Earlier this week, Samsung confirmed a number of Android 4.4 KitKat updates for the United States including updates for the company’s four big name devices, the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy S3. Samsung did not tag these updates with release dates, leaving that up to individual carriers.
Last week, we saw the Sprint Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat update start rolling out, making it the first Samsung Galaxy Android 4.4 KitKat update to land for the United States. This week, we saw the update joined by three more updates including the U.S. Cellular Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat updates and the Sprint Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update that started rolling out yesterday.
Neither Samsung nor the remaining U.S. carriers have announced anything though Samsung continues to tease one of the missing Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat updates.
Earlier this month, we discovered a listing for the AT&T Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat update on Samsung’s website. Strange, because AT&T and Samsung haven’t announced the update and the device remains on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The listing was limited to the black version of the Galaxy S4 though now, it has spread to the others.
A quick check on Samsung’s website reveals that the company now lists all three AT&T Galaxy S4 variants, including the white and red models, with Android 4.4 KitKat on board. None of these devices currently runs Android 4.4 KitKat.
As we have pointed out, at the very least, this confirms Samsung’s plan to update the AT&T Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 KitKat. At best, it means that an update is right around the corner. The listings are also the ultimate tease for owners of the AT&T Galaxy S4, still waiting for the Android 4.4 KitKat update.
For the moment, a release remains out of reach but typically we see American carriers release software updates within a few weeks of each other so we an update could be just a few days away from touching down for AT&T’s Galaxy S4 variant.
When it does touch down, the update will likely be similar to the other Android 4.4 KitKat updates that have landed in the United States. That means that it should be an incremental update, bringing Android 4.4 KitKat features to Galaxy S4 owners. Of course, AT&T will likely put its own spin on the update which could mean enhancements and fixes that are specifically for its version of the device.
T-Mobile and Verizon Galaxy S4 users are in the same boat though those updates have not appeared on Samsung’s website, teasing users ahead of their arrival.