Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat Update: Things That You Should Know

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By Karla Danica Figuerres | January 29, 2014 3:54 PM EST

Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat update is expected next month according to the rumors. Below are the things you need to know about the latest Android software.

Release Date: February or March

Currently, Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat release date in February or March looks feasible based on the rumours from SamMobile, Android Geeks and a confirmation form the French carrier SFR. Also, after the release of the Android 4.4 KitKat for the Galaxy Note 3, there is a possibility the KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 is on track

Mysterious KitKat Release Date

Although there are release date windows, expect the Android 4.4 KitKat update to roll out on a random date. It is hard to pinpoint an exact release date for the Galaxy Android update as Samsung rarely announces software updates. Expect the update to come out of thin air, similar to the Galaxy Note 3, wherein the update came without warning signs.

Updates come first to international models

The Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat update is expected to start with the international variants of the device first before starting with the carrier-branded variants. In the past, software updates always roll out to unbranded international versions first. The same thing occured to Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update and even Samsung updates before it. We can expect to see the same thing to happen with Galaxy S4.

U.S. Carriers' Updates

AT&T Galaxy S4 KitKat update recently leaked and it serves as a confirmation for the KitKat update for the carrier and other carriers. We can expect to see the Android 4.4 KitKat update for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Verizon and regional prepaid carriers Galaxy S4 variants.

Slow roll out

Galaxy S4 KitKat update is set to roll out in stages similar to previous software updates. Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 updates started rolling out in October. Presently, there are still devices without Android 4.3. This usual happens so expect the roll out to extend over the course of a few weeks to months.  

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