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18th February 2014, 07:13 PM   |  #1  
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Congratulations Everyone, we are all getting 4.4.2 official from samsung! Anyone receive the update yet?

http://www.androidcentral.com/samsun...oid-442-kitkat

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Samsung this morning announced which of its devices are planned to receive an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The list doesn't appear to contain any real surprises, but it's good to have some confirmation.

Here's how it breaks down for devices in the U.S.:

Galaxy Note 3
Galaxy Note II
Galaxy S4
Galaxy S4 mini
Galaxy S4 Active
Galaxy S4 zoom
Galaxy S III
Galaxy S III mini
Galaxy Mega
Galaxy Light
Galaxy Note 8.0
Galaxy Tab 3
Galaxy Note 10.1
Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Updates begin today, Samsung says — it didn't mention on which devices — so stay tuned.
Samsung Confirms KitKat for U.S. Smartphones and Tablets

DALLAS, February 18, 2014 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced today that a number of Samsung Galaxy® devices will receive the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) software update, enriching the Galaxy experience.

The upgrade provides a number of innovative, easy-to-use features that enhance the user experience, including a more intuitive user interface, enhanced messaging capabilities and updated applications:

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 Service™ (GMS) apps: Users can automatically back up photos and video and can open, view, rename and share Google Docs and files.

Samsung Galaxy U.S. devices currently scheduled to receive the KitKat update include select carrier variants of the Galaxy Note® 3, Galaxy Note® II, Galaxy S® 4, Galaxy S® 4 mini™, Galaxy S® 4 Active™, Galaxy S® 4 zoom™, Galaxy S® III, Galaxy S® III mini™, Galaxy Mega®, Galaxy Light, Galaxy Note® 8.0, Galaxy Tab® 3, Galaxy Note® 10.1, Galaxy Note® 10.1 2014 Edition.

Availability varies by carrier and product, with updates beginning today and continuing throughout the coming months.

18th February 2014, 07:18 PM   |  #2  
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But will VzW push it out? Or will we need to root to get it?
18th February 2014, 07:28 PM   |  #3  
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Congratulations Everyone, we are all getting 4.4.2 official from samsung! Anyone receive the update yet?[/url]


They didn't say when and you can assume Verizon will be last. Nothing to see here for months.
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But will VzW push it out? Or will we need to root to get it?

For the sound of it, it seems like an over the air update from Samsung. Either way ITS 4.4.2 TW
18th February 2014, 11:38 PM   |  #5  
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For the sound of it, it seems like an over the air update from Samsung. Either way ITS 4.4.2 TW

The update will NOT come before Verizon's approval which means it will be delayed for months...after all the other carriers get it. The Nexus 7 2014 JUST got certified last week. (or week before) It has been out for eons. This is how it always is with Verizon.
18th February 2014, 11:41 PM   |  #6  
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Well hopefully we get a leak or port from one of the other carriers and the masters can do their magic.

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19th February 2014, 12:05 AM   |  #7  
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The update will NOT come before Verizon's approval which means it will be delayed for months...

The really significant thing is that we *are* going to get the update. I was expecting 4.3 to be the last. Even if it takes months it will still be far earlier that I would have expected, even assuming that we were going to get another major update at all. (Face it. 4.3 took forever for even Samsung to get out.) This opens the possibility that we might even get another update someday.

Of course, I plan to have a Galaxy Note 4 in 10 months or so.
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Well hopefully we get a leak or port from one of the other carriers and the masters can do their magic.



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The really significant thing is that we *are* going to get the update. I was expecting 4.3 to be the last. Even if it takes months it will still be far earlier that I would have expected, even assuming that we were going to get another major update at all. (Face it. 4.3 took forever for even Samsung to get out.) This opens the possibility that we might even get another update someday. Of course, I plan to have a Galaxy Note 4 in 10 months or so.


It seems generally speaking that the big name manufacturers (at least Samsung/Moto/HTC) are getting the point that these devices deserve the updates and it promotes customer loyalty! I like the fact Google is pushing them too
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Well the biggest thing is that the 4.4.2 requires little ram. I might have jumped the gun on release but I am happy that we are in line to get it. I really hope that AT&T, Verizon or another service releases the update. I am pretty sure that when the international version get shipped out, someone will definitely port it over
20th February 2014, 01:57 AM   |  #10  
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im not even excited about a 4.4 update i just got the 4.3 update in december and even after updateing verizon was saying we have no info on a 4.3 update being released for my note 2 and i gotto say the update is not all that great after the update my camera which on 4.1 took great pics now takes grainy pics that are awful

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