Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update Still Rolling Out

While some devices are being upgraded to Android 4.4.3 KitKat and Android 4.4.4 KitKat, Samsung is continuing to push out its Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to Galaxy users with the latest update a Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for owners of the company’s Galaxy S4 Zoom.

Back in February, Samsung started pushing out the Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat upgrade. The update, which followed the Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat roll out, pushed out in the United States before heading to other Galaxy S4 variants in the weeks and months after the initial push. And while the Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update has been pushing for several months now, it’s still not complete.

There are still several Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat updates missing in action though one of them has emerged today in the form of the Galaxy S4 Zoom Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, an update that follows in the footsteps of updates for the regular Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S4 Active, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini.

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Thanks to SamMobile, we now know that Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Zoom KitKat update is pushing out to users in Russia. Russian Galaxy S4 Zoom users are the first to receive the update though they certainly won’t be the last.

Samsung’s Android 4.4 KitKat updates take a staggered approach. This means that the company starts off slow before pushing the update out to regions and users all over the world. The roll out process can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months. The roll out process is also extremely random and unpredictable so users will need to remain on their toes moving forward.

The Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 Zoom is similar to the one that’s rolled out for other Galaxy S4 models. It comes with some incremental changes including a cosmetic change to the status bar, performance enhancements and more. It’s not in the same league as Android L but it’s a welcomed update nonetheless.

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This update is just the latest Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to push out but it’s certainly not going to be the last. There are still a number of Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat updates that remain out of reach and without release dates.

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In Australia, Telstra, Vodafone and Optus have yet to roll out their Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat updates though Vodafone and Optus continue to hint at roll outs in July. Release dates still haven’t been confirmed which means that the timing serves as an ETA.

In the United States, users on MetroPCS and C Spire Wireless are still waiting for their upgrade to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Neither carrier has delivered pertinent information about the missing upgrade so it’s not clear when the updates might roll out.

Samsung’s Android 4.4.2 KitKat roll out continues in the face of Android 4.4.3 KitKat and Android 4.4.4 KitKat roll outs that have landed for a number of other users including Nexus owners, owners of Sony Xperia devices, Motorola smartphones, and the HTC One. HTC began rolling out the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update to its HTC One M8 yesterday with the first update landing on Sprint.

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Android 4.4.3 KitKat and Android 4.4.4 KitKat are not major Android updates though they come with some significant changes on board. Both are bug fixers for the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, an update that delivered a number of issues to Android owners including Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, and Galaxy Note 2 users.

Samsung still hasn’t confirmed any Android 4.4.3 KitKat or Android 4.4.4 KitKat release plans though rumors suggested that the company was working on Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 LTE-A Android 4.4.3 KitKat updates for the summer. Neither update has popped up and it’s unclear if Google’s new Android 4.4.4 KitKat update affected its plans.

Comments

  1. Col A says

    Samsung’s extreme tardiness and poor customer service have convinced me to switch to the new and larger iphone when it arrives. By failing to translate an Android update for 8 or 9 months shows little respect for those who have shelled out good money for a premium device and then to keep everyone in the dark as to its progress is just rude.

    • ctleng76 says

      That update is only for the international version (I9500). It won’t work on the SGH-I337 (US AT&T version).

  2. DougS says

    I have a Galaxy S3 under ATT in US and I got it a couple weeks ago. My phone has been randomly rebooting several times a day ever since, not happy! Like a previous posted said, I think I will look at the new bigger iPhones coming out in the fall. I was an iphone user who switched to Android to get a bigger screen. I am still torn between the 2 OS’s but iOS was definitely more stable than Android IMHO.

  3. Jacquez says

    I upgraded my phone last week and I went from being completely in love with my phone to absolutely hating it. The security features are supposed to be better but ICl can’t lock my screen because it locks itself over and over again until it either reboots itself or just stops working and I have to reboot manually. The screen doesnt respond to touch like it used to, my keyboard is always dismissing by itself. I just really hate it, and dont have the time tell you everything i hate about it. Just now as im typing my auto-correct turned off and i cant turn it back on lol. Im going to back up all my files and do a factory reset and upgrade to the software just before the latest, and if that doesnt work im switch to iphone

  4. Joey Smith says

    Let’s leave Samsung, they don’t respect their customers. When it comes to update, they’re really very slow. My T Mobile S4 is a piece of crap after it was updated to kitkat 4.4.2, I hate the phone and I’m willing to update it to 4.4.3 or 4.4.4 in order to see if it improves. I wish I could downgrade it to the oldest android version it had when I bought it. We have to move to Motorola, Nexus, HTC or whatever other phones, but Samsung SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Michael Rodriguez says

    It’s truth … I totally agree with Mr Smith, because Samsung devises are too expensive but are the last ones to be updated.

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