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Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update for HTC One, Galaxy Note 3, Note 2, S4, S3 (Sprint, AT&T, Verizon)

( [email protected] ) Jun 03, 2014 09:45 PM EDT
The new Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense 6.0 is now available on Sprint and Verizon's HTC One M7, while US Cellular's Samsung Galaxy s3 is getting a similar version of the Android 4.4 KitKat.

The new Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense 6.0 is now available on Sprint and Verizon's HTC One M7, while US Cellular's Samsung Galaxy s3 is getting a similar version of the Android 4.4 KitKat.   

Both the Verizon and Sprint's latest rollout for the HTC One M7 comes bundled with the HTC's Sense 6.0 user-interface software. Aesthetically, the Sense 6.0 is similar to the Sense 5, but is redesigned around lighter and brighter colors.

Related: Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update for Galaxy Note 3, Note 2 and S4 

The new software comes with improved BlinkFeed that improves the social media experience by offering better interfacing with networks such as Facebook, Foursquare, Google+ and Instagram. Users will also have the option to customize the news feed.

A Sense 6.0 feature that HTC is actively promoting is the Motion Launch feature, which allows users to lock their phones and launch apps using gestures. Other improvements include a redesigned Camera Gallery and TV app.

Verizon had rolled out the most recent Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update for the HTC One M7 since last Tuesday, while Sprint is releasing the same update but in stages. Even though the Android 4.4.2 with Sense 6 is available on Sprint, subscribers will not be getting the update at the same time.

Instead, Sprint HTC One M7 users will have to wait for a notification first before downloading the upgrade. Sprint also advices subscribers to charge their smartphones to over 50 percent before installation.

Meanwhile, US Cellular is finally rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update for the Samsung Galaxy s3. Please keep in mind that the Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update for the Samsung Galaxy s3 is separate from the HTC One M7 version -- the main difference being that the HTC version has Sense 6.0 installed.

The Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update for US Cellular Samsung Galaxy s3 comes with better optimization with Google+ Hangouts. Other features include improved camera app and phone dialer.

Besides US Cellular, Sprint is the only other carrier that has the Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update for the Samsung Galaxy s3. Sprint has also released the Android 4.4 KitKat for the Galaxy s3 through its subsidiaries, namely Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile.

At this time, other mobile service providers such as AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have yet to roll out a similar Android update.