Samsung Galaxy S4 KitKat update rolling out OTA in Europe and Asia

by: Robert TriggsMarch 5, 2014

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Towards the end of last month, the much anticipated Android 4.4.2 KitKat update began rolling out to Galaxy S4 customers in the US, including Sprint, AT&T, and US cellular variants. Select regions have also received the update for the Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 version (Eyxnos CPU, no LTE model). Today, we can happily report that the KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 is now rolling out to users in Europe and Asia too.

Specifically, GS4 owners in Poland and Malaysia noted that the update arrived over the air earlier this morning, and we’ve also received a tip that the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update has arrived for the GT-I9505 handset in the Philippines as well. The update appears to come in at somewhere between 350 and 400MB, depending on your carrier.

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For a quick recap, the move to Android 4.4 KitKat obviously gives access to the few changes made with the latest version of Android, such as Hangouts and SMS integration, as well as several others. There are also some Samsung specific changes, including S Health and SMS enhancements, and a few minor changes to other Samsung apps. Don’t forget the slight visual changeover to KitKat-style white status icons too.

If you haven’t received the update yet, you can always check manually by going to Settings> More> About Device> Software. Don’t worry if the update doesn’t appear right away, it can take a few days to rollout across the various regions.

  • xtriker360

    USA Tmobile user here, I’m updating right now, 495.74MB

    • Bishop

      S4 or Note 3?

      • xtriker360

        Note 3

        • Bishop

          Oh ok, thanks. I was looking at my S4 but nothing was coming up yet.

  • NNN

    Is it stable? Any issues?

    • xtriker360

      So far I hardly noticed any different.

  • Woof Woof

    Malaysia, not getting anything yet… still waiting…

    • Shamal Karunarathne

      Got it for Galaxy S4 LTE version (Maxis). Malaysia.

      • Woof Woof

        I9500 still not getting anything so far.. sad!

        • i9500

          yes, same here. No update for i9500 also. I am on t-mobile

    • Toh Jing Wei

      Same here! Which state are you living?

  • Syed

    I m S4 user and when I wil get kitkat update.

    • itsmeeaishteru

      just keep on checking the software update it will come soon :) already got mine,, downloaded and installng now




    402.75 mb (s4)

    • ling

      why mine is 673mb??

  • Edwin Cheong

    Hi, im from Malaysia … i still get nothing about the update … may i know the reason for it ?? thx :)

    • ~_~

      If im not mistaken update is live for LTE S4 first.

  • nikesh

    I have at&t s4 unlocked and i am using it on wind Canada. when will i get update.

  • vishal khatri

    not received yet am using s4 gt i9505 in india……i baught 9505 from uk as 9500 is available in my country so will i receive the update???

  • Stefanos Dimitriou

    galaxy s4 user Vodafone Greece, updating now… 15 min. left… I’ll give you my first impressions in a while

  • christian

    I got the update but still android 4.2.2 after the update

  • christian

    can you help me about this? I still don’t know how to fix this

  • Stefanos Dimitriou

    Well… no big deference, it;s smooth, better battery life, I’ve heard of some issues with the sd card although I don’t have one, have to reinstall Google play apps… anyway I think it;s cool…

  • SDwad

    I9505 UK still waiting

  • Roven Aquino

    Philippine i9500, still no freakin update

  • naufalu

    not true for malaysia… i am using GT-i9500 and I am yet to receive any updates OTA

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