A new Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 4.4.2 update is now being pushed to users, so if you happen to own a GS5 you should keep an eye on the notifications bar. According to the folks at Sammobile the new Android 4.4.2 update for Samsung Galaxy S5 is currently being rolled out for the European variant of the smartphone.
Even though Samsung was expected to update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 4.4.4 or Android 4.4.2 this month, it looks like the South Korean phone maker choose to roll out another Android 4.4.2 update. The new firmware has a size of 194 MB and its said to bring performance improvements. Given the size of the update file, the improvements might be substantial, so the Galaxy S5 might actually skip Android 4.4.4.
Because the Galaxy S5 was launched pre-loaded with Android 4.4.2 out of the box, all the KitKat-specific goodies such as transparent status and nav bars, white status bar icons, new Location menu, immersive mode, cloud printing or color emoji support were included out of the box.
As usual, the new Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 4.4.2 update is being rolled out in phases, which means that some of you might not be able to download and install it right away. Once your device will become eligible to receive the new firmware, you should be able to see a system update message in the notifications bar. Tap on it then follow the on-screen instructions. If the system update notification failed to appear, you would also want to perform a manual check under Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check for software updates. Alternatively, you can grab the USB cable, connect the smartphone to the PC, and check for the update via KIES.
It’s also worth noting that the new firmware is labeled XXU1ANG2. Given it’s size of almost 200 MB it’s recommended to download the update file using a stable WiFi connection in order to avoid unwanted data charges.
In case you weren’t able to update your smartphone to the new firmware over-the-air or via KIES, you should check our tutorial that teach you how to manually update your Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 4.4.2 XXU1ANG2 here.