Android 4.4 KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 in testing now?

Android 4.4 KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 in testing now?
Good news for Samsung Galaxy S4 owners - well, at least for those having the GT-i9500 model.

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 this month, a leaked Android 4.4 KitKat build 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.

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 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.

6. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

note 2 for sure ....s3 maybe


Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

S3 sure . Last Update for S3 .

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012


2. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I would hope they are testing it now.

3. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

Good, As Now I am thinking of getting a S4.. giving my N4 to bro.

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Wait for S5, get it or get S4 because price drops.

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

I am in India so I will get a I-9500 ... so no carrier or their craps... :p

7. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 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: Jan 16, 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: Jan 16, 2014

its hey galaxy not ok galaxy and it doesn't have OK GOOGLE features do u really know the dif???

12. joseram695

Posts: 79; Member since: May 28, 2012

Come on 4.4!

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