What version of the Android™ platform does my Samsung Galaxy S III use?

This device operates on Android™ version 4.4.2, KitKat (L710TVPU0AOF2).

    Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.  

  • Update History
    Version Date Released Description
    L710TVPU0AOF2 07/08/2015
    • Samsung Reactivation Lock
    • Bug Fixes

    L710TVPU0OA3

    L710VPUDNJ2

    01/12/15
    • HD Voice Icon support
    • Google security patches
    • Wi-Fi Calling Enhancements
    L710VPUDNJ2 11/18/14
    • Includes HD Voice Icon
    • Google security patches
    L710VPUDND8 5/1/2014

    Android version 4.4.2, KitKat

    • New Lock Screen Access
    • Media Controls - full-screen album art and media controls when listening to music
    • Camera Shortcut - access the Camera application right from the lock screen
    • 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
    • Consolidated Location Settings - location services are integrated and more detailed by new Location menu
    • Expanded Emoji Icons
    • Wireless Printing – supports printing over Wi­-Fi and Bluetooth
    • Prevention Information pop-up message is suppressed.
    L710VPUCMK3 11/22/2013
    • OS upgrade to Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
    • Samsung Galaxy Gear™ compatibility: For detailed information about Galaxy Gear features, please visit the Galaxy Gear page.
    • Samsung KNOX™ compatibility
    • Premium Suite features:
      • Group Play 2.5
      • Multi Window™ (Samsung Galaxy S® 4 version)
      • Camera—Sound & Shot
      • Group Messaging
      • Samsung Link (Preload)
    L710VPMD4 4/24/2013
    • Home screen security fix
    • Multi-view: Split Screen multitasking support
    • Camera feature and Gallery enhancements
    • Addition of Paper Artist
    • Bulk SMS Enhancement
    L710VPMB1 2/27/2013
    • Voicemail application update
    • SMS 3-digit support
    • Calendar sync fixes
    L710VPLJ7 10/25/2012
    • OS upgrade to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
    L710VPLI3 9/19/2012
    • LTE improvements
    L710VPLG8 7/25/2012
    • Updated MMS client
    • Optimized LTE system selection algorithm
    • Enhanced Smart stay function
    • Enhanced Voice recognition algorithm
    • AllShare® Cast is now supported
    • Music Hub™ is now supported
    L710VPLG2 7/9/2012
    • Google™ security update
    L710VPLF9 6/29/2012
    • Security Updates
    L710VPLEN 7/1/2012
    • Initial Release
  • Check the Software on Your Mobile Device
    1. From the Home screen, touch Menu  > Settings  > More  > About device  .
    2. The Build number and Baseband version show the software version on your mobile device.

    Check for Updates

    From the Home screen, touch Menu > Settings  > More  > System Update  .

  • Upgrade to the Current Software Version

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    Software Updates: The Samsung Customer Care team cannot speculate on when a future software update may be released, and the team can provide information only on available updates in the U.S.

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