It’s really sad to see that while most of the Android device owners are waiting for the latest Android L 5.0 to arrive on their device, US Cellular is still rolling out Android KitKat 4.4.2 update for their devices. Many devices have even received Android KitKat 4.4.4 release but it seems that US Cellular users might have to wait to receive this update, for a while.
Despite this update not being the latest version of Android OS, this update does bring in some new features. According to the official US Cellular webpage for Samsung Galaxy Mega, some of these features are:-
- New Phone Dialer- It prioritizes your contacts on the basis of how often you call them. Now you can also search for nearby places, businesses places, contacts or people in your Google Apps domain.
- Updated Camera App- The Camera app has also been updated, it includes a new “touch to focus” which can be dragged on your viewfinder and change your device’s focus and exposure.
- Updated Hangouts App- The Hangout app has also been updated and it now contains all of your SMS and MMS messages along with all your conversations and video calls.
- Emoji Icons- Google Keyboard has been updated with Emoji Icon support.
This update will bump your base band version to R960TYUBNF1. US Cellular also presents you with two ways to update your devices. The first way consist of using Wi-Fi to download and install the update but your device must be registered with a Google account. The second option is to use Kies via USB cable to download and install the update.
Since this update is presented in form of an OTA (Over-The-Air) update, it might be a while when you receive an OTA update notification. In the meanwhile, you can check if an update is available for your device manually by going to Settings > About Device > Software Update.
When an update is available for your device, you will receive an OTA update notification. Just tap on this update and follow the onscreen prompts to download and install the update.
If you are using Wi-Fi to install the update, then make sure that you have a stable connection and more than 70% battery backup.
How does you feel when you see other devices getting Android KitKat 4.4.4 updates while you are still getting Android Kitkat 4.4.2 update? Has anyone of you received this update? Share your views with us.