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Samsung kicks off its Android 4.4 Kitkat update rollout

In the US, at least
Wed Feb 19 2014, 10:06
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom display

KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung has revealed which of its smartphones and tablets will receive upgrades to Android 4.4 Kitkat, with the rollout kicking off in the US on Tuesday.

Samsung revealed its Android 4.4 Kitkat rollout schedule for its US customers on Tuesday, announcing that the rollout will arrive on all supported smartphones and tablet devices over "the coming months". 

Devices set to receive the update are the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S3 Mini, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Light, Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014). There are no handsets notably absent from the list, aside from the ageing Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone.

While Samsung has yet to announce its Android 4.4 Kitkat rollout plans in the UK, this list likely provides a guide as to which devices will receive the software upgrade. It's still unclear when Samsung will announce UK availability, but we've asked the firm for more information.

Samsung hasn't revealed full details of the Android 4.4 Kitkat update, but it did say that the upgrade "provides a number of innovative, easy-to-use features that enhance the user experience, including a more intuitive user interface, enhanced messaging capabilities and updated applications".

It has revealed several new features that will be coming to its smartphones and tablets though, which include an integrated location menu for easily toggling location services, the ability to pick the default messaging app, and upgraded Google Mobile services. µ


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