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…)

Sprints’ Galaxy S4 Mini Also Receiving Kit Kat Today

Sprint’s variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is joining the Galaxy Mega today at the Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” party. According to both Sprint and Samsung, the device is due for the update, as build L520VPUABNE3.

The update, like all of the other Samsung updates that have been released over the last couple of months, introduces an updated lock screen, default SMS chooser, restyled notification bar, expanded emoji support, wireless printing, and more.  (more…)

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 Gains Wi-Fi Calling

Folks who still use their smartphone to talk to people, take note: if you have the Sprint variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5, you can expect Wi-Fi calling in an update.

Wi-Fi calling grants you unlimited minutes and texts by switching to VoIP and internet-based messaging when you’re connected to a wireless access point. Sprint has remained committed to bringing the feature out to as many devices as possible, adding it to the Note 3 in April and the Galaxy Mega and S4 Mini in March.  (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 Unveils the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini “Black Edition”

This morning, Samsung unveiled a new colorway for the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini. The name they have chosen to represent this new duo is Black Edition. According to Samsung, these two devices are the “latest in an effort to build on its commitment to deliver innovative technologies with more premium design choices to consumers.” With that being said, you would expect a few new features to come packed in, right? Let’s see what’s new.  (more…)

Galaxy S4 Mini on Verizon Receives Galaxy Gear Support in New Update

Verizon’s variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini had an update approved this morning as build VRUAMK5. The update is significant in that it brings support for Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch, something few phones can lay claim to. To learn all there is to learn about the Galaxy Gear and whether or not you should care about it after receiving this update, hit up our review(more…)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Arrives on U.S. Soil in November

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This morning, outside of Galaxy Gear compatibility news, Samsung announced that their Galaxy S4 Mini will arrive in the U.S. next month (as in November) on Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and US Cellular. US Cellular and AT&T have already confirmed that they will carry the phone, we just haven’t seen pricing yet. We have also seen press images of Verizon’s variant with massive home button branding, but no official word or pricing either. (more…)