Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Reportedly Receiving Android 4.4 KitKat Update

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Reportedly Receiving Android 4.4 KitKat Update
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, the ruggedised version of the company's 2013 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, is reportedly receiving an Android 4.4 KitKat update.

Sammobile reports that the Android 4.4 KitKat update is now rolling out for Galaxy S4 Active (GT-I9295) users in Netherlands. The report notes that the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 Active will bump up the software version to I9295XXUCNE5.

Some of the new features expected to reach the Galaxy S4 Active include faster performance; white status bar icons; better battery life; full-screen mode for album art when playing music; camera shortcut on the lock screen, and support for wireless printing and support for setting default messaging and launcher apps.

The report notes that Galaxy S4 Active users outside Netherlands should receive the Android KitKat update soon.

Samsung is slowly rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat updates for its top-of-the-line smartphones, with the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note II receiving the update earlier this year. It's worth noting that the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note II added a lot of goodies from the Galaxy S5 after the update.

Recently, the company rolled out another update for the Galaxy S4 which added two features - Kids Mode and Knox 2.0 - which are both already available on the Galaxy S5. However, we are yet to hear about the Android KitKat release for the Galaxy Note 3.

Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 Active in June last year and the smartphone never reached Indian shores. The highlight of the device has been its dust and water resistance with IP67 certification that rates it able to survive being dipped in 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes. It comes with a water-resistant earphone jack, so one can use earphones even during wet conditions. The phone can also take pictures underwater and features an 'Aqua Mode' for the same.

The South Korean giant is also rumoured to be working on a successor to the Galaxy S4 Active and a ruggedised version of the Galaxy S5, dubbed Galaxy S5 Active.

Display 5.00-inch
Processor 1.9GHz quad-core
Front Camera 2-megapixel
Rear Camera 8-Ultrapixel
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 2600mAh
OS Android 4.2.2
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
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