After some of the US carries updated their Galaxy S4 variants to KitKat, the Android 4.4.2 OTA update is now being pushed to the Galaxy S4 users in the UK. The update is being pushed to the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 models with region code “BTU,” but it’s available for some British carriers, as well.
As usual, we are dealing with a staged roll out, therefore some of you might not be able to download and install the Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 OTA update right away. Usually, when a new software update is ready for your device you receive a notification, but, sometimes, the update can also be found after a manual check. In order to perform a manual check you have to navigate to Settings > More > About Phone > Software updates > Check for updates. Alternatively, you can grab the USB cable, connect your smartphone to the PC, then check for the update via Samsung KIES.
It’s also worth mentioning that the update weighs about 350 MB, therefore it’s recommended to download it using a stable WiFi connection if you go for the OTA method. Samsung also recommends to have your smartphone’s battery charged above 50%.
Because most of the Galaxy Note 3-specific software features were patched in the Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S4, the new firmware doesn’t arrive with any major changes. Of course, you will get KitKat goodies like white icons in the status bar, full album and movie art in the lockscreen, immersive mode, cloud printing, improved emoji support, and more. You should also notice that the TouchWiz interface has received a handful of design tweaks, while the Samsung keyboard has been improved too.
Are there any UK-based Galaxy S4 owners reading this? Did you guys receive the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update on your smartphones? Please drop a line in the comments section below.