U.S. Cellular has just started releasing the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update on Samsung Galaxy S4 (SCH-R970). The official 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update comes with build numbers R970TYUFNAE as the new update from previous 4.3 released on December R950VXUBMK3. The 4.42 KitKat update has been introduced with numerous user interface enhancements and improvements, including Camera, Voice Search, Google keyboard added with ‘Emoji” support, Hangouts and Phone Dialer. In addition to Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, there are some quite very noticeable changes like the new status bar icons which has changed into a white color, a camera app shortcut located in the lock screen, album art and music controls are also included.
Noting that U.S cellular is the second U.S. carrier that has unleashed an update right after Sprint Galaxy S4 4.4.2 update. So it seems, U.S. Cellular has quietly beaten-up other largest U.S. network providers.
The update is now officially roll out starting today and might last for a week and it can be downloaded via over-the-air and or by using Samsung Kies. To learn more on how to update your Galaxy S4 phone, just head-over at U.S. Cellular support page.
Here are the official changelog addresed by U.S. Cellular;
Phone Dialer – The new phone app automatically prioritizes your contacts based on the people you talk to the most. You can also search for nearby places and businesses, your contacts, or people in your Google Apps domain.
Camera – Enhanced the “touch to focus” option with a new circular, on screen control that can be dragged by your finger around the viewfinder to adjust a photo’s focus and exposure.
Hangouts With the new Hangouts app, all of your SMS and MMS messages are together in the same app, alongside your other conversations and video calls.
“Ok Google” – You don’t need to touch the screen to get things done. When on your home screen* or in Google Now, just say “Ok Google” to launch voice search, send a text, get directions or even play a song
Emoji everywhere – Sometimes words can’t express how you feel. For that, there’s Emoji, the colorful Japanese characters, now available on Google Keyboard.
Source: U.S. Cellular