Samsung Galaxy S4 Active now getting Android 4.4 KitKat outside of the US
Interestingly, and in a twist compared to how things usually go with such rollouts, AT&T’s Galaxy S4 Active was the first variation of the device to get the new software – in the world. Now though, those outside of the US who have purchased a Galaxy S4 Active can look forward to getting the new bits too.
The international rollout has started in the Netherlands, where software version I9295XXUCNE5 (with Android 4.4.2) is now heading to devices over-the-air or via Kies, Samsung’s desktop PC app.
This update will bring with it faster performance, the white status bar icons, better battery life, full screen album art on the lock screen while playing music, a camera shortcut on the lock screen, support for wireless printing, and the ability to easily set default launcher and messaging apps.
KitKat should soon be making its way to Galaxy S4 Active handsets purchased from other countries too, so if you can be patient just a little while longer you’ll receive the gift of having the latest version of Android on your device.