Android 4.4 KitKat Update Is Here: AT&T Galaxy S4 Receives New OS; AT&T Galaxy Note 3 Gets Patched Prior To Rollout

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on February 26 2014 9:25 PM
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Android 4.4 update for AT&T Galaxy S4 Android Police/Craig B

The Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 continues with the AT&T model now receiving the new operating system.

The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 is updating promptly after the mobile network announced its rollout on Tuesday. The Galaxy S4 I337UCUFNB1 build software is now available over the air and through manual prompt by accessing Settings > General > About device > Software update on the handset.

Android 4.4 includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security and smarter power use. The update also features a new phone dialer app, a new gallery app and the “touch to focus” option.

Meanwhile, the AT&T Galaxy Note 3, which has not yet been updated to Android 4.4, is now receiving an incremental update directly from Samsung. The N900AUCUBNB4 build software for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software is now available over the air and through Samsung Kies. The update includes various bug fixes, enhancements to GMS apps and libraries, Google Drive, FOTA Enhancements, and a Samsung account update. There has been no word as to when the AT&T Galaxy Note 3 will update to Android 4.4, but leaked firmware for this model is available.

Samsung Galaxy Update Progress

Thus far the international Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 and GT-I9500 models as well as the Sprint and U.S. Cellular models have been updated to Android 4.4. Carriers including T-Mobile, Verizon, Metro PCS and Cricket still await the rollout for their Galaxy S4 models.

Notably, Samsung confirmed in mid-February the Android 4.4 update for 14 smartphones and tablets in the Galaxy line. These devices include the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 zoom, Galaxy S 3, Galaxy S 3 mini, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Light, Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition; however, only Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 models have begun to update at this point.

According to Samsung, the Android 4.4 update will continue throughout the coming months. Exact rollout dates will likely be determined by the different carriers, with the most recent high-end devices likely to update first. Rumors indicate that the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 may begin to update around March. No rollout dates have been proposed for other Galaxy devices slated for update.

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