Android 4.4 KitKat Update Is Here: T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 Receives New OS; Rollout For International Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) Continues

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

Unlike some other carriers, which announced their upcoming updates or conspicuously leaked internal documents indicating when the Android 4.4 update would begin, T-Mobile gave no indication as to when the would begin. In fact, the carrier has still not officially announced the update; several T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 users on the network’s support forum as well as members of the XDA developer’s forum discovered the update on Wednesday.

attachment Android 4.4 for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3  XDA Developers Forums/allenjthomsen/shadowjin

Even so, the Android 4.4 KitKat N900TUVUCNB4 build software is now available over the air and through Samsung Kies. Currently, there is no change log available, but users should expect the same Android 4.4 KitKat enhancements that have come to other Galaxy Note 3 models.

Users should be able to prompt the 495MB Android 4.4 update manually by accessing Settings > General > About device > Software update on their T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 handsets.

Thus far the Sprint Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4, the U.S. Cellular Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4, and the AT&T Galaxy S4 models have begun updating to Android 4.4. Notably, Sprint confirmed on Wednesday that the update is hitting its devices, even though the network began rolling out Android 4.4 in February. Samsung also confirmed in mid-February that it would be updating 14 Galaxy Devices in the U.S.

Meanwhile, the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the international Galaxy S4 LTE (GT-I9505) continues to roll out and is now hitting more handsets in Europe and Asia. The update originally began for the GT-I9505 in late February in Germany; now Galaxy S4 owners in Poland, Belgium, Greece, Malaysia, Philippines are receiving Android 4.4. Currently, the international Galaxy S4 3G (GT-I9500) is updating in Russia; there has been no recent news about Android 4.4 hitting that model in other countries.  

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