Samsung continues its slow but steady Android 4.4 upgrading process for flagship devices, rolling out KitKat to the “international” Galaxy S4, as well as to another US carrier-specific Note 3 variant.
It all began in January, when select European and Asian Note 3 models were treated to an OTA (over-the-air) KitKat makeover. Since then, multiple additional versions automatically received the same chocolaty port, including those locked on Sprint.
Simultaneously, the other top dog in Samsung’s mobile phone lineup, the Galaxy S4, got scrumptious Android 4.4 software packs, first in its LTE-Advanced flavor exclusive to Korea, then in the Exynos-powered variation, and stateside on Sprint and AT&T.
Today, it’s reportedly the turn of Note 3 users on T-Mobile and GS4 owners in a host of Eurasian countries to rejoice. Magenta customers should have a prompt message waiting for them to tap “install”, though firstly, you may want to hook up your phablet to a Wi-Fi connection.
Weighing in at close to 500 MB, the big guy’s update doesn’t drastically alter things, subtly revamping the user interface and slightly improving everything from battery life to location services, Wi-Fi, camera performance and overall speed.
Remember, these OTAs are usually staggered, so the rollout might be underway, but certain users could be kept waiting up to a week or so.
Meanwhile, all you folks rocking Samsung Galaxy S4s model numbered GT-I9500 and GT-I9505 in Belgium, Greece, Poland, Malaysia and Philippines, be on the lookout for a firmware tipping the scales at between 360 and 425 MB.
No automatic activity yet? Then be sure to perform a standard manual check, by tapping Settings from the notification tray, More, About device, and finally Software Update. A reboot may also help do the trick, albeit, like always, patience is advised in case there are any delays.
Oh, and we’d very much appreciate it if you helped us round up the markets where Android 4.4 KitKat is being currently deployed to the Galaxy S4. So, anything to add on the above mentioned list?