New Samsung Galaxy KitKat update release details have emerged as Samsung continues its Android 4.4.2 KitKat update and Android 4.4.4 KitKat update push ahead of its inevitable Android 5.0 Lollipop update release.
Since January, Samsung has been delivering Android 4.4.2 KitKat updates to select devices in the United States and abroad. We’ve seen updates push out to the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, and even the aging Samsung Galaxy S3. The Samsung Galaxy Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, as many Galaxy device owners know, brings new features and bug fixes that are important to their overall experience.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat isn’t the only Android update that Galaxy users have in their sights. Samsung is also rolling out Android 4.4.4 KitKat to select Galaxy devices and it also appears to have grand designs for Android 5.0 Lollipop, the update that Google will use to replace its Android 4.4 KitKat update later on this year.
Despite the presence of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Samsung’s Android 4.4 KitKat update push continues and we’ve tracked down a number of new details for Samsung Galaxy users. Samsung continues its aggressive Android 4.4 KitKat update roll out and new KitKat updates have landed for the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2. We’ve also seen a few other developments emerge as well.
French carrier SFR has announced three different Android 4.4 KitKat roll outs. The first, a Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for its 4G model. That update had been promised for months and the carrier finally delivered. This is fantastic news for those Galaxy Note 2 users who are still waiting on KitKat because it means that Samsung and its carrier partners are still committed to getting the update out.
The carrier also recently rolled out a Galaxy S4 mini Android 4.4.2 KitKat update and a new Galaxy Note 4 Android 4.4.4 KitKat update. While the Galaxy S4 mini’s update is massive, it takes it up from Android 4.3 Jelly Bean after all, the Galaxy Note 4′s Android 4.4.4 KitKat update is simply a maintenance update aimed at improving the stability of the device.
We can say that Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the best smartphones delivered in 2013 and there is no doubt that it will be popular. Quite similar to previous generations of Galaxy smartphone flagships this one will also bring great sale results to the company and it is interesting to see how it will go on benchmarks.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip clocked at 1.9GHz with 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit (GPU). There are other handsets hitting the market with this chip (though few of them clocked as high as 1.9GHz), including the HTC One, Asus Padfone Infinity and LG’s Optimus G Pro (though this isn’t available in the UK yet).
According to the benchmarks the Samsung Galaxy S4 outperforms most of these and the vast majority of other Android phones. However, it’s interesting to note that the HTC One, which clocks in at 1.7GHz, actually scored higher in some tests – notably Quadrant.
Still, generally speaking it is without a doubt one of the fastest phones around and should deliver like-for-like performance with the HTC One and other Snapdragon 600 rivals, which are sitting pretty at the top of the high-performance pile at present.
The Galaxy S4 is a 4G capable phone and testing the modem chip in SpeedTest showed a fast ping of 47 milliseconds, a download speed of 18.73 megabits per second and an upload speed of 17.56 megabits per second. This is very good by home broadband standards, showing 4G has the capability to deliver a wireless mobile internet experience on a par with hard-wired solutions.
As well as general performance the Galaxy2014 S4 is looking like a good prospect for gaming, not least because of the huge, crystal clear display, but also as 3DMark, a gaming benchmark suite, cited the Galaxy20 S4 as ‘one of the most powerful devices around.You can expect to get very fast,fluid gaming from Samsung’s latest flagship.