Now getting KitKat: Samsung Galaxy Note II (Sprint), Galaxy S III (US Cellular), Galaxy Mega 6.3
Another day, another batch of updates to Android 4.4 KitKat going out. This time we’re talking about no less than three Samsung devices, two sold in the US and one internationally. Let’s take them one by one.
First up we have Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Note II. The international variation of this handset started receiving the tasty new bits about a month ago, and now it looks like it’s time for US carrier versions to get it too. This update will come over-the-air, though it may take a few days for that to happen as the rollout is staggered. After updating, you’ll be on software version L900VPUCNE2.
Next up, the Samsung Galaxy S III for US Cellular. Despite the fact that the internationally sold Galaxy S III will never be updated to what is now the latest version of Android, US carrier versions of it are in a different situation – they’ll all get it. US Cellular has posted the update’s details on its website, which means an over-the-air rollout is imminent (if it hasn’t started already). If your phone hasn’t notified you about the update yet and you’re impatient, you can get it via a computer – just follow these instructions. After updating, you’ll be on software version R530UVXCND4.
Finally, the international Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is also receiving the goodness of KitKat. For now, the update (I9200XXUDNE4) is only available in Russia, and only via Kies, Samsung’s desktop PC software. But it’s sure to make its way to other countries as well after a short while.