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Samsung updates Galaxy S4 zoom to Android 4.4 KitKat

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GALAXY-S4-zoomSamsung likely has hardly any fond memories of the time it was under public scrutiny for releasing the Frankensteinian smartphone/digital camera Galaxy S4 zoom mutant, yet that’s not stopping the Koreans from bringing the bulky 4.3 incher back in the spotlight.

This time, for all the right reasons. I mean, reason: a gradual Android 4.4.2 rollout, beginning today in Russia (where else?). Now, usually we don’t like to quibble and condemn software update timelines. Not when all ends well. And especially not when dealing with a device as despised as the S4 zoom.

But surely Samsung should have kept it closer to S4-branded cousins such as the Active and Mini. And given its age, a swifter KitKat bump than on the GS3 and Note 2 was a must. Oh, well, better late than never, I guess, and until seeing a specific changelog, fingers crossed it took Sammy so long to deliver the port on account of them wanting to transfer some of K Zoom’s magic to its predecessor.

Worst case scenario, the firmware carrying build number C101XXUBNF4 will bring to the table merely KitKat-reserved goodies, like wireless printing support, a white-centric refreshed user interface, immersive mode and an array of performance improvements. Which is still a decent step forward for an aging, controversial, mostly undesirable hybrid.

Via [Sam Mobile]

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