Get your chocolatey Kit Kat treat Galaxy S4 owners, at least those of you who own the GT-i9505 version, with SamMobiles yesterday posting links to a leaked test build of the Kit Kat update for the device.
The build that has been leaked, is a test build which apart from a few minor hiccoughs is mostly stable. SamMobiles showed off a screenshot on Twitter the other day of the new look lock screen and corresponding camera shortcut as well as the new look transparent status bar with white icons, after Samsung failed to announce anything about Kit Kat at their CES Keynote in Las Vegas this week.
— SamMobile (@SamMobiles) January 7, 2014
The update also includes a few tweaks to the underlying OS which sees a speed increase – apparently benchmark scores are improved – and a tweak to the Samsung Keyboard when in landscape mode.
As an aside, this morning they did advise that the Android 4.4.2 build for the Note 3 was too buggy for a release :
— SamMobile (@SamMobiles) January 11, 2014
The full rollout of Android 4.4.2 for the Galaxy S4, is expected to hit in February/March, beginning as usual in Europe and expanding out to future markets. Distribution to Australian Carriers – Optus(OPS), Telstra(TEL), Vodafone(VAU) – for testing should occur quite soon, but open handsets should begin seeing the update pushing out through Kies or OTA sooner.
Details on the build :
Country: Open Europe
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Thu, 2 Jan 2014 23:30:51 +0000
Product Code: OXA
Head on over to SamMobiles for Screenshots as well as links to download the firmware – always backup your device prior to trying this – and see what you think.