Alright friends, time to see if you got an update headed your way. Pretty much all the updates are Android 4.4.2 related, and you T-Mobile Galaxy S4 and Note 3 users should be you are finally getting it. If you haven’t gotten you update yet, don’t worry, these update rollouts take time. Just be glad that they are coming.
T-Mobile Galaxy S4 gets Android 4.4.2
Android 4.4.2 for the HTC Butterfly S
Huawei Ascend P6 gets Android 4.4.2
KitKat hits the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3
Android 4.4.2 rolls out to the Sprint Moto X
Another day and another OTA on the way for a Samsung device. Today we learn that T-Mobile is pushing the OTA update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 that will bring it up to Android 4.4.2. This update will bring with it a baseband version of M919UVUFNB4. The push moves the device from 4.3 that that pushed back in Novemeber. That one brought in Knox and Galaxy Gear support.
The update is rolling out in stages via the traditional OTA method. If you opt for the update in that fashion you will want to make sure you have over 50% battery charge and some time to kill on a Wi-Fi network. The update will weigh in at 388mbs and will take a little bit of time to download. If you aren’t a huge fan of OTA downloads, the update has also been made available via Samsung Kies. That would be Samsung’s companion PC app for backing up things, transferring files and updating your device. It is also very useful for those that don’t like to wait for the update prompt to finally hit their device. If you want to do it manually yourself, just open Samsung Kies on your PC and connect your device. You can head over to Samsung.com for the Kies software if you don’t have it yet, it takes a while to install though.
T-Mobile’s customer-friendly “Uncarrier” schtick seems to be changing people’s minds about the country’s 4th largest wireless provider, and it’s not done fiddling with that formula just yet. The folks in magenta just announced a slew of tweaks to its Simple Choice plans that make them worth yet another look.
Here’s the long and short of it: if you’ve got T-Mobile’s $50 Simple Choice plan, your LTE data and tethering buckets will double in size from 500MB to 1GB (at no extra cost, mind you) starting on March 23. If you’re more of a power user, you can shell out an additional $10 per month per line to bring those buckets up to 3GB a pop, and a new $30/month option grants you unlimited LTE data speeds and 5GB of tethering. This does come at a price though: the $20/month tier that gave you unlimited LTE data and 2.5GB of tethering has been rejiggered to provide 5GB of each. Sure, 5GB is a lot of data, but it doesn’t hold a candle to what you used to get. Thankfully, if you’ve already got that plan, it’s yours keep.
But really, it’s T-Mobile’s aggressive (and surprising) stance on international data and messaging that really helped to turn some heads. As you might expect, the carrier’s global data roaming footprint has just grown (if only by a bit): you’ll be able to check emails and fire off messages with impunity in Afghanistan, Guam, Honduras, Macao, Uganda, the Canary Islands and San Marino. The biggest get here though is the inclusion of unlimited international messaging for–you guessed it–a whopping $0 extra per month. It’s probably not going to spell the end for hugely-popular messaging apps like Whatsapp, but smoothing out wrinkles of international texting couldn’t hurt T-Mobile’s reputation. As usual, you don’t have to do anything to claim these goodies — they’ll just show up on your bill, waiting oh-so-eagerly for you to use them.
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Samsung already made it clear that the Galaxy S5 would reach AT&T when it launched globally in April. Still, it’s nice to know the flagship is on track for an on-time arrival, right? The 5.1-inch phone just surfaced in a fresh set of FCC documents, which show a GS5 variant with AT&T-friendly LTE bands (2, 4, 5 and 17) and support for ANT+ sensors (handy for wireless heart-rate monitors and the like). Predictably, the phone also includes GSM, GPRS, EDGE and UMTS, for when you can’t manage a 4G signal. That still leaves lots of questions — how much will it cost? How good is this thing? — but we suppose we’ll just have to wait until April 11th to find out.
Update: Sure enough, a T-Mobile version of the GS5 has also surfaced at the FCC.
Back in January, Samsung released Android 4.4.2 for the international version of the Galaxy Note 3. And today, T-Mobile decided to release the update for their variant of the Galaxy Note 3. If you are using a Note 3, then you will receive the notification soon. Or else you can also check your settings and update your phone manually.
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Last week we saw Samsung had released the source code for Android 4.4 KitKat for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3. We usually see an update to the corresponding device within a day or so. Sadly it took a few more days than that for T-Mobile to start the push. It would appear that the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 3 has begun. It has popped up a few times for various users on XDA and a user on the T-Mobile support page has alerted people as well.
The update carries software version KOT49H.N900TUVUCNB4 and is quite large, coming in at a reported 495.75MB’s. Obviously you will want to make sure you have some time to kill on Wi-Fi and well over 50% battery life before you start the process as the download is also being said to take almost 2 hours to download.
We can only guess at what the update has done, or what T-Mobile has altered. Certainly there will be some bug fixes, tweaks and performance improvements. Samsung reportedly was going to be altering the UI, Location Menu, Enhanced Messaging and Upgraded Google Mobile Service Apps.
Let’s see if your device is getting updated. Well if you have an AT&T Galaxy S4, you might be enjoying some Android 4.4.2. Hopefully you are, and you T-Mobile LG G2 users will be getting yours shortly. Let us know if you got any updates.
In typical information cruising we came across a post over at Android Geeks that said the T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z Android 4.3 update was starting to roll out. The page they referred to was the T-Mobile support page for the Xperia Z. That is is all on the up and up, but it seems that shortly after it was published, it was removed.
Priory to its vanishing act, the AndroidGeek guys got a screenshot of the page. It outlined that as of March 3rd, today, there would be an update to Android 4.3 for the Xperia Z. It would be labeled with firmware version 10.4.C.0.797. The improvements sections lists a few niceties though.
- Software Stability Improvements
- UXP Air user interface redesign
- WiFi Calling user interface redesign
- Stock keyboard switched from Nuance XT9 to Swiftkey
- 5 signal bars instead of 4
A few things could have happened that forced it to be pulled back down. One, the publication wasn’t finished. Seriously, there is an extra bullet point with no writing.
Second, while today is March 3rd, they have all day to start the roll out. It is most likely still coming, just not until later this evening. Or third, which we don’t want to have happen, it started its roll out and and failed or screwed up some devices. We didn’t see any reports of issues, or of anyone getting the OTA yet for that matter, so we are going to go with the first two reasons for now.
For those sporting the T-Mobile branded Sony Xperia Z, keep your device charged up and don’t stray to far from a WiFi connection. The file size that was listed comes in at 308 MBs. If you happen to see it pop-up, let us, and the rest of the users, know about it.
A few days ago we told you that in March, LG will start rolling Android 4.4.2 update for LG G2 owners in UK, but it seems they are not the only one who will be getting blessings by LG. T-Mobile has announced that beginning March 3, they will start rolling out the update for LG G2 users all over the USA.
- Update to Android 4.4 KitKat
- Auto Brightness
- User experience improvements
Any T-Mobile LG G2 users already rocking Android 4.4.2? Tell us about it in the comment box below.
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T-Mobile users rocking and LG G2 might see some Android 4.4.2 today. T-Mobile posted on their page that the update should be rolling out today, but naturally it might take a bit for it to roll out to all users.
- Update to Android 4.4 KitKat
- Auto Brightness
- User experience improvements
If you don’t see the update in your settings, give it some time. On the support page, it does mention the OTA will be rolling out between the dates of March 6th to the 25th. If it isn’t there quite yet, just be a little more patient and it will arrive. Let us know if you received it.