AT&T Sends Minor Update Out to Galaxy S4 Active

A minor update is being pushed out to the Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T, build number I537UCUCNH3, filled with fixes for network connectivity and security patches.

In the official changelog posted on AT&T’s support site, the company notes that connectivity improvements related to receiving calls and text messaging, a single security patch, and a few updated Google applications are included.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T Receiving Kit Kat Update Today

AT&T continued its rollout of Kit Kat (Android 4.4.2) updates to its line of Samsung Galaxy devices this morning, adding the Galaxy S4 Active to the list, while Verizon can’t seem to update any of its. AT&T has already updated the Note 3 and Galaxy S4, but had yet to show love to its Active variant until now. Well, their support pages show that it may have received it back in May, though today is apparently the start of the mass rollout.

As far as the update goes, we’re looking at a bump up to Android 4.4.2, with better lock screen controls, better handling of SMS, a restyled notification bar, new location controls, and more.  (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…)

Android 4.3 Update Now Available for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Galaxy S4 Active owners can now celebrate, as their devices have received the head nod from AT&T to begin updating to Android 4.3. It’s taken a while, but updates are always better late than never. Am I right, HTC One X and One X+ owners? Then again, don’t feel too bad, since the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 are still waiting to hear about Android 4.4. Ah, fragmentation, it’s a beautiful thing. Anyways, back to the topic at hand.  (more…)

Deal: Refurbished AT&T Galaxy S4 Active for Sale on eBay for $350, HTC One for $379

Once decidedly niche, “rugged” smartphones – those built to be punished by the severest elements of nature – have become mainstream. We’ve come a long way from the Casio G’Zone; Sony offers the Xperia Go, Kyocera offers the Torque, and Samsung offers the Galaxy S4 Active. That last one – the Active – may be of particular interest to AT&T customers, because eBay’s offering the handset unlocked and refurbished for a steal. (more…)

Samsung Extends Galaxy Gear Compatibility to 8 Devices, Including Galaxy S4, Note 2, and Galaxy S3

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Samsung’s poorly reviewed smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, became slightly more appealing this morning with an announcement that it would soon be compatible with 8 new devices. As you may be aware, the Galaxy Gear currently only works with the Galaxy Note 3, something we knocked it for in our review. How good is a smartwatch if it only works with a single smartphone?  (more…)