Samsung Galaxy S3 International Variant OTA Update Rolls Out
The latest over-the-air update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 is a simple improvement to the handset’s baseband – a very minor stability update, as one can infer from its economical 1 MB size. It’s for users of the quad-core powered international version of the handset.
Aside from updating the baseband to version XXLH1, there isn’t anything else in the OTA update. It’s just a quick stability update, so it seems, but for those who aren’t in the know, this update is expected to fix a long-running problem with battery drain, a problem that has frustrated many international users.
Manual workarounds were devised to deal with the battery drain issue, but this update should safely and properly fix things once and for all.
Previous “stability” updates have been rolled out for the Galaxy S3, including one that was designed to remove the device’s Unified Search feature. This was Samsung trying to keep its ducks in a row and prevent its best-selling device from being affected by the ever-so-contentious patent feud between the South Korean phone maker and Apple. Even international users were affected by this update, though it has since been corrected, much to everyone’s relief.
There still isn’t any word on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, except indications that it may roll out for the Galaxy S3 later on in the year.