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AT&T updates Galaxy S4 and LG G3


News by Luke Jones on Friday November 14, 2014.

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AT&T is rolling out an update for a couple of its handsets today, namely the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the LG G3. Of course, the S4 is Sammy's 2013 flagship, while the G3 is LG's latest core high ender, so you may expect this update involves a certain Android 5.0 Lollipop, especially as LG said the G3 would get the software this month. However, hold your excitement because this fresh Ma Bell update is not carrying Google's latest and greatest platform build.

In fact the Galaxy S4 is getting the bump to Android 4.4.4 KitKat, the final build of the KitKat line. This handset is all but guaranteed to get Lollipop at some point, but the fact that the S4 is only now landing Android 4.4.4 tells us that we will have to wait a while to get Lollipop with AT&T. An older build then, but that?s okay as this update brings some extra goodies in the form of six new apps, Keeper, Mail, Live, Uber, Remote Support, and Device Help. Finally, Knox 2.0, Samsung's Enterprise Security and Management suite. On top of that a call quality issues has been solved.

Miscellaneous improvements, bug fixes and security updates

E911 Call issue fix

Added Knox 2.0

Applications added: Keeper, Mail, Live, Uber, Remote Support, Device Help

The LG G3 is getting a smaller update that does not include a new Android build. That means the device is still rocking the Android 4.4.2 it had at launch, by hey, don't worry because LG has said Android 5.0 Lollipop is imminent for its flagship. This patch brings with it:

No power on? Fix via Qualcomms patch

GMS (Google Mobile Service) update

Google Security Patches

Stability improvements

Mobile TV 6.0

Skyfire Toolbar removal

 
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