Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat Update to roll out in US soon, rumors say

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat update will roll out in the United States, reports said.

It could be remembered that Android 4.4.2 KitKat update rolled out to T-Mobile, Sprint and the AT&T models, and just recently to Verizon owners of the Samsung Galaxy S4. In fact, Australian carriers Optus (on June) and Vodafone Australia (this May) confirm their plans to deliver their Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat upgrades.

However, Galaxy S4 owners on MetroPCS and C Spire in the United States have not received the update yet.

Reports said that though the carrier has not confirmed anything at this point, C Spire Wireless Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat update was spotted in the Samsung website, as they try to tease the owners of the handset in one of the regions of the United States. And though the white Galaxy S4 that runs in KitKat was displayed in the website, it did not give any details as to its version, but the speculations were saying that it might get an Android 4.4.2 KitKat – the current version of the software.

On the Verizon owners, they have started getting the Android 4.4.2 update today. Included in the update is the addition of more apps to the Multi-Window tray, a whole updated set of Emoji icons to the Samsung QWERTY keyboard, new apps such as Isis Wallet, VZ Protect (version 2.0.0), Verizon Cloud and Audible app, and improved Wi-Fi connectivity.

Reports also said that a number of bugs had been fixed now, especially the one that made Samsung KNOX fail to work.

If you are a Verizon owner of Samsung S4, it will take 18 minutes of your time to update your phone.


The Verizon Galaxy Note 3 has not received the Android 4.4 KitKat update at this moment, and we have not heard any plans yet of it rolling out the update. Also the update is missing in the majority of Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 users in the United States.

With all these, Samsung USA has announced a number of Android 4.4 KitKat updates in the future, including updates for the Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy S4 zoom, Galaxy Light, and Galaxy Note 8.0.

And though Samsung has not confirmed any release dates, many believe and expect it to arrive before the end of the year.

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