Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Samsung details devices receiving Android KitKat in United States

updated 12:52 pm EST, Tue February 18, 2014

Majority of Galaxy S devices will get Android 4.4 update

Samsung has confirmed it will be bringing Android 4.4.2 to a large number of its mobile devices in the United States. The upgrade to Android KitKat, rumored last month, will apparently start rolling out to devices from today onwards, and while the timing will vary between carriers and individual devices, it will continue "throughout the coming months."

The devices listed for the Android update include "select carrier variants" of smartphones and tablets. Devices receiving the update include the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S 4 mini, Galaxy S 4 Active, Galaxy S 4 zoom, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III mini, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Light, Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Tab 3, and both the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy Note 3


Samsung details that the update will include a "more intuitive user interface," an integrated location menu for GPS activation and networking, enhanced messaging with the choice between Messages and Hangouts as the preferred default messaging application, and upgraded Google Mobile Service apps.

The company did not mention if there will be similar roll-outs of the update for non-US markets.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News