Samsung is currently rolling out the much-anticipated Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to all International models of its former flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, located in parts of Asia and Europe including Poland, Malaysia and the Philippines. This rather hefty upgrade is a fairly major bump up from Android 4.3, bringing support for the Galaxy Gear, together with the usual multitude of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.
In terms of added functionality, Android 4.4.2 is a major upgrade from 4.3, packing a completely redesigned user interface, SMS message integration in the standard Hangouts application, Google Now on the home screen, Wi-Fi printing capabilities for HP ePrinters, autocomplete for the integrated stock telephone dialer, Emoji support for Google Keybaord and lots, lots more.
If you own a European or Asian Galaxy S4 and have not yet received the over-the-air update, you can head into “Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to manually scan for the upgrade. Alternatively, you can wait for the push notification to hit your device, prompting you to download and install the update.
Please be aware that you will need to have at least 50% of battery and must be connected to a secure Wi-Fi network in order to install this whopping 400MB update, which will take approximately half an hour to download.