Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 is updated to Android 4.4.4

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 is updated to Android 4.4.4
Sprint subscribers with the Samsung Galaxy S5 started receiving an OTA update today, that contains Android 4.4.4. Among the changes that are being brought to the device by the update, is a new HD Voice Icon, support for international Wi-Fi calling and some security fixes from Google. The update takes the OS to version G900PVPU1ANK4 and is the first update for Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 since last June. At that time, support for Wi-Fi calling was added to the phone.

Since the update is being sent out on a staggered basis, don't start planning your demise if the update doesn't hit your Galaxy S5 today. It should be coming at any time. Believe it or not, Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S5 received its Android 4.4.4 update back in September. If you're new to the exciting world of mobile devices, this irony probably means nothing to you. But if mobile is your life, you'll know that Verizon is usually obsessive compulsive when it comes to testing updates and is usually dead last among the four major U.S. carriers when it comes to pushing out updates.

When you are ready to download and install Android 4.4.4 on your Sprint branded Samsung Galaxy S5, you should make sure that you are connected to a stable Wi-Fi network first, so as to preserve your precious data. And recharge your battery to at least 50% charged. You wouldn't want to end up in limbo if your handset dies in the middle of the updating process.


source: Sprint via AndroidPolice

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

1. Grenmad

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 06, 2014

LOL! So Lollipop next year same date?

2. joe1blue

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

Such a great phone on a crappie network.

3. rj_78

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Pretty soon!

4. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Just enjoying my ota 5.0 lollipop on my nexus5 no need for next year waiting, haven't had a problem yet great job Google

5. djlucy

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Crappy spark network, if I would have done some research, would have picked another phone.....had to change system settings to use the older 4g network so I can have 4g working right........S4 non spark works just fine everywhere......and I'm sure once lollipop is out from Samsung, Sprint is really good at OTA....

7. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Umm, you can't switch it to run on the old 4g network. It is either on 4g(2.5ghz, 1900mhz, and 800mhz), 3g, or nothing. The non spark devices in my area get horrible data speeds and never connect to 4g because they only connect to the 1900 mhz spectrum. The spark devices get LTE everywhere because they get all 3 spectrums.

6. tokuzumi

Posts: 1923; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I guess this means Samsung has green-lighted the 4.4.4 update for the US market. I'm guessing we should see the updates hit the other variants soon. AT&T Note 3 is rolling out the 4.4.4 update, as well. I wish the carriers were a little more forthcoming with information about updates. They don't need to say "it will be released by *insert date here*", but a simple "It's being tested", or "We sent bug reports to the manufacturer, and are waiting on a new build to test". I think this would partially satisfy the "WHERE IN THE H-E-DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS IS MY UPDATE?!?!"

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