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

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.  (more…)

AT&T’s Galaxy S3 is Getting Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” Today

According to Samsung, the Galaxy S3 on AT&T is receiving its update to Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” starting today as build I747UCUFNE4.

The update is quite large, bringing with it a restyled lock screen with new media controls and camera shortcut, updated notification bar, Beats Music, expanded emoji support, wireless printing, Bluetooth enhancements, Immersive mode, and all sorts of other little goodies.  (more…)

Sprint Galaxy S3 Receiving Kit Kat Today

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 have received Kit Kat (on most carriers – sorry Verizon customers), it’s time to start moving towards the Galaxy S3, since Sammy promised an update for the 2-year old device. Sprint appears to be one of the first out of the gate with an Android 4.4 update, letting us know that it is ready in the form of build L710VPUCND8.

Sprint’s own support site shows that the update has been approved for rollout as of May 1, which is today.

Be on the lookout for the update. You can check for it by heading into Settings>More>System update>Update Samsung software>Check new.  (more…)

Specs: Galaxy S5 vs. Galaxy S4 vs. Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Notes

Specs comparisons are always fun, especially when they involve new phones like Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy S5. While they only tell a portion of the story, putting specs for devices on paper gives you an idea as to how big or little the changes are from one device to the next. From reading your responses to yesterday’s unveiling, we get the feeling that most don’t consider the GS5 to be much of a boost over the GS4.  (more…)

Samsung Confirms List of Phones and Tablets to Receive Kit Kat, Updates Begin Today

Been waiting impatiently for a list of Samsung devices that are guaranteed to see the update to Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat“? We now have one, thanks to Samsung. The list features devices you would expect like the Galaxy S4 and S3, Galaxy Note 3 and 2, and Galaxy Note tablets. According to the Android behemoth, updates should begin as early as today, though “availability varis by carrier and product.”

Since we already saw Kit Kat show up for the Sprint Galaxy S4 last week, there could be more at any time. As soon as we learn of specific carrier models receiving updates, we’ll be sure to pass that info along.  (more…)

Samsung Halts Android 4.3 Rollout for Galaxy S3, AT&T Galaxy S4

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Owners of Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 smartphones from Samsung have been patiently waiting for Android 4.3, with the updates finally rolling out about two weeks ago. But in a new case of bad news, multiple issues have arose for users, which has forced both Samsung and AT&T to pull the updates for the time being. The problems are centered around the AT&T variant of the Galaxy S4 and the I9300XXUGMG9 model of the Galaxy S3, so if you have been mashing your update button, you can stop now.  (more…)

Samsung: Android 4.3 Updates With Gear Support Beginning as Early as Today for GS4, Note 2 and GS3

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We have been discussing when the bulk of Samsung’s smartphone lineup could expect to see Android 4.3, which would include compatibility for the company’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch. After last week, when an internal document leaked with all of the supposed release dates for the 4.3 updates for each device, Samsung has now confirmed this morning that the updates will begin rolling out as early as today.  (more…)