Good news, Android fans! AT&T and Sprint have announced that starting today, they’re rolling KitKat updates out to a couple of their king size smartphones.
First up is AT&T, which is now pushing Android 4.4 to its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The update brings the usual KitKat goodies, like white status bar icons and the ability to choose your default messaging app, as well as an option to set the sound for specific Samsung apps. The full list of changes shared by AT&T is as follows:
- Improved user interface: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as re-styled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen-immersive mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security and smarter power use.
- Default messaging app: Choose a default messaging app when multiple messaging services are installed.
- Improved GPS performance
- Enhanced music access: Full screen album art and media controls are available from the lock screen when listening to music.
- Camera access: The camera can also be accessed directly from the lock screen.
- Location menu: An integrated location menu enables users to easily activate GPS and share location details.
- Wireless printing: Integrated support for wireless printing available in enhanced settings.
- New sound controls: Set sound for specific Samsung applications in enhanced settings.
In order to snag this update, you can grab your AT&T-branded Note 3 and head into Settings > More > About Device > Software Update > Check for Updates.
Meanwhile, Sprint has started to roll Android 4.4.2 to its HTC One max. The update bumps the Sprint One max up to software version 2.09.651.1 and includes Android 4.4.2, SDC support, new Bluetooth profiles and more. You can manually check for this 344MB update by tapping Settings > System updates > HTC software update > Check Now.
It’s always good to see updates rolling out, especially when they bump the devices up to the newest version of Android. And considering that the Note 3 and One max are two flagship devices, I’m sure that their owners are happy to finally be getting updated to KitKat as well. If you’re rocking an AT&T Note 3 or Sprint One max, give us a shout in the comments below when Android 4.4 makes its way to you!