If you are a Samsung Galaxy S5 user and have subscribed to Sprint's carrier wireless service, there is good news for you.
Sprint has officially issued a confirmation about rolling out Google's Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS upgrade for users of Samsung's Galaxy S5 high-end smartphones, thus bringing an end to user frustration about not having received the KitKat update.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 originally ran the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating platform, out of the box.
The latest update (G900PVPU1ANK4) will be available for your Sprint devices via the over-the-air (OTA) mechanism, and the file size should be between 392 MB to 488 MB depending on your current Android OS version.
What's new in Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS update?
Android KitKat for the high-end Samsung Galaxy S5 adds new applications such as:
- HD Voice Icon
- International Wi-Fi Calling Support
- Security updates
Then, there are the regular bug fixes and stability/performance enhancements.
Even though the latest Android KitKat update does not promise extraordinary new features, the update does signify that Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS upgrade is around the corner, and you can expect your devices to get it comparatively faster (than earlier versions).
New rumours hint at a December release of Android 5.0, for the Galaxy S5.
How to manually install Android 4.4.4 on Sprint carrier driven Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones:
- Connect to Wi-Fi
- From the Home screen, tap Apps
- Scroll and select Settings
- Scroll to the System section and tap System Update
- Select Update Now
- If a system update is available, follow the prompts to install the update
- Otherwise, select OK
- Your device's software is now updated