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Android 4.4.4 Software Update for Galaxy Note 3, S4, S5 (AT&T, Sprint, T-mobile, Verizon)

( [email protected] ) Sep 17, 2014 12:48 PM EDT
Samsung’s Android 4.4.4 KitKat rollout is starting to reach the major U.S. carriers for devices such as the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5, and Galaxy S4 mobile devices.

Samsung's Android 4.4.4 KitKat rollout is starting to reach the major U.S. carriers for devices such as the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5, and Galaxy S4 mobile devices.

Released back in June, the Android 4.4.4 KitKat was introduced at roughly the same time as the Android 4.4.3 KitKat. The two software updates were intended to address major bugs associated with the previous Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Even so, Samsung still keeps the Android 4.4.2 KitKat on a number of current devices.

In the sections below, we will examine the current rollout situation for the Android 4.4.4 KitKat at the following mobile service providers - Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T.

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Galaxy S5

A few days ago, Verizon began introducing the Android 4.4.4 KitKat for its newest Galaxy S5 flagship device. The carrier may be the first amongst the crowd to be rolling out this version of the Android software.

There is still no official word from the other carriers regarding their own Android 4.4.4 KitKat release date. However, GottaBeMobile reported that Sprint may be pushing out the Android 4.4.4 at a later date. Naturally, this information remains speculative.

So far, neither AT&T nor T-Mobile has confirmed when their version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 will start receiving the Android 4.4.4 KitKat upgrade.

Galaxy S4

Of the four carriers mentioned earlier, T-Mobile is the only one that is offering the Android 4.4.4 KitKat for the Galaxy S4. According to T-Mobile's official change log, the software will be made available to consumers over-the-air (OTA). This update began just a few days ago.

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Galaxy Note 3

Even though it has already released the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung is making plans to upgrade the older Galaxy Note 3. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Note 3 is still using Android 4.4.2 KitKat at a number of carriers at this moment.

Still, it seems that Sprint will be going ahead with their plans to bring the newer Android 4.4.4 KitKat update to the Galaxy Note 3. This information was first confirmed by Samsung via its official support site.