Android 4.4 KitKat update for Galaxy S4 Google Play edition rolling out

November 26, 2013
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In late Google+ post on Monday, Google confirmed that in addition to the HTC One Google Play edition, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition will get its own Android 4.4 KitKat update.

The short post says that the update will be rolling out starting with “today,” or November 25, so in case you happen to own a Galaxy S4 Google Play edition, you should check your phone for updates, if you haven’t been prompted to install KitKat yet:

Starting today, Samsung GS4 and HTC One Google Play edition devices are getting an update to Android 4.4! Learn more about Android 4.4, KitKat:http://www.android.com/versions/kit-kat-4-4

Considering that we told you only a few hours ago that both HTC and Samsung have released open source files for their respective Google Play edition flagship handsets, and that the HTC One’s KitKat update has already been made available, we’re actually not surprised to see Google announce that the Galaxy S4 will also get its update soon.

Interestingly, the Google Play editions of the HTC One and Galaxy S4 have not been the first non-Nexus devices to be updated to KitKat, as Motorola’s Moto X was the first such device to receive the Android 4.4 update a few days ago.

That said, let’s hear it from Galaxy S4 Google Play edition owners out there, have you received Android 4.4 KitKat yet?

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