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Samsung Galaxy S3 on AT&T Finally Gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat

June 18, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Those of you on AT&T with the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be delighted to know that Android 4.4.2 KitKat is finally on it’s way to your device. AT&T has approved the update from Samsung and it should be rolling out beginning today. AT&T only allows you to check for updates once every 24 hours, so be careful before attempting to pull down this update, because if you can’t grab it you’re going to be waiting another 24 hours before you can try it again. With this update, AT&T has fixed a ton of things, literally. The changelog is pretty long, and here it is:

“Here is the list of changes:

Android OS Version upgraded to 4.4.2
New Lock Screen AccessMedia Controls – full-screen album art and media controls when listening to music
Camera Shortcut  – access the Camera application right from the lock screen
SMS App Chooser – select a default application for sending and receiving SMS text messages
Restyled Status and Navigation Bars – status and navigation bars are translucent and can sit on top of apps, along with simplified status bar icons
AT&T Drive Mode is changed to DriveMode
“Beat Music” Pre-loaded
Video player closed captioning Settings > My device > Accessibility > Google subtitles (CC) and Samsung subtitles (CC)
Unified Location Menu: Settings > More > Location Location Settings is same as Location service in JBP. User can set the Locating method and check the recent location requests
Expanded Emoji Icons
Wireless Printing is added. You can add printing support to your apps or develop print services to support specific types of printers. Apps > Settings > Connections > More networks > Printing
Prevention Information pop-up message is suppressed.
Copy & paste improvements
Email allows inline editing
Phone/Dialer user interface enhancements
Settings changes
Bluetooth enhancements
Immersive mode addition
Keyboard enhancements
HCE (Host card emulation) Enabled
UICC (Universal Integrated Circuit Card ) is set as default
GMS apps update (GMS 4.4.2_r2).”

Pretty big update for the Samsung Galaxy S3. How many of you have already received the update? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.