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Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 KitKat test firmware leaked – said to arrive in February or March

2014 January 13

SamMobile has “obtained” the Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) test firmware. According to the site, the update will be available for the smartphone sometime in between February and March.

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The reliable Samsung insider reports, “We obtained a brand new Android 4.4.2 test firmware – I9505XXUFNA1 – for the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505).”

So what changes and enhancements should we expect from the update? According to the site, “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.”

Unfortunately, the site didn’t mention when the update would be available in the UK. All it said was, “We are expecting Samsung to start officially rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 in February/March.”

Want to know when the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) update will be available for your Samsung Galaxy S4? Stray tuned for further announcements.

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