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Missing Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat Update for U.S. Spotted Again



A missing Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat update for the United States has been spotted again as Samsung continues to tease AT&T Galaxy S4 users.

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.

The AT&T Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat update has been spotted again on Samsung's website.

The AT&T Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat update has been spotted again on Samsung’s website.

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.



  1. Steven M. Baer

    02/21/2014 at 4:56 pm

    Does anyone have any data to determine if the KitKat (4.4) release on a US Carrier Samsung Note 3 solves the WiFi instability problem many of us have seen experiencing since Android 4.3 was forced on us?

  2. Spyder

    02/21/2014 at 5:16 pm

    Actually I have 4.4.2 on my sghi337 yep white at&t s4 and no wifi issue have not been resolved been running this o’s for about 3 weeks now. That’s only issue I have found this far.

  3. YG

    02/21/2014 at 6:13 pm

    What WiFi issue?

  4. Tiller

    02/21/2014 at 9:07 pm

    Adam Mills you are a horrible writer. Please take the time to attend a journalism class and try to develop some measure of writing skill. Thank you and have a pleasant weekend.

  5. Jay Kai Kiba Smith (@thewolfydragon)

    02/22/2014 at 1:40 am

    Can’t wait for it to come to UK… Android 4.3 has so many issues….

    I also have the wifi issue.. Even when in same room as router I get “your wifi connection is unstable” message ever 3-15 seconds.

  6. no o

    02/22/2014 at 3:05 am

    Thats samsungs fault, fool. 4.3 is fine.

  7. no o

    02/22/2014 at 3:07 am

    Tiller, you are hillariously correct.
    Spyder, stfu acting all knowing with your clearly unofficial install.

  8. no o

    02/22/2014 at 3:09 am

    Jai kai gaydrag
    Fix your router. Also disable your setting on your phone that causes it to auto switch wifi connections and it should help out a lot.

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