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Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) is now receiving the KitKat treatment

0. phoneArena 20 Feb 2014, 09:29 posted on

Samsung Galaxy S4 fans, rejoice! Well, at least the ones who have the GT-I9500 version of the flagship smartphone. Android 4.4.2 KitKat is now officially rolling out as an OTA update for one of Samsung's bestsellers...

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posted on 20 Feb 2014, 09:42 2

1. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 380; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


Update policies on Android are a shame. KitKat came to market in October 2013. Only now, 2 or 3 weeks before the S5 is released, the upadted arrives for its successor.

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 10:14 2

7. nexusdude (Posts: 149; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


You mean predecessor?

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 11:27 1

9. Jayshmay (Posts: 65; Member since: 27 Mar 2011)


The s5 is being ANNOUNCED, not released, released means you can actually go buy it. All that's happening Monday is an announcement.

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 09:45 1

2. skymitch89 (Posts: 1056; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Not only the GS4, but the Note 3 is getting it as well. I'm in the process of downloading it for my Sprint Note 3 now.

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 12:36

12. skymitch89 (Posts: 1056; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Got it installed and have only noticed that the lock screen is a bit more responsive (less lag when turning on & off and unlocking) and the icon colors in the notification bar, as well as some apps opening a little faster.

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 09:48

3. jskates420 (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Jun 2013)


I wonder if the Gs4 mini for sprint will get it soon..

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 09:51

4. rosh900 (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Feb 2014)


NO go for my Tmobile Note3 yet :(

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 09:52 6

5. skymitch89 (Posts: 1056; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


And people, if you don't like waiting 3-4 months to get the next version of Android sent to your device by the manufacturers, then you should either get a Nexus device or install custom ROMS. It takes that long for an update because they need to make sure that the update is "quality" & "bug free". Also, they need to put their custom UI skins in with the update as well.

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 20:21 1

18. davenycept (Posts: 172; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


Thank you.. I mean yes Samsung use to be worse on their updates..my stock S2 I have laying around is running 4.1.2 do they've done a great job improving the updates..it's not perfect but it's much better... get a nexus if you want to always be on the latest

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 10:13

6. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


I would love for updates to be super fast but I knew going the non nexus route I'm on a different time table. If I or anyone wants updates ASAP then that's what's the nexus line is there for.

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 11:25

8. Jayshmay (Posts: 65; Member since: 27 Mar 2011)


Aaaand,.....what about the T-Mobile S4???

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 12:01

10. decent4u (Posts: 73; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


So no news on the Note 3 Exynos variant? :(

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 12:15 2

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8253; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Update was released awhile ago if I remember correctly...

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 13:31

13. decent4u (Posts: 73; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I have the international exynos variant and i have not received the update.
still running 4.3
BTY I live in Pakistan

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 00:24 1

20. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 213; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


Same here. Yet to receive. Live in Saudi Arabia

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 14:34

15. Carlitos (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


I am pretty certain the update started to roll out back in January. Second to third week of the month I believe.

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 20:56

19. decent4u (Posts: 73; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I have checked this on Sammobile and the update is only sent to some regions most regions are still pending :(

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 14:21

14. mrvid (Posts: 75; Member since: 02 Oct 2008)


Verizon won't update the S4! Stuck in the damn dark ages wating for them to update phones!

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 14:45

16. eddie809352 (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Feb 2014)


Me and my Moto X are laughing at all you Samsung Fan boys
Stop wasting your money on high ends that take forever to update their phones and buy a phone that knows how please their customers with fast updates

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 17:49 1

17. joey_sfb (Posts: 2898; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I know Moto X is a cool device but I still need removable battery and micro SD memory. I am out station most of the time those item meet my requirement.

So far, only Samsung is willing to meet those requirement..

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 05:28 1

21. vijaya (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Feb 2014)


No update for india

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 05:30

22. vijaya (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Feb 2014)


Samsung galaxy s4 i9500 not updated india

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