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Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3 Gets Kit Kat Update Today, Galaxy S4 Mini Too

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Today, is apparently Samsung Kit Kat update day for a couple of carriers. Joining Sprint, Verizon has now approved Android 4.4.2 updates for both the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 mini.

Both updates bring that Kit Kat fire, which includes a revamped lock screen, restyled notification areas, expanded emoji support, wireless printing, default SMS chooser, and Samsung KNOX 2.0. Isis Wallet is also now pre-loaded on the Galaxy S3 and a bunch of bugs have hopefully been squashed for both phones.

You can find the full changelogs for both below. 

If your device does not see the update today, be patient, these things typically rollout over the course of a week or so.

Galaxy S3

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Galaxy S4 Mini

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Via:  Verizon [2]
  • Stephanie

    Ok I still haven’t gotten this update? Someone inform me why please?

  • Purplerose76

    I’m having issues with my S3 since the update. My gmail won’t sync and the play store won’t load.

    • Purplerose76

      After posting this I turned my phone off and back on instead of “restarting” it and now everything is working.


    Major issues with Kitkat on Verizon S3s according to various media outlets. Issues including non-Samsung chargers not working properly 8+hours to charge a phone. Missed calls and texts. T-mobile and Sprint also have issues related to connectivity and wifi connectivity. Also people are complaining about issues with GPS features

  • Dan

    Once again, the update has made things worse.. Which I knew would happen, but as always, I have no choice- they force you to install the update.

    Now the GPS button is completely gone, replaced by a ‘location’ button. So before I could leave regular cell and wifi location on all the time, and easily turn GPS on and off as needed. Now you have to go deep into the the settings to choose which ‘location mode’ you want. And every time you turn location off and on, it resets the location mode regardless of what you had before, and there are now two annoying dialog boxes that you can’t get rid of!

    I never thought I’d say this, but I’m starting to think about switching to an iphone..