South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics has started to deliver the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system update to more of its users out there, including those who own a Galaxy S4 LTE-A handset in South Korea.Apparently, the new software release is available for two of the handset’s models in the country, namely the SHV-E330S and SHV-E330K, which are the variants for wireless carriers SK Telecom and KT, respectively.
According to SamMobile, the update is available for download via the Samsung Kies desktop application for the time being, though it might start rolling out over-the-air as well in a matter of hours.
Given that Samsung has started to deliver Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy S4 devices in its homeland market, chances are that it will make a similar move regarding the international version of the smartphone.
The update has been long rumored to arrive on last year’s flagship by the end of the first quarter of 2014, but no official confirmation on its exact availability date has been provided as of now.
As part of this operating system upgrade, users are expected to receive enhancements such as white status bar icons, support for wireless printing, and improvements to the overall device performance.
Moreover, Android 4.4.2 KitKat should bring along the possibility to change the default launcher on the smartphone and to toggle the default messaging application straight from the settings menu.
Other changes include the addition of a camera shortcut to the homescreen, better Samsung keyboard, and improvements to the memory usage, along with other enhancements tune-ups.
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A in South Korea can now check out for the availability of the new platform release through firing up the Kies application, or by heading to Settings > General > About device > Software update and hitting Check now.