Android 4.4 KitKat update out now for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4

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Galaxy-S4-KitKatAnother carrier-specific version of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is moving from Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to 4.4 KitKat, as T-Mobile has earlier today started a highly anticipated OTA (over-the-air) rollout. Needless to say patience is advised for all Magenta S4 owners, especially as the new, scrumptious software pack is apparently unusually slow.

Slow in making its way to users, that is, because once you get it, it’ll feel like you upgraded your hardware in addition to software. Not only will the interface look slightly revamped, but more importantly, everything from Wi-Fi to camera performance and battery life will be shaken up.

Again, give the GS4 time to step things up (a few days if no automatic prompt message has dropped, plus about an hour once you tap install), and remember to keep the juicer above the 50% mark, as well as activate Wi-Fi and free up roughly 400 MB of storage space.

T-Mobile is on a genuine crusade against older versions of Android, bringing the HTC One, LG G2, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and S4 up to date over the course of a measly few weeks. Meanwhile, Verizon is the sole major US carrier forcing its S4 users to wait for 4.4 KitKat, as in addition to T-Mo, AT&T, Sprint and even US Cellular have rolled out official OTA bumps of late. Shame on you, Big Red.

Via [T-Mobile Support]

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