the update next, and as usual, Verizon will likely be at the end of the pack, so that will put T-Mobile and AT&T somewhere in the middle. When you get the update be sure to let us know what's new and what's broken.
Have you received the KitKat update yet? How is it going for you?