Android 4.4 KitKat Rolls Out To Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3 And Galaxy Note 2 U.S. Variants
By Karla Danica Figuerres | February 20, 2014 7:26 PM EST
Samsung has finally relieved its millions of fans in the U.S. who are waiting for Android 4.4 KitKat update. The Android 4.4 KitKat starts rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2 and other U.S. variants of Galaxy devices.
Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S4 (L) and Apple's iPhone 5 are seen in this file picture illustration taken in Seoul on May 13, 2013. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is bracing for its weakest smartphone profit growth in 2014 since 2007 as arch rival Apple Inc challenges its domination in China's $80 billion market. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Files
In the previous year, Google launched the Android 4.4 KitKat update. But back then, only the Nexus devices received it. Since then, some manufacturers have received the update but Samsung's flagship devices still haven't took a bite of the KitKat.
Here is a list of the Samsung Galaxy U.S. devices that the Korean tech giant plans to updated to the Android 4.4 KitKat:
- Galaxy Note 3
- Galaxy Note II
- Galaxy S 4
- Galaxy S4 mini
- Galaxy S4 Active
- Galaxy S4 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
The list above presents a sizeable number of devices. It is a good sign that Samsung is committing to bumping its products to Android 4.4 KitKat already. What is even better is that Samsung already broke its silence and confirmed that the Android 4.4 KitKat update is already coming, which means that fans will no longer spend weeks or months thinking when will they get the software update.
Similar to the software updates of Samsung in the past, the company announced that the exact release date of the Android 4.4 KitKat for the Galaxy devices will vary.
According to Samsung, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2 and other U.S. variants of Galaxy devices owners expect to see new goodies when they will receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update. Some updates are expected to come with Android 4.4 KitKat update like Wi-Fi and network toggles, Location Menu that will house GPS, upgraded Google apps with automatic photo and video back-up, enhanced messaging with an option to select the device's default messaging app and an improved and more intuitive UI.
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