Galaxy S3 Verizon users will soon be in for a treat as the major U.S. carrier is planning to launch the official OTA Update for their smartphone soon.
Since AT&T has already pushed the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat for their Galaxy S3 users, then you can expect Verizon to do the same thing by the end of this month. There is no official release date, but we’ve got to look at Verizon’s System Update support document where you can find all the changes and tweaks to be added by Android 4.4.2 firmware update.
With the new KitKat 4.4.2 build you will get a major overhaul of your entire smartphone UI along with tweaks and improvements that should make this update one of the best things that your device might have ever hoped to receive.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Verizon Galaxy S3 will bring white status bar icons, multi-window tray for multiple new applications, help tip pop-ups, multi-window combination, Photos by Google app that replaces Google+ Photos, new Google+ User Locations widget, Backup Assistant+ Media replaced with Cloud, widgets for S Suggest, S Bookmark 1×1, Samsung Music 4×1, Music Hub removed from Samsung Hub, better Wi-Fi connectivity and stability, more Tap & Pay types support for ISIS wallet, Emergency Alerts, Verizon Remote Diagnostic update to version 2.42.167, improved data connectivity and enhanced Dialer App.
A major visual change will be seen at the lockscreen as there you notice that the camera icon shortcut is smaller and its position changed to the lower bottom part of your screen, new support for Media Player cover art.Also, the Call, Messaging, Google and Email icons have all been removed from the Screen lock menu.
Samsung keyboard has been improved, too. Its set of Emoji Icons has been updated and now you will need to press for two seconds in order to display the emoticons. There might be some other changes and tweaks, but we will learn about them only when the update arrives.
The Verizon Galaxy S3 will get the Android 4.4.2 KK version JSS15J.I535VRUCNC1, but we cannot say for sure when. Keep an eye on all Android-related websites if you want to be one of the first to learn the official release date of KitKat for Verizon GS3 smartphone.
UPDATE: it seems like Verizon has already starting to push out the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update for the Galaxy S3 today while we were creating this post.
So, keep an eye on your device’s notification panel to be one of the first users to install the new firmware. Tell us after you update which are the best new features added by Verizon and Samsung. Also, make sure to test the device’s battery life and see if there is any major improvement from the previous Jelly Bean OS.
If you want to learn how to manually update your Verizon Galaxy S3 I535 with the new Android 4.4.2 ROM without waiting for the official roll out to arrive in your region, then you can check the info listed here.