Software giant Google has started rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition, shortly after the HTC One Google Play edition began receiving the latest firmware.
Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition is the first Samsung device to receive the update. With the update, the smartphone joins the Android Kitkat club along with other smartphones such as Nexus 4, 7 and 10.
While announcing the launch of Nexus 5 along with Android 4.4 KitKat OS, Google said its Play Editions of Samsung and HTC would receive the update in coming days. The new firmware will bring improvements to Caller-ID, Priority Contacts, Immersive display, Enhanced Message grouping, Emoji Characters, NFC and Wireless Printing, Bluetooth MAP (Message Access Profile), Multi-tasking and battery life.
Confirming the latest roll out, Google on its official Android Google+ page said, "Starting today, Samsung GS4 and HTC One Google Play edition devices are getting an update to Android 4.4!"
Other Galaxy devices including Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Notes are also due to receive the Android 4.4 Kitkat update. Samsung is yet to make a statement on the update, but a leaked document revealed that Galaxy S4 [GT-19500] and Galaxy Note 3[SM-N900] are scheduled to get the update in January 2014.
Folks at iTechAddict who claimed to received the documents from an insider also reported that Galaxy S3 [GT-19300] and Galaxy Note 2 [SM-N7100] are likely to savour KitKat OS by April 2014. However, the authenticity of the report is in question as the model number of Galaxy Note 2 was mentioned incorrectly.