Other carriers will offer the update to subscribers in the coming months.
Sprint is the first U.S. carrier to offer its subscribers Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3.
The update is available as an over-the-air update, with the smartphone now supporting features such as Android Beam, Google Now, as well as enhanced and expanded notifications.
Sprint has advised that the Samsung Galaxy S III itself will automatically download the Jelly Bean update, with users being prompted once it's ready to install.
Jelly Bean introduces different keyboard options including the Swype keyboard, while users will now be able to block incoming calls and alerts for a specific period of time. Additional support for accessories relating to NFC One Touch Pairing for Bluetooth devices and wireless mirroring via AllShare is also included.
Android's latest version also integrates Samsung's TouchWiz interface and enhancements to the handset's camera; users will be able to apply several filters to both still and video shots, accompanied by a low-light mode and the ability to combine separate video clips.
Other U.S. carriers will deliver the Jelly Bean update to Samsung Galaxy S III owners in the coming months.