A part of the US smartphones users that own the Samsung Galaxy S4 can now benefit from the release of the official 4.4.4 KitKat build for their device. The update comes just a day after it has been released for the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3.
Both the latest 4.4.4 build and the one before it, 4.4.3, are basically Android versions that target the extermination of bugs and problems from the 4.4.2 build. Delivering these two updates has become somewhat of a priority for some of the leading brands. The Android 4.4.4 KitKat update started rolling out all the way back in June, so it’s been quite the wait for Galaxy S4 users, and S5 and Note 3 users alike, as they received the update just a day before the S4.
It seems like Samsung is starting to catch up to its competition, after managing to pile up quite a disadvantage, as a result of falling behind with the 4.4.4 updates. However, now that is starting to recover, we can already see 4.4.4 KitKat updates surfacing left and right for various devices.
Google made its customers over in Kazakhstan pretty happy last week, as it made the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo available for OTA (over the air) update, but also through Samsung Kies.
Sprint seems to be hard at work also, as it released the update for the Galaxy Note 3, and an update for the Galaxy S5 may come our way pretty soon. The Galaxy Note 3 users that got the chance to update their software to the 4.4.4 build, now have a few benefits from doing so.
The Galaxy S5 is receiving updates from every direction, it seems, as the unit got two more updates yesterday, one for the Verizon version, and one for an Australian carrier called Optus. The Galaxy S4 decided to dive in, as it also received an update today for the 4.4.4 version of Android.
The update for T-Mobile‘s network should also be up today.
The 4.4.4 update promises to fix all the problems found in the previous Android 4.4.3 and 4.4.2 variants of the operating system.
Although it’s great that we see the 4.4.4 Android hit Galaxy S4 users, we should note that this is the first update to get released for that specific device. The whole Android 4.4.4 KitKat situation is a little blurry, as Samsung manages to leave a mess around it, as the new Android L is just around the corner.
Although just a few devices managed to get the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update, it might be possible that Google is after the bigger picture, which means that new updates should and could be dropping soon, before the Android L craze begins and the OS starts rolling out.