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Mar
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Owners of the Galaxy S4 on T-Mobile can now get their itchy trigger fingers ready to hit that "check now" button. We've received a few tips today alerting us to the fact that the carrier is rolling out an Android 4.4.2/KitKat OTA to handsets now. According to the software update screen, the feature set doesn't appear to include much of anything that Google didn't add into the stock version of KitKat:

  • OS upgrade - [KitKat OS 4.4.2]
  • Music Album art will be displayed on the lock screen while playing music.
  • The new launcher setting menu has been added - [Home Screen, SMS]
  • Camera shortcut is added in the Lock Screen
  • Improved the User Interface and stability

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One feature not listed on the screen, but which should be included, is the "Tap and Pay" option, which enables Google Wallet's mobile payment functionality. The update clocks in at 387.59 MB and updates the build to M919UVUFNB4.

Thanks, Robert!

Shawn De Cesari
Shawn is a web developer by day and XDA's resident archivist for Nexus and Google Play Edition device OTA updates by night. When not immersing himself in code or Android, he can be found hunting down antique signs, taking road trips, listening to music, or playing video games. His phone of choice is a Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
  • http://silverfang77.tumblr.com/ Silver Fang

    So when the hell are VZW users getting ours?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Shawn De Cesari

      April...2017.

      • Muhammad Abrar Naeem

        so true :D

    • KlausWillSeeYouNow

      As soon as you switch to T-Mobile.

    • Ryan Goodman

      Never lol

    • Somedude

      Hahahahhaha is so pathetic you need to wait until your network allows you to update the SO. In apple you can just download it right in the first day. For example yesterday apple release the awesome iOS 7.1 and I already have it installed (it's a MUST!!). If I ever buy an android phone it will be a Nexus, or some similar phone, where I can have the update without waiting months! LOL

      • IM ME

        Wtf are you doing here. Shoo...shoo

      • Sonic Boone

        Cool! Now, you can troll at an even more annoying rate.

      • jeff

        Screw flapple!!!!!!

        • Christopher Wallace

          lol I call it crapple

      • fyouriphone

        Ios 7.1 which looks like ios 7 which looks like ios 6 which looks like ios 5. Take your ipod and shove it

        • Somedude

          Lol is that envy? Hahahhahahhahahha if I want to change the look I can just use winterboard or dreamboard. But I don't care about the looks I care about the apps! And in apple, the apps are far superior. Enjoy your bloatware xD

      • Christopher Wallace

        crapple

    • Dan

      Why would a VZW user want kitkat on an S4? In a few weeks you'll be able to sell that S4 to T-Mobile, have T-Mobile pay your ETF and get an S5.

    • Kathie

      That's why we left Verizon <3 T-Mobile

  • Matthew Fry

    Any announced dates on the T-Mobile S3 4.4 update?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Shawn De Cesari

      Personally speaking, I wouldn't bet on seeing that for at least another 8 months. Seriously, the GS3 isn't a priority device anymore for either Samsung or any of their carrier partners. They'll get to it whenever they get to it.

    • Crispin Swickard

      Should probably assume when the rollout has finished with everything that has came since. These things tend to go from new to oldest device supported by the update. It will probably be a little while yet.

    • Sean-Paul Kearns
      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Shawn De Cesari

        Don't ever believe any Android-related story you read on IBTimes. Ever.

  • Saraladevi S

    Hope this brings more traffic for Google Wallet :)

  • antonio

    Tap to pay for the note 3 is unavailable bit for the s4 it's available now wth ? Yes both s4 and note 3 are t-mobile phones

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Shawn De Cesari

      The Note 3 and GS4 use different NFC chips. The Note 3 uses NXP chips while the GS4 uses Broadcom. Right now, host card emulation (the proper name for Android's "tap and pay" functionality) is only supported on Broadcom chips. Sprint's Galaxy Note 3 works with Google Wallet, but that's because it has a different NXP chip than most other Note 3 variants. Sprint's variant has a secure element, thus eliminating the need for host card emulation altogether. See here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2671654

      • ProductFRED

        That's the first factual answer I've heard on this topic. Thanks for the informative reply!

        • jeff

          Alot more imformative compared to what you usually hear.!!

      • Matthew Fry

        You sir, are awesome. Thanks for the clear and concise answer I have heard nowhere else.

        Oh crap: "...it will probably show up in Android 4.4.3." That'll take forever for Samsung.

  • Michael Tamayo

    This update does not bring any S5 features to our phones though correct?

    • The Witty Anonymous

      Why would it bring S5 features before the S5 is even released, that'd be the stupidest mistake from a business point of view, then they wouldn't get as many people upgrading to the S5.

      • Michael Tamayo

        Say that to Apple. Are you kidding me?

