Samsung Galaxy S4 for Verizon receives Android 4.4.2 software update

Samsung Galaxy S4The Samsung Galaxy S4 for Verizon is finally receiving its Android 4.4 KitKat software update, which brings Android 4.4.2 build along with several new features and improvements to the handset. Verizon is known for its extensive testing of software updates, which is the justification for the carrier is being the last among the top four major stateside operators to release them.

Among the changes that the update is bringing is the addition of more apps to the Multi-Window tray. With Android 4.4.2 you get a whole updated set of Emoji icons to the Samsung QWERTY keyboard. You also get a number of new apps have been added to the device such as Isis Wallet, VZ Protect (version 2.0.0), Verizon Cloud and Audible app. Additionally, a number of bugs have now been fixed, including one that made secure applications container Samsung KNOX, fail to work. Wi-Fi connectivity has been improved and the phone is now more stable.

Verizon says that it will take 18 minutes to update the phone, during which time you will not be able to take or make calls. Your best bet is to be on a Wi-Fi network at the time of the download, and make sure that your battery is at least 50% charged.

source - Verizon | TechRadar

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