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Sprint Note 2, GS3 and GS4 Mini among planned KitKat updates

Sprint has confirmed that it's rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, with both updates having gone live in the past month. Sprint's Galaxy S4 started receiving KitKat from Feb. 13, and was joined a week later by the Note 3 on Feb. 20. But those won't be the only Samsung devices to receive Android 4.4 on Sprint's network — the carrier also revealed plans to update the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Mega and Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, though there's no information on when these updates will be availabe.

If previous Samsung KitKat updates are any indication, Sprint customers won't be in for any major visual changes compared to the earlier Android 4.3 and 4.2-based software. Highlights pointed out by the carrier in its blog post include the new location menu, SMS in Hangouts and updated lock screen capabilities, including full-screen album art.

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teejay69 says:

I can confirm that here in the Orlando, Florida area, we have recieved the update! Not as dynamic as we thought but it is up to date!

cdawg4501 says:

@teejay69 What handset do you have? I'm in Daytona and not seeing anything!

whaddupdoe says:

Havent received in Indy yet, or atleast I haven't.

f1usgp says:

I did a week ago.

newboyx says:

The update is not at all tied to your geographical region.

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smith2sc says:

Got mine a week ago in VA

Theot says:

I'll stick to my unlocked bootloader and rooted 4.1.2 with my custom rom on my note 2.

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Shawheim says:

Got my KK on my Note 3 the day after it was announced v

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Eswim1772 says:

It's strange because my wife and I both have a S4 (she got her's before mine) and I got the update and she still is waiting for her update. BTW we're in NYC.

TheMimic12 says:

I presume that the virgin and boost versions of the s3 are getting kitkat as well?

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tmiller679 says:

I'm curious about this to. I know a few people with Virgin Mobile S3s.

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TheMimic12 says:

They do claim on their site that the s3 is running android 4.3, so hopefully it gets updated to kitkat

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LeoLeoni says:

I don't like how it made it impossible to hide samsung apps that I don't use

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NoNexus says:

BEcause it is Bullshit?

DWR_31 says:

Its not bullshit!!!
Just bought a T-Mobile Note 3 and couldn't use ES File Explorer the way I used to.

Note 3 just got returned.

My Sprint GS3 will get the 4.4.2 update, but it'll be the Knox-Free version from XDA...!

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3 Maxx...!!!
(ZeroLemon 7000mA battery and ZeroShock Case)

DWR_31 says:

Edit: I will not be upgrading to 4.4.2 until it comes preloaded on my next device.

I just can't lose one of the best parts of Android.

Google, you might have just lost me to Tizen.

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3 Maxx...!!!
(ZeroLemon 7000mA battery and ZeroShock Case)

Blondiee89 says:

Like your SD card? Well, with this update, it's now useless. http://beranger.org/2014/01/30/how-kitkat-4-4-killed-android-and-google-...

NoNexus says:

LOL Samsung = the answer

(I think LG fixed that stupid Google move as well)

jimbo says:

Yeah, let's see how this update improves performance. Perhaps Jerry Hildenbrand made a good point when he wrote the following.
"Oh, it will break shit. It always breaks shit. "

meyerweb says:

I hope the location menu changes go back to the 4.1.2 approach of letting me decide to use the phone network for location without having to also use WiFi. The current setup in 4.3 eats battery if you choose the network-based location option.

Dominick079 says:

Does anyone know if KitKat was released for the HTC One Mini on AT&T?

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montecarlo48 says:

Galaxy tab 3 update is out just downloaded it

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Yorby says:

My galaxy tap 3 I got the update yeess I like

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Gozeta says:

Can anyone confirm if kitkat brought back the mobile data toggle in the notification panel? Cause it was removed in 4.3.

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James H1 says:

I'm confused. I use Hangouts for SMS on my 4.3 device.

Michael Cruz says:

I upgrade my sprint note 3 and hated can't moves file to my external as card.Ans now for the moment it look like is not possible to go back to jelly bean.