  • William Blade

    delete me, I'm a fool for NOT checking the news section to see you guys already posted about the Note 3 update rolling out..

  • NOYB

    There are issues with SD card access on this update. Card becomes read-only.

  • Keith Solomon

    4.4.2 ota update to my GS4 as we speak!

    • MeatyDick

      Should we give a fuck?

  • Enemizz

    Freezing when receiving text while phone is locked. Only problem ive seen so far

    • AbrahamBonez Gonzalez

      I have to wait 5 minutes to unlock my phone after it locks, it freezes smh should've never done it

      • Enemizz

        i did a restart and it was working fine again. you should try that

  • Someone

    What country are we talking about for this update?

  • Ryan Goodman

    So what does this new update contain??? I have the note 3.

    • AbrahamBonez Gonzalez

      Don't update it fucked up my my screen, every time my phone locks, it freezes for like 3-5 minutes when u wanna unlock it, I have a note 3 too

  • Julius Palmer

    What about metro pcs do they get the update

  • Somedude

    Hahahahhaha is so pathetic you need to wait until your network allows you to update the SO. In apple you can just download it right in the first day. For example yesterday apple release the awesome iOS 7.1 and I already have it installed (it's a MUST!!). If I ever buy an android phone it will be a Nexus, or some similar phone, where I can have the update without waiting months! xD

    • Sonic Boone

      Now you can troll at an even more annoying rate.

    • stevenwhirsch98@gmail.com

      What a dummy....Apple sucks anyway....I guess they have to do something to keep you switching to a better phone. .. Not to mention Verizon service are leaps and bounds faster and better than the garbage service you have! !!!! So hahahaha

      • Somedude

        Lol the durability of apple product are far more large than other marks. Besides, the company that keeps releasing new phones every 15 days is samsung. Apple is one per year, and you can hold the phone for far more time. I am actually using an iPhone 4S from 2011 and it's doing well. What sucks are the android future updates support, that SUCKS. I am not even from the US you genius why are you talking about Verizon and stuff paaahahhahahhahahhahahahhahahahah

        Apple is the better ecosystem, learn to live with that. Accept it.

  • MeatyDick

    And when the hell do iGet an update for my Galaxy Note 8.0?

    • Muhammad Abrar Naeem

      May be in 2015

  • Android User

    Don't be in so much rush for the update. It's been more of a pain than anything else. Google tightened things up with DRM. For example,No more screen shots of so many things like netflix, hulu and such.

  • Rachael Headifen

    I think it's gonna be a looooong wait in NZ somehow :(

    • Muhammad Abrar Naeem

      Why dont you flash other rom available at sammobile ?

  • AbrahamBonez Gonzalez

    I just got the update today morning and as soon as the update was done , my screen froze and every time my screen turns off it takes about 2-5 minutes to turn back on, annoying how can complain about this update so they can do something about it

    • fasdfas

      my phone doesn't even function anymore with the update

    • chris hathon

      The problem ive had it that my notification bar/battery display is now black and white.

  • greatcorntrollio

    Got the update for Note 3, phone only a week old so i was just getting used to the device. Seems to eat a little more battery, the widget with time and weather gets updated to correct time every time you unlock the phone. The phone was SO good that im sorry i didn't wait to read a few comments. The Phone app has been re-designed and the keys are smaller and make a droplet sound, clock on lock screen is smaller and moved, i had a b/w lockscreen picture, had to change it because the clock was unreadable...would appreciate knowledgeable replies on what got changed and how it affects the device.

  • greatcorntrollio

    Got the update for Note 3, phone only a week old so i was just getting used to the device. Seems to eat a little more battery, the widget with time and weather gets updated to correct time every time you unlock the phone. The phone was SO good that im sorry i didn't wait to read a few comments. The Phone app has been re-designed and the keys are smaller and make a droplet sound, clock on lock screen is smaller and moved, i had a b/w lockscreen picture, had to change it because the clock was unreadable...would appreciate knowledgeable replies on what got changed and how it affects the device.

  • greatcorntrollio

    Need some help. The phone app has only a choice for a silent keypad or this annoying droplet sound but no keytones, anyone know how to get real phone sounds again? Yesterday was my last day to take the Note 3 back to 4.3 on a replacement phone. I had some quirky text deliveries , seems to have resolved , clock widget misbehaves , update to real time when screen unlocked. Biggest real problem so far is that worth wifi calling some numbers don't ring, they just answer , not all but one in particular. Also the quality of the wifi calls seems worse. LTE speeds faster by 50% that's improved. Browsers snappier and interface very smooth. Wish is had waited. the Note 3 with 4.3 was the best phone I had ever owned. Anyone think a factory reset would help? Already pulled battery , thanks