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Samsung Galaxy S4’s Android 4.4 KitKat update starts today on AT&T

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Galaxy S4 Android 4.4And then there were two. Major US wireless networks where Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is not up to date software-wise, that is, as AT&T is rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat over-the-air as we speak.

Ma Bell is following Sprint and US Cellular’s suit, while outside America the LTE-Advanced flavor in Korea and Exynos-powered international version are reportedly on sweet, chocolaty KK. Wow, that’s fast for a one-year-old gadget.

Stateside, Verizon and T-Mobile seem to be taking their time with carrier-specific testing of the ports, though it shouldn’t be long until customers of the two get the chance to board the Android 4.4 train. Days, maybe weeks.

AT&T GS4 users, remember to activate Wi-Fi before embarking on the KitKat download journey, as the fresh software pack weighs between 412 and 842 MB (!!!) depending on your current Jelly Bean build. For manual installation, the standard procedure calls for accessing the “About device” menu, then “Software update” and finally “Check for updates”.

Nothing there? Don’t despair, as more often than not, it takes time to spread such hefty upgrades all across the US of A. Not a long time though, so again, relax, take a chill pill, get some air, smell the roses. Maybe buy a Galaxy Gear in the meantime, since one of KitKat’s many perks is added compatibility with Samsung’s first smartwatch.

Via [AT&T]

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