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Samsung Galaxy S III Gets First Official Update

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The phone that everyone wants to get their hands on has today received its first official firmware update to iron out a few little teething issues.

As I’m sure you’ll be aware, the Galaxy SIII is Samsung’s flagship model and its certainly an impressive phone to say the least. We’ve been using the phone in the office since we received it on release day and have been very impressed with what it has to offer. Personally I’ve not noticed any specific problems with the firmware, in fact, I’ve found it to be quite stable. However, according to the release notes that accompany the update, the main features are “stability improvements”.

The firmware is available to download via Samsung Kies and also over-the-air. It brings the SIII up to version LF2 and would seem that its unlocked UK versions that are the first to be able to download and install the update. Therefore, if you happen to have a network  branded version, it may mean you have to wait a short while before being able to get the update.

Also, along with the stability improvements, version LF2 also features brand new radios and kernel, and funny enough is still based on Android 4.0.4 (as it’s still the latest version).

So, if you’re in the UK and have an unlocked SIII, have a go at checking for the update either  OTA or via Kies and see if the new version is visible. At the moment, there has been no mention of other regions, although we should image that other European markets will probably see the update within the next few days, so make sure you keep checking the built-in software updater or Kies.

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