Android 4.4.2 KitKat Test Firmware for Galaxy S4 leaked – update rollout imminent

January 13 | Posted by nadine | OS News Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The Android 4.4.2 KitKat Test Firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S4 has been leaked, which means the Korean tech giant will be rolling out the official update for its current flagship soon.


Ever-dependable SamMobile has gotten its hands on the test firmware. It reports, “We obtained a brand new Android 4.4.2 test firmware – I9505XXUFNA1 – for the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505).”

Speaking about the changes the update brings to the S4, SamMobile says, “There are minor UI changes in Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the most noticeable being the status bar icons being changed from Gingerbread style green to all new awesome KitKat style white. BTW, white icons look stunning on top of the transparent status bar. We have seen a little bump is performance, and benchmark scores have slightly increased as well. Samsung’s keyboard layout has been improved in landscape orientation, which makes typing much easier and gesture typing works really well too. Samsung has implemented a camera shortcut direct on its lockscreen.”

So when should we expect Samsung to roll out the KitKat update for the Galaxy S4? According to the site, “We are expecting Samsung to start officially rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 in February/March.”

Can’t wait to get Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) for your Samsung Galaxy S4? We’ll let you know once the update goes live in the UK.

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