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Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat Update Due Today on Sprint, Leak Says

Galaxy S4 Update

AndroidCentral has dug up a leaked document from within Sprint that suggests the Samsung Galaxy S4 might be getting an over-the-air (OTA) update to Android KitKat 4.4 today.

If you live in the United States, are a Sprint customer and still have Samsung’s flagship phone in your possession, then please let us know below if your update arrives. Here are what you can expect from this latest update to the Samsung Galaxy S4:

  • Android 4.4, KitKat: Android 4.4.2, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. KitKat includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use, and more tools and capabilities for better app development.
  • Phone dialer: Improved the phone app with the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search your corporate directory easily.
  • Camera – Focus and exposure: Enhanced the “touch to focus” option with a new circular, on screen control that can be dragged by your finger around the viewfinder to adjust a photo’s focus and exposure.
  • Gallery – Photo editing: Added new photo editing options to the Gallery app including new filter effects, draw on your photos, advanced cropping, and adjustments to color, exposure, contrast and more.
  • Printing documents and pictures: Added support for printing photos, Google Docs, GMail messages, and other content via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and hosted services like Google Cloud Print and HP ePrinters.
  • Hangouts – SMS/MMS support: Incorporated a new version of Google Hangouts that supports integrated SMS/MMS messaging. Hangouts can be set as the default SMS app under Settings > Wireless > Default SMS app.
  • Accessory: support Added support for Square credit card reader.
  • TouchWiz improvements: a new traditional Android-style icon pack coupled with a slightly re-designed lockscreen.
  • Sprint Support: MVNO Zact Mobile users will now be able to use the service.

A similar update for the Galaxy Note 3 is expected to arrive over the course of the next several weeks.

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Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...


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