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Samsung Galaxy S4 Android KitKat update has begun rolling out

By Simon Thomas on 21st February 2014

Android KitKat 4.4

Samsung have officially begun rolling out Android KitKat (4.4) for the Samsung Galaxy S4.

 

The first to get the update are those with the Exynos 5 version of the Galaxy S4 in Russia and India, but the initial release is good news for everyone because it marks the start of a wider rollout.

 

It shouldn't be too long before Samsung release the KitKat update for the quad-core version of the Samsung Galaxy S4, which is the only version of Samsung's smartphone released in the UK.

 

As always it'll be a gradual roll-out based on region and carrier, so those with operator-branded handsets will have to wait that bit longer. The update itself requires a full 1GB of free space, so you better start de-cluttering your smartphone in preparation for its release.

 

We had expected the Android KitKat update to roll-out to the Samsung Galaxy S4 early in February, but it's seemingly been delayed a little. That's understandable because Samsung are keen to avoid a recent repeat of the troubles they had when rolling out Android 4.3 to their devices.

 

The Korean company were even forced to pull the Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S3 after it caused huge problems for users. While, the recently released KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 3 led to 3rd-party S-View cases no longer functioning, which has since been rectified by a patch.

 

Let's keep our fingers crossed that it isn't too long before Android KitKat lands on the Galaxy S4 in the UK and that when it does, everything goes smoothly.

 

Want to learn more about Android 4.4 KitKat? Find out about all the new features and improvements of Android KitKat here.

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