Samsung Galaxy S3 Software Update Available on Sprint

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By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
February 14, 2013|10:06 am

A Samsung Galaxy S3 software update is now available for Sprint customers.

The carrier released the new update on its network this week and it brings a few bug fixes to the smartphone including the voice mail application update and support for 3-digit SMS.

The Galaxy S3 update's build number on Sprint is L710VPBMA6. It is expected to arrive to all Galaxy S3 models on the carrier within the next few days.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 price dropped to just $0.01 on Amazon.com earlier this month.

Customers can take advantage of this fire sale price by purchasing the phone directly through the site and signing a new 2-year contract with Sprint. Customers can also purchase the Galaxy Note 2 on Amazon.com for $139.99. However, the Galaxy Note 2 deal does not apply to the white model, as that version will run customers $30 more.

These low price tags now being applied to the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 can be attributed to the upcoming successors for the two devices that will launch sometime this year.

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The first of these will be the Galaxy S4. Rumored specifications for the flagship handset include Android 4.2, JellyBean, a 5-inch 1080p Full HD Super AMOLED display, a 2GHz A15 Exynos 5450 Quad CPU, ARM Mali T658, a 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, and a 3100mAh battery.

The device is expected to be unveiled on March 15 by Samsung at a special "Mobile Unpacked" event set to take place in the U.S. The handset will be available for purchase sometime in April, according to the latest rumors.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is rumored to launch later on in the year. The smartphone-tablet hybrid is expected to feature the company's new Exynos 5 Octa-core processor.

 

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