Samsung has confirmed a slew of their device that are set to receive an Android 4.4.2 KitKat update. Some we were already aware of, others not so much. The good news though, it looks like quite a few devices that some might not have expected will be getting an update. Samsung’s press communication this morning offers up a full list of which models will be gaining the update along with a few little bullet points on what it will do for those devices.
· Location Menu: An integrated location menu enables users to easily activate GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks, while simultaneously checking the battery usage of apps running location service capabilities.
· Enhanced Messaging: Enables users to choose between Messages or Hangouts as their preferred default messaging application, and select from a larger assortment of updated Emoji icons.
· Upgraded Google Mobile Serviceâ„¢ (GMS) apps: Users can automatically back up photos and video and can open, view, rename and share Google Docs and files.
The device list includes 14 various Samsung Galaxy model devices from a variety of carriers. Obviously some of these devices are flagship devices that are currently on multiple carriers which will mean that carrier updates will most likely be staggered even for the same model. They mention that “updates beginning today and continuing throughout the coming months”, but of course it will all on the carriers timeline. As we start to hear about and see various devices on various carriers start to receive their updates we will let you know.
Galaxy Note 3
Galaxy Note 2
Galaxy S4 mini
Galaxy S4 Active
Galaxy S4 Zoom
Galaxy S3 mini
Galaxy Note 8.0
Galaxy Tab 3
Galaxy Note 10.1
Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition)
If you happen to see the Android 4.4.2 update hit your device give us a shout out in the comments and let us know the device, carrier and file size if you wouldn’t mind.