The Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update has already been rolled out for certain countries and several US carries, but now the firmware update is being pushed to Rogers users. A month ago, the Canadian carrier announced they will release the Android 4.4.2 OTA update for Samsung Galaxy S4 “soon,” on Wednesday they updated their website saying that the update will be released March 13th.
Rogers hasn’t reveal on what time the software update will be pushed to the users, but you should start checking your device. As usual, we are dealing with a staged roll out which means that some Rogers Galaxy S4 owners might not be able to download and install Android 4.4.2 on their devices right away. Usually, when a new system update is ready for your device you receive a message in the notifications area, but, sometimes it’s worth checking for the update manually too. In order to perform a manual check you must head to Settings > More > About Phone > System Update > Check for updates. Alternatively, you can grab the USB cable and connect your smartphone to the PC, then check for the new firmware via KIES.
It’s also worth noting that the Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 update that was recently rolled out in the UK was sized around 400 MB, therefore it’s recommended to use a stable WiFi network if you choose to perform the update over-the-air.
Because most of the software features introduced by the Note 3 where patched in the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S4, the changes brought by the new software are minor. Besides the usual KitKat goodies such as white status bar icons, transparent status bar, full screen album and movie art in the lockscreen, cloud printing, or immersive mode, you should also be able to notice minor UI tweaks, enhancements for Samsung’s apps, and performance improvements.
If you happen to own a Rogers Galaxy S4, please let us know in the comments section below whether you received the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update.