If you are a proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy 4 Active (GT-I9295), you might be glad to hear that the device will receive the Android 4.4.2 update starting today. The carrier models already started to receive the update and now it’s time for the unlocked models to get updated globally. As usual, the update will be rolled out in multiple stages so depending. You might not get this update today but rest assured that it’s coming. The update is rolling out it the Netherlands right now and it will change the software version to I9295XXUCNE5.
The KitKat update is expected to bring faster performance to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, along with better battery life, full-screen album art when playing music, white status bar icons, lock screen camera shortcut and wireless printing support. It will also allow you to set default messaging apps and launchers.
It might take a while for the update to reach everyone but user outside the Netherlands should expect to receive the Android 4.4.2 update for their Samsung Galaxy S4 Active soon. Samsung is rolling out KitKat updates for all of its high-end smartphones and the Galaxy S4 and Note II already received the update earlier this year. Like the Samsung S4 and Note II, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active might also get some extra features imported from the Samsung Galaxy S5.
You can try to pull the update manually, if you don’t like to wait, trough Samsungs Kies app or download the firmware and flash it manually if you know how to do it. It’s about time the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active to get KitKat. AT&T started to update its devices but stopped after a while. The Samsung Galaxy S4 received its Android KitKat in February. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active was initially available only in the U.S. but Samsung gradually made it available globally.