Android 4.4.2 KitKat Now On Samsung Galaxy S4, Note 3

by Dale Wright

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 31 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Now On Samsung Galaxy S4, Note 3

Samsung has started to rollout the newest version of the Android operating system, Android 4.4.2 KitKat, to its Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 smartphones in the UK.

Owners of the Samsung phones reported yesterday on the Android Central forums that the OTA software update was being issued to their handsets automatically over the air.  The Android KitKat update will get to phones on different carriers at different times, and it’s thought that unlocked smartphones will get the download first.

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Android 4.4.2 KitKat isn’t a big change; it’s mainly slight tweaks to the previous OS.  Certain icons have changed colour and the call screen has had a design refresh.  The notifications bar has turned transparent in some apps, full screen support has been added for apps and you’ll also be able to add album artwork to your lock screen.

Contacts on your Samsung smartphone can now be organised by who you speak to the most, and you’ll also be able to receive native cloud printing support.  For Samsung users on other devices, don’t worry: Samsung has said that it will bring Android 4.4 KitKat to several other smartphones and tablets, including the Galaxy S3, the S3 mini, Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Tab 3, and the Galaxy Note 10.1.

If you’re in the UK and an owner of a Samsung Galaxy S4 or Note 3, and you’re still waiting for your Android 4.4.2 update, don’t worry.  As we mentioned, the rollout is likely to take time depending on what mobile network you’re on, so it might just be that the update hasn’t reached you yet.  However, if you’re still not seeing any Android KitKat in a day or so, it might be a good idea to run a manual update through the Samsung Kies software on your desktop.