A recently leaked document from Samsung circulating online lists a handful of devices that will receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update. The document names well-loved Samsung devices that will get the update such as the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 3, as well as the Galaxy S4 Mini among others. It will also be rolled out to those devices? LTE versions along with Galaxy Grand 2 and two models in the Galaxy Mega line namely Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3. However, it can be noted that the firmware update is skipped in the GSM model of the Galaxy S3.
This is good news to the users of the popular Galaxy S4 Mini, a lighter version of the Korean tech giant?s previous flagship phone, the Galaxy S4.? According to the document, dated April 25, the update will come to the S4 Mini GT-l9190 model sometime in June 2014; it states that the firmware is on its ?Final Testing? stage. Meanwhile, the update is ?Completed? for the Galaxy S4 Mini GT-l9195, which is the LTE version, and will be rolled out on the same month.
The update is expected to bring more stability to those devices, along with an improved on-screen keyboard and a camera shortcut on the devices? lock screen. The Android 4.4 firmware also aims to enhance its entertainment factor by providing a more immersive mode. This involves making the navigation buttons and status bar to disappear in the background while phone?s user is playing games, reading eBooks, and listening to music. Enhanced Google Mobile Service (or GMS) apps will be brought to the phone once the new firmware is applied. These applications will allow users to back up video clips and photos automatically.
It is also known that the Android 4.4?KitKat OS will bring the famous and colorful Japanese emojis or emoticons to the phone. In previous versions, users need to download and install third party applications to enjoy those fun characters. To business-focused users, the new OS from Google is equipped with an improved QuickOffice application where they can create, edit, and save documents via Cloud storage. They can also print documents on NFC-compatible HP printers wirelessly. Like all firmware revisions, the Android 4.4 update may improve Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini?s performance by managing the device?s RAM more efficiently leading to a snappier reaction time and a longer battery life.
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