For those who might been waiting for the anticipating Android KitKat update on Samsung smartphones and tablets in the United States, now it’s time to chill out as Samsung U.S.A. finally announced the arrival of the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update on select U.S. Galaxy devices. The 4.4.2 KitKat update will officially rolled out beginning today on select carrier and or particular Samsung Android smartphones and tablet variants. It was actually began last week as we have seen Sprint as the first U.S carrier to rolled out the 4.4.2 KitKat update on Galaxy S4 (SPH-L720).
Here’s Samsung official Press Release:
Samsung Confirms KitKat for U.S. Smartphones and Tablets
February 18, 2014
DALLAS, TX – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced today that a number of Samsung Galaxy® devices will receive the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) software update, enriching the Galaxy experience.
The upgrade provides a number of innovative, easy-to-use features that enhance the user experience, including a more intuitive user interface, enhanced messaging capabilities and updated applications:
Location Menu: An integrated location menu enables users to easily activate GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks, while simultaneously checking the battery usage of apps running location service capabilities.Enhanced Messaging: Enables users to choose between Messages or Hangouts as their preferred default messaging application, and select from a larger assortment of updated Emoji icons.Upgraded Google Mobile Service™ (GMS) apps: Users can automatically back up photos and video and can open, view, rename and share Google Docs and files.
Samsung Galaxy U.S. devices currently scheduled to receive the KitKat update include select carrier variants of the Galaxy Note® 3, Galaxy Note® II, Galaxy S® 4, Galaxy S® 4 mini™, Galaxy S® 4 Active™, Galaxy S® 4 zoom™, Galaxy S® III, Galaxy S® III mini™, Galaxy Mega®, Galaxy Light, Galaxy Note® 8.0, Galaxy Tab® 3, Galaxy Note® 10.1, Galaxy Note® 10.1 2014 Edition.
Availability varies by carrier and product, with updates beginning today and continuing throughout the coming months.
There is also one thing which surprisingly and puts me on interest here, Samsung also addressed that the Galaxy S3 will also receive the KitKat update. Yes, users of Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S3 mini variants, you won’t left behind as it is also included on the list folks.
- Galaxy Note 2
- Galaxy Note 3
- Galaxy S4
- Galaxy S4 mini
- Galaxy S4 Active
- Galaxy S4 Zoom
- Galaxy S3
- Galaxy S3 mini
- Galaxy Mega
- Galaxy Light
- Galaxy Note 8.0
- Galaxy Tab 3
- Galaxy Note 10.1
- Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition
Though, there are no exact-date and which of these U.S. carriers – AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Sprint or any of those mentioned devices will going to receive the KitKat update starting today and this coming few days, weeks or even months from now on.
Source: via Android Central