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Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 gets Android 4.4.4


News by Luke Jones on Friday November 21, 2014.

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Galaxy S5
Galaxy S5

It's easy to forget that the Galaxy S5 is still Samsung's current flagship smartphone. So many devices have come after it that it feels older than it is, but the S5 is still very much in the loop and remains a potent high end device. It is also has plenty of time left on the clock in terms of receiving updates, so it is no surprise to see the Sprint variant receive a new software bump.

The Now Network (the third bur soon to be fourth largest carrier in the US) is rolling out Android 4.4.4 KitKat to its Samsung Galaxy S5 variant. Sure, Android has moved on to bigger and better things with 5.0 Lollipop recently, but it?s a case of first things first for Sprint and the GS5. The handset is all but guaranteed to get Android 5.0 in the future, but for now the 4.4.4 patch is every bit as necessary.

Sprint is pushing out the update over the air and says it will land in the next few days, or of course you can try and manually pull it by hitting up Apps > Settings > System Update > Update Now on your Galaxy S5. The file size is pretty small and brings with it full Android 4.4.4, a small software enhancements for the earlier 4.4.3 update that squashes a few security bugs (nothing immediately dangerous) in that previous build.

Aside from Android 4.4.4 arriving there is not much else going on with this update apart from support for international Wi-Fi calling, and a new HD Voice icon.

source: Sprint

 
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