Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) has started receiving the Android 4.4.2
KitKat update in India, soon after the rollout for the Exynos 5
Octa 5410-powered variant began globally.
The rollout of the
Android 4.4.2 update for the Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 was reported on the XDA
developers forum, and is a 353.59MB download. Apart from the numerous updates
brought by Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the Galaxy S4 gets a few TouchWiz UI
changes as well, as partially detailed by the upgrade screenshot.
has detailed a few features the Galaxy S4 will get with the v4.4.2
update, such as an improved UI, new launcher settings menu, and that
music album art will be displayed on the lock screen. Overall system
stability will also be improved, according to the company.
Google and Samsung had announced
the Android 4.4.2 update for the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition in late
Samsung has usually kept quite tight-lipped about exact
timelines for its updates, but a recently revealed list has indicated a
wide range of international Galaxy smartphones and tablets due to get
their Android 4.4 KitKat updates,
from which the Galaxy S III is conspicuously missing.
Galaxy Note 3 reportedly starting receiving the Android 4.4.2 KitKat
update in Poland in mid-January,
began seeding in late January for India.
So far, few devices are
yet to be upgraded to Android 4.4, or launch with it, apart from Google
Nexus devices, and Google Play editions. January's Android distribution
numbers, showed that users on Android 4.4 KitKat formed only 1.8
percent of the total users, moving up only 0.4 points from last month's