Official Android 4.4 KitKat update for s4 active thread - all discussions here

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By android.zealot.fervor, Senior Member on 18th February 2014, 04:48 PM
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Earlier this month, a leak bought an unofficial list of devices that would be getting updated to Android 4.4 KitKat, at least in the U.S.. Today, Samsung USA has decided to make things official and has announced which of its phones and tablets will be getting the KitKat update, with many of the devices that were named in the leak actually included in the official list, including low-end devices like the Galaxy Tab 3 and the Galaxy S III mini (the upgraded model with LTE launched last year on AT&T and Verizon, not the international variant that came out in 2012.)

If you’re rocking a Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy S4, expect to see a notification for the update today itself, especially if you’re on Sprint or US Cellular, as Samsung mentions that it will start rolling out starting today, confirming earlier leaks that suggested the update would be making its way to devices on the two networks.

Here’s the full list of devices that will be getting KitKat:

• 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

That’s a pretty big list, which should make users of the aforementioned devices quite happy, though if you’re using a non-flagship device, we would recommend patience as Samsung will likely take its time pushing out the newer version of Android. The presence of the Galaxy Note 10.1 on the list is especially good to see, as users of the device have been pretty vocal of the poor support Samsung has extended to the original Galaxy Note tablet, with the device on Android 4.1.2 for more than a year.

Here’s the press release:

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.
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18th February 2014, 05:15 PM |#2  
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but will there be ANT+ support
samsung say they are adding support for ANT+ devices to the s4 and note will the active be getting ANT+ in the 4.4 update
18th February 2014, 05:24 PM |#3  
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of course they'll update it to 4.4/4.4.2 if they don't they'll lose future revenue and income
18th February 2014, 07:27 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by APeter001

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okay so for now take a long nap. don't wake up till we say so okay?
18th February 2014, 07:42 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by gonemad02

okay so for now take a long nap. don't wake up till we say so okay?

I'll just keep eating Jelly Beans with the roots attached til then.
18th February 2014, 11:24 PM |#7  
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anyone seen this actually rollout yet?
19th February 2014, 01:52 AM |#8  
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I guess it's good news, but for me, news reporting that the border has been unlocked would be far better.

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19th February 2014, 04:45 AM |#9  
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Personally, I wont be touching 4.4 unless it comes in the form of an AOSP ROM, hopefully CM gets on it. More likely to keep this on CM10.2 until I upgrade to a new device. I bet the GS5 is released before our updates are.
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will i9295 get the 4.4.2 update??

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19th February 2014, 09:52 PM |#11  
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I hope so. Why not? There's nothing saying that is for US market only.

I have heard that people in Korea are getting update for s4 active.

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