Verizon is one of the few carriers that hasn't updated the Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat yet, but it seems like this is going to change soon.

According to an internal memo leaked by one of our readers, the company is preparing to roll out the update on May 2. We hope that date remains fixed as it means we're just two weeks away from the update.

Unfortunately Verizon is most of the time very late with updates, but we hope this is going to change in the future, as most phone makers started making promises about timely updates.

The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update will make the Samsung Galaxy S4 faster, smoother and it also brings a few new features. It comes with a full-screen mode, location settings, default app setting and a few more minor changes.

Verizon Galaxy S4

The location settings allow the user to see which location detection feature is using battery and allows him to enable or disable it. The default app setting allows you to see which app is used to perform a specific action and it can also be changed easier than before.

We really hope Verizon's plans from our leaked memo turn out to be true, though we've already seen delayed updates before.

If you aren't patient enough to wait for the official update, then you can try a custom ROM, like Cyanogen Mod. We do have a lot of guides to install custom ROMs on your Galaxy S4 and you can find them here.

Once the official update starts rolling out we will let you know so you can force your Galaxy S4 to check for updates or install it manually.

rdcall · 5 years ago

Just updated

Vicky aka VickStiX · 5 years ago

Verizon customers should be happy they didn't get it yet. Piece if crappie update has made my galaxy s4 practically unusable. Restarts every 10 minutes now. Worse upgrade ever. SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS

Russ · 5 years ago

They've not taken this long to fix it. 2 months since carriers began releasing it. One reason, they made a decision to delay it to sell new s5 phones. It's being advertised as their only phone with the latest android. Pay them a premium price for their service for the phones you bought from them, then they turn around and say if you want the latest improvements and stability, which they had no part in creating, need to buy a brand new phone from them. For many it's not been a year since they purchased their current phone. Taking their customers for granted, and kicking in their teeth while they're at it

James Murphy · 5 years ago

You said it man. Exactly! They want to sell the s5. The only real noticeable difference between the s4 and s5 is the OS. lots of people, the majority, pick up the S5 and see the new pretty kit kat interface and want it. They would sell far less s5 phones if the s4 was running the exact same os. The specs are identical as far as I have seen. The camera is better and the waterproof she'll is nice but normal folks don't even know anythjng about that. They like the new look.
On the other hand the s5 is on backorder everywhere, so it's not like they really have to do this to sell them. Even Barnes and cia_noble can't get any s5's. .

sofunnyithurts · 5 years ago

If you've read about the issues w/ KitKat, why are people still bashing VZ for not providing it? If they release it on May 2nd and they don't have the SD card issue fixed, I won't upgrade. Newer is not always better.

James Murphy · 5 years ago

True. If I can't use my SD card with kitkat, then I'm going to cry bloody murder. We all will. If Verizon is being pushed to upgrade to a bad buggy crap os, then it's not good. U would like Verizon to say something though. "We are working hard at bringing the latest version to the S5." Would be nice..

me · 5 years ago

Goodbye Verizon.

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