Android 4.4 KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 in testing now?
It appears that Samsung has begun testing Android 4.4 KitKat for the i9500, so an official update might be released soon. That’s according to SamMobile, which is usually spot on with details regarding Samsung’s plans. However, it’s been noted that KitKat for the S4 GT-I9500 isn’t “stable enough” yet, so Samsung may still have some work to do.
Back in December, we told you that French carrier SFR was expecting KitKat to hit the Galaxy S4 at the end of January (this month). The update for the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung’s other flagship Android handset from last year, is expected to arrive at about the same time.
Earlier for the Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 was made available to anyone unwilling to wait for the official update. So we can only conclude that KitKat is officially coming to all S4 versions very soon. We’ll let you know exactly when it happens.
1. DnB925Art (Posts: 436; Member since: 23 May 2013)
Hopefully this comes out for the Note 2/S3. I'm sure if it does, it'll probably be the last as the phones will be right around or close to being 2 years old since release.
3. RohanM (Posts: 134; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)
Good, As Now I am thinking of getting a S4.. giving my N4 to bro.
4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1543; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Wait for S5, get it or get S4 because price drops.
5. Finalflash (Posts: 1937; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Wait for S5 because even if it is testing at SAMSUNG right now, it means all carriers will release it in 3+ months with more up to date versions of their spam/crap apps.
13. RohanM (Posts: 134; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)
I am in India so I will get a I-9500 ... so no carrier or their craps... :p
7. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 860; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Sweet! Can't wait :D .4.3 is great, but getting a bit old and crowded with other OEMs only updating their phones to it now, lol.
10. o0behnam0o (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Jan 2014)
after updating to kitkat does it support "ok google" command or they just have hey galaxy??? coz samsung UI really insist to use some features that is not as good as it should be.
11. Teja171 (unregistered)
I would prefer to say "ok galaxy, tell me the weather for today."
14. o0behnam0o (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Jan 2014)
its hey galaxy not ok galaxy and it doesn't have OK GOOGLE features
do u really know the dif???