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.
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.
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.
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.
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.