After an inexplicably long delay, Samsung has finally come around updating the international version of the Galaxy S4 LTE-A to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
The Galaxy S4 LTE-A (model number GT-I9506) launched in the fall of last year, in markets where the speedier LTE-A Cat. 4 standard was available. The device, powered by a Snapdragon 800 SoC, was initially launched in South Korea in summer, and that version was actually one of the first Samsung phones to get KitKat, in February 2014. Why has Samsung needed another five months to complete the rollout for the international version? Your guess is as good as ours.
The KitKat update (up from Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean) has been spotted in Scandinavian countries for now, and will make its way to other markets in the following weeks. As reported by Sam Mobile, the changes include better performance, an all-white status bar, a better lockscreen, and support for wireless printing, as well as updates to Samsung’s own applications.
The Android 4.4.2 update will bring the phone’s version number to I9506XXUCNG3.