The Samsung Galaxy S4 is no longer the flagship phone for Samsung, but the phone still sold in massive numbers and we’ve been expecting Android 4.4 for the handset for a while, now Samsung has begun pushing the Android 4.4 update out for the Galaxy S4.
We’ve been advised by a reader that their Optus GT-i9507 model is now receiving the 440MB update which takes the phone from Android 4.3 up to the current version of Android (4.4) – at least current for the next couple of weeks until Google releases Android L. The Firmware update: I9507XXUFNG2 – includes a long list of features including Knox, compatability with Galaxy Gear, security updates and of course a new look. The new look includes updated icons and the settings menu has a new tabbed look, the notification bar is also transparent now, most of which we’ve seen in other Kitkat updates for Samsung Galaxy devices previously.
The current status of the update for other carriers shows varied results. Vodafone was advising their customers as recently as last week on their last software update blog, that testing on the software update was ‘in progress’.
Telstra has better news, with their latest Software Update page on the Crowd Support forum stating that the update is on track for the 7th of October.
Sing out in the comments if you’ve received the Android 4.4 update on your handset and let us know which carrier you’re with and what you think.