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

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  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh


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