Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A in Korea can be updated to official Android 4.4.2 KitKat starting today for both SK Telecom and KT models. Check your device’s Software Updates section or the notification panel as the new updating files should be soon available for your smartphone.
The South Korean giant has started to release the official Android 4.4.2 Update through KIES in Korea for the SHV – E330S and SHV – E330K Galaxy S4 LTE-A models. There is no confirmation for the OTA availability of KitKat 4.4.2, but it shouldn’t take too long until it gets released.
Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE Advanced model was launched only a day after after SK Telecom announced on the 25th of June the first LTE-Advanced services in South Korea. The official Android 4.4 KitKat was launched October 31st and it took only three months for the SK Telecom and KT carriers to bundle the OS with their Galaxy S4 LTE-A devices. SamMobile.com confirmed this piece of news.
Now that the Official Android 4.4 KK has been released for the first models of Galaxy S4, then we can only hope that the International Galaxy S4 models will soon start receiving the OTA Update. There are tons of rumors regarding the release of the new Android update for Galaxy S4, but there isn’t any concrete evidence that can support that. However, there are tons of rumors saying that later this month, hopefully, Samsung will make a move towards releasing KitKat builds for last year’s flagship devices after the Unpacked Event on 28 February.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update for Galaxy S4 LTE-A improves overall performance of your device, support for wireless printing, white status and navigation bar icons, new camera shortcut for the lockscreen, tweaked Samsung keyboard, support for changing default launcher and messaging applications via Settings section along with a reduced memory usage.
Check for new updates by doing the following: launch Samsung KIES on your computer, then go through Settings, then go to General and open About Device section and tap on the Software Update menu — click on ‘Check now’ button and if the files are available for your phone, then you only need to confirm the download and installation process.
If you don’t want to use KIES, then you can wait until the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA Update files are released.
Tell us in comments if you live in Korea and you got the new official update for your device. Also, make sure to tell us how is the battery life and if the memory usage has been significantly reduced when compared with the Jelly Bean values.