Verizon is slow with updates; this isn’t news to anyone. And so it should come as no surprise that while every Samsung Galaxy S 4 owner has been enjoying Android 4.4.2 for months, Verizon customers haven’t been so lucky. That’s changing today, though, because Verizon has finally decided to roll KitKat out to Galaxy S4 owners.
This Android 4.4.2 update is similar to the ones that hit all the other US Galaxy S 4 devices, bringing notable changes like a white status bar, minor aesthetic changes and an extra serving of smoothness (as long as Verizon didn’t mess with it too much). This update won’t magically transform your Galaxy S 4 into a Galaxy S5, but it does make the user interface look cleaner and more modern with a new KitKat look and feel.
If you own a Verizon Galaxy S 4, head into your Settings menu and check for this Android 4.4.2. And if there’s nothing there, just give it sometime and check again. These rollouts can be slow sometimes. Once you do finally get KitKat, be sure to tell us how you like it and if you notice any cool stuff or issues. Also, since you’re now on KitKat, try out 4.4-only apps like Google Camera!