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Re: How long is it gonna take version to release Kit - Kat 4.4
Originally Posted by SalPugliese
Originally Posted by zedorda
Originally Posted by jrh4054
*Historically*, yes, Verizon has a reputation for being the last of all American carriers to get updates out to devices. Having said that, however, when it comes to the GS4, Verizon has up until now been right in line with the other major carriers when it comes to updates...in a few cases (pardon me for not going back to look for specifics), they even beat other carriers to the punch. It seems whenever an update becomes available for one US carrier, the others will release one within a few days. Is it because VZW finally got their **** together? Is it because Samsung leaned on Verizon to ensure that updates would be released quicker? I don't know, but the fact is that Verizon has been MUCH better with this device than it has with any device in the past.
Originally Posted by japetty
To answer the OP...it takes a while for devices to get updated when a new Android version comes out. Samsung has to make sure that all their hardware and software works before releasing it. This is normal. From what I'm reading in the forums, the Sprint version of KK for the GS4 is rolling out now...so I would imagine that it won't be too much longer for the Verizon version, based on what I said above about the previous updates for this phone. The fact is though that nobody knows...could be tomorrow, could be next month, could be next year...
Also, if you feel like this has been "so long" for a phone to get a major update...then perhaps you should consider a Nexus phone for your next purchase. Given that the KK update is rolling out for versions of this phone now (that originally shipped with 4.2.2) that's actually not bad. Not trying to be mean or anything when I say that...but if you want speedy updates as soon as Google releases them, Nexus phone are the only way to get that...otherwise you wait.