According to a leaked US Cellular document, the Android 4.4.2 OTA update for their Samsung Galaxy S4 variant will be rolled out tomorrow, February 19th.
The internal document calls the Android 4.4.2 update for Samsung Galaxy S4 a “maintenance release,” but you shouldn’t fear that you won’t get the same features as the owners of the international or Sprint (which is the first US model to receive KitKat) variants. Of course, the changes will not be significant, because most of the software features introduced by Galaxy Note 3 have been patched in the Android 4.3 update.
Aside the usual KitKat goodies such as transparent status bar, white status bar icons, immersive mode, Cloud Printing, or full screen album art in lockscreen, you will also notice that the Daily Perks and MobiTiles apps has been removed from the operating system. If you happened to use these two apps, you would be able to find them in Google Play.
As always, we are dealing with a staged roll out, so not all US Cellular users will be able to download and install the OTA update right away. Anyway, the US carrier says that everyone should be able to install it in 10 days after the roll out is started.
The document also notes that, in order to be able to install Android 4.4 on your US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S4, you will need to be on the latest approved firmware, have valid Google account, and access to a WiFi network. When the update will be ready for your terminal, you should receive a system update message in the notification area. Alternatively, you can check for the new firmware manually under Settings > More > About Phone > Software Updates > Check for updates.
So make sure that your Galaxy S4 will be fully charged tomorrow, because the KitKat OTA update will be there, ready for you. Oh, and don’t forget to let us know in the comments section below if you received the new firmware.