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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How bout any update for the T mobile galaxy 3?
Ah dude… That officially rolled out last week. Tmo S3 is now officially on 4.3.
Hello, can somebody please tell me what is the (Samsung galaxy S4 Google edition )
unlocked sgs4 sold on play store
with PURE Android OS.
So are there any custom roms out there anywhere already? :-
Yes there is 2 Roms I know of Google gummy s4 ROM and it will take you to one. And then this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2520972
Both are pretty stable maybe be buggy with SD cards though
Thank you very much :)
It always say “latest software installed” how can I update?
If you have the Google edition I found a way if you go to settings -> apps -> all apps-> Google framework services and you have to clear data then force stop it then go and check update if nothing happens do it a few times because it worked for me
This worked for me. Thank you so much Brandon.
Thanks this worked!!
Just got my S4 updated to 4.4 Kit – Kate and seems very smooth! Was able to print to a wireless HP printer for the first time. Great!!!
But why cant i update it here in Cambodia?
How can update my s4. Its only s4 . Whats differences between google play edition.
What’s the difference between a s4 and a Google play s4??
The Google Play S4 runs stock Android, gets updates in a more timely fashion, and can be purchased straight from Google, unlocked. The only downside is that the many special features of the S4 are unavailable/ such as air gestures and the eye scrolling, though I would imagine not too many people are concerned about those.
The regular S4 has Touchwiz UI and is currently on Android 4.3, unless you want to root. It is not sold by Google in any way and updates aren’t as frequent or as fast. On the bright side, you do get all those features As!sung put in, like the billion different camera modes and the adapt display stuff.
Dafuq is As!sung? One ridiculously bad typo that you just didn’t care to fix?
There, fixed it just for you.
Has anyone gotten this update? There isn’t even a link to side load it. Smh
What’s the difference between the gt 1900 and the gt1905
I think it’s the processor.. Not sure though
yaa it’s true.. just 3 days back android 4.4 kitkat was available for Galaxy S4 and HTC One. I have updated 4.4 kitkat in my Galaxy S4 mobile after reading news from http://androidapplicationsworld.blogspot.com/2013/11/android-44-kitkat-available-on-google.html I must say new 4.4 kitkat is very fast and easy to use!!
Can I make my s4 for google play edition. And how.?
S4 android 4.4 after update how is battery Backup?
S4 android 4.3 after update how is battery Backup?
How can i update my samsung s4 to android 4.4?