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Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 update expected in January

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A Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 update has been teased, with the software refresh set to be introduced in January.

With Android 4.4 KitKat having been introduced earlier this month aboard the Google Nexus 5, the Samsung Galaxy S4 looks set to be one of the first none-Nexus devices to add the latest iteration of Google’s mobile operating system.

According to a leaked internal Samsung document detailing the company’s Android 4.4 update plans, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will make the jump to KitKat in January, alongside the company’s latest stylus-hosting handset, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

With the most recent flagship phones set to add Android 4.4 at the start of the year, the leaked document has also revealed that last year’s Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will add an Android 4.4 update between March and April of 2014.

Earlier this month the Samsung Galaxy S4 was updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, with the software patch adding compatibility with the Samsung Galaxy Gear, the company’s handset-connecting smartwatch device.

With Android 4.4 KitKat bringing a range of new features to compatible handsets, the software refresh sees an all new search incorporating homescreen brought to devices.

Earlier this week, a Google Nexus 4 Android 4.4 update was rolled out. According to Google, the update “adds a number of new features and improves performance.”

Exact updates include “Hangouts, which can now bring all of your SMS and MMS messages alongside your other conversations and video calls.”

Further improvements will see “search for nearby places in the all new phone app, and identify unknown callers with caller ID by Google.”

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Via: SamMobile

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November 24, 2013, 8:47 pm

Heck where did you forget the
Motorola Moto x and even moto G
Foolish article


November 25, 2013, 1:00 am

Blah blah blah, we are yet to see 4.3 for sgn2 in the uk. There is no news as to how stable the update is in the regions it has been released. Samsung should give sgn2 airview and other S pen features of the sgn3 rather than 4.4


November 25, 2013, 2:03 pm

We just got 4.3 here in Canada I have to say that was absolutely a waste of an update they should have just updated to 4.4 not even sure why they even bother with 4.3. Only thing that they do it was update better on the memory, samsung knox, and a few other minor changes other than that nothing worth while.


November 26, 2013, 2:16 am

hi there will they update their software on videos we could transfer to phone to watch. i mean only certain vidz can play

a user

January 5, 2014, 3:46 pm

Are they going to include code so the orientaion sensor works again? Right now my GPS/compass app does not work properly because it was left out.

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