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Android 4.4.4 Kitkat Update for Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, Note 2, Note 3 (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile Roundup)

( [email protected] ) Nov 03, 2014 12:45 PM EST
As many Android fans are predicting 5.0 Lollipop's release on their own devices, most Samsung users have yet to even receive the previous version, 4.4.4 Kitkat, that was launched in June of this year.
Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 has updated to 4.4.4 Kitkat, but many Samsung devices haven't. Photo: Phandroid

As many Android fans are predicting 5.0 Lollipop's release on their own devices, most Samsung users have yet to even receive the previous version, 4.4.4 Kitkat, that was launched in June of this year.

A leaked report from justaboutphones.com breaks down Samsung's alleged release schedule for the final Kitkat update. While the document doesn't show specific dates, it does show specific model numbers for the Samsung Galaxy S4, S4 LTE, S4 Mini, S4 Mini Duos, S5, Note 3, Note 3 LTE, Note 3 Neo, Galaxy Grand 2, Grand 2 Duos, Note 2, and Note 2 LTE.

According to the chart, the S5, Note 3, and Note 3 LTE have all completed phase 2 of testing and the S4, S4 LTE, and Note 3 Neo are all in final testing stages. The remaining models are all in a pending state, but show an ETA of November, 2014.

Here's a round-up of release information for each U.S. carrier:

Verizon

Those Verizon customers with the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung's latest and greatest smartphone, have mostly received their 4.4.4 update a month earlier than the projected October date. Verizon is the nation's number one carrier, so that move only made sense. The S4 and Note 3 also have received the update for Verizon customers.

Sprint

The Galaxy Note 2 is reported to have the 4.4.4 update for Sprint customers, while most of the Note 3s released in September with the update already installed. The Galaxy S5 is also said to have received the update in September.

AT&T

AT&T, once again, was last to the party with this update, but word from customers is that the S5 and Note 3 have finally been upgraded to 4.4.4 as of this month. No word yet on the S4 or the rest on the list.

T-Mobile

The Galaxy S4 and S5 have both been upgraded to 4.4.4 for T-Mobile customers, as well as the Note 3.

These potential updates to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat probably won't last long as we expect them to roll out to pave the way for Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is said to arrive to all Android-running devices much more quickly than 4.4.4 did. The Lollipop update is the company's largest update since 2012's first version of Jelly Bean 4.1.

Keep in mind that launch time frames rely on manufacturer, region, carrier, and model, so if you still don't have the update, it should be coming by the end of November.