The Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 update is now being rolled out for the Verizon variant of the smartphone. Check your phone’s notification bar today to see if there are any new firmware files available for installation.
The Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Verizon Galaxy S4 brings the white KitKat status icons, a changed UI for the Settings menu, App Drawer, menus, camera features improved, tweaks for all the S features, better battery life, faster interface, smoother transitions between apps and menus, and multiple other small changes that should enrich your Galaxy S4 Android experience.
Yesterday we saw the release of new KitKat updates for Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014. It seems like Samsung and now the US carriers are busy upgrading all their gadgets with the latest Android OS version.
The update is rolled out in phases and it should reach your device starting today. If the update doesn’t arrive today, then you shouldn’t worry as it will probably be available in the next couple of days.
After your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 is updated to KitKat you will visibly notice the new additions and shortly after you should acknowledge that Android 4.4 it is a step in the right direction.
Important changes added by Android 4.4.2 KitKat for your Verizon Galaxy S4 device: more applications have received multi-window support, Create Multi-Window Combination feature, Google+ Photos changes to Photos, Play Magazine changed to Play Newsstand, VZ Security is now VZ Protect, ISIS Wallet, Verizon Wallet, SMS support for Google Hangouts.
If you’re wondering how to install the update for your phone, but the update hasn’t reached you, then you should know that you can check yourself for new firmware files: open Settings menu of your Verizon Galaxy S4, then go to General, open About Phone section. After that you should open Software Update and hit the ‘check for updates’ button. If there is a new Android 4.4.2 KitKat update available you should make sure to use a Wi-Fi connection in order to download it. When the download is complete you simply hit the Install button, then wait several minutes before the Galaxy S4 completes the installation.
The firmware version of this new upgrade is set to KOT49H.I545VRUFNC5. When the update is complete make sure to open the About Device section and confirm that the firmware version is corresponding with the official release.
There are tons of other small fixes and tweaks and should offer you the possibility to experience a more Android bug-free environment. So, keep an eye on the Notification panel for the new Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update.
Remember that the update is released in phases and you might have to wait a while before the firmware files will be available in your U.S. region. By the end of May all the Verizon Galaxy S4 smartphones should run the latest Android 4.4 KK firmware.