According to a leaked update schedule, Samsung is in the process of preparing to roll out the much-anticipated Android 4.4.4 KitKat upgrade to nine variants of its former flagship smartphones before the end of November, 2014.
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Verizon has started rolling out a relatively minor over-the-air stability update to all its carrier-branded Galaxy S4 handsets currently located in the United States. Unfortunately, this upgrade doesn’t bring much in terms of added functionality, but it does include a plethora of much-needed bug fixes and speed optimizations.
Samsung has today announced its brand new extended warranty program designed exclusively for Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, and soon-to-be Galaxy Note 4 users who reside in the United States.
Samsung’s WatchON app is relatively popular — in addition to its ability to control set-top boxes and TVs, it can also play on-demand content (both free and paid).
Today, Samsung released WatchON Plus to the Play Store, but is only available to Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 owners. The app features an updated UI, but doesn’t appear to have any added functionality.
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Talk about free upgrades…
Reddit user TweektheGeek’s Galaxy S4 overheated and partially melted overnight — he contacted Samsung, and was told he’d be receiving both a new device and a mail-back box to send his old device back for inspection.
While the mail-back box came, no new device ever showed up. Enter HTC product manager Leigh Momii.
According to a number of tips, Google Play Edition devices are now getting the Android 4.4.3 over-the-air update. The latest update to Android was only just released yesterday, but already a number of devices are getting it.
Currently it seems like it’s mainly the HTC One M7 and Samsung Galaxy S4 that are getting the update, but other Google Play Edition device owners, especially owners of the HTC One M8, should expect it pretty soon.
Source: Android Police
Samsung has put a lot of effort into its apps of late, but a recent study shows that its efforts are mostly for nothing. The company clearly still has a long way to go.
According to the study, users spend a very little amount of time on Samsung’s apps. These apps include services like ChatON, which is Samsung’s answer to WhatsApp. In fact, the report shows that users of the Galaxy S3 and S4 spent an average of 6 seconds per month on ChatON, which is compared to over 11 hours on Facebook per month and 2 hours per month on Instagram.
While the Galaxy S4 is no longer Samsung‘s flagship device, that doesn’t mean it can’t still make headlines! The Samsung Galaxy S4 on AT&T will begin getting the Android 4.4 KitKat update tomorrow, according to details that AT&T posted on their website.
There are a number of small changes that users will get with the update. On the AT&T side of the update, users will now be able to drag and drop to uninstall or disable applications, and users should also experience improvements in call reliability. There will also be some TouchWiz changes and some changes to the lock screen.
Via: Android Authority
Just yesterday, Sprint rolled out the KitKat update to its Galaxy Note 3 and US Cellular will soon follow the lead. US Cellular will start releasing the KitKat update to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 by today.
The OTA, which will be available anytime by today, will update your device to the latest Android 4.4.2 version. The baseband version for the Android 4.4.2 KitKat build for the Galaxy Note 3 is R970TYUFNAE and N900R4TYUCNAB for the Galaxy S4. The update brings a few changes to your device, such as the ability to choose the default texting app, improved location settings, camera shortcut on the lockscreen, wireless printing capabilities etc. and in addition, US Cellular says that it will include a new user interface.
Source: US Cellular
Ahead of the release of Samsung‘s next flagship model, the Galaxy S5, Samsung has begun rolling out Android 4.4.2 to the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500). This will bring a number of small UI changes such as the white notifications icons instead of the multi-color that Samsung has been using on their devices.
The phone will also get a performance boost, and will now get better benchmark scores. The lock screen has also been changed, and users can now access the camera straight from the lock screen. While playing music, the album art will also now be showed in full screen on the lock screen.
Other Android 4.4.2 changes include wireless printing, a number of new emojis, and so on. The update is being rolled out in phases, so you may not get it for a few weeks.