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Sprint Updates The Samsung Galaxy S5 To Android 4.4.4 Kit Kat Via OTA

November 20, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

Earlier this morning Sprint began to push out an update to the Samsung Galaxy S5 on their network that saw it moving forward to Android 4.4.4 Kit Kat, bringing in a likely set of bug fixes and improvements along with some software changes, tweaks, and additions of note. Google security patches have been applied along with this update along with International WiFi calling support. Users will also notice a brand new HD Voice icon in their app drawer. Just like with the update to Kit Kat 4.4.4 for the Galaxy Note 3 on AT&T that we mentioned not too long ago, the update started today but it could still be a couple days or more before your own personal device gets the updated software.

If you don’t see the update notification up in your status bar you can always try to force the update to come through manually by checking for software upgrades in settings. The good news here is that Sprint Galaxy S5 owners will be on a newer version of software even if only slightly. The update however isn’t particularly exciting because it doesn’t really bring in a whole lot of new stuff. Some users might find the International WiFi calling support very useful though. With this update jumping into the hands of Sprint subscribers those individuals can now begin to truly look forward to Android 5.0 Lollipop being their next software update, that is if nothing goes wrong with this one and prompts a patch to be sent out to fix an issue.

If you we’re hoping for exciting new features or at least a some swanky new UI changes(even minimal ones)with this update you’ll be a little disappointed, although it should have been expected as it wasn’t a major jump to new software, just a slightly newer build. If you have a Galaxy S5 on the Sprint network, and you have already received the update over the air, how does the update to the device affect usability? Do you notice any improvements or do things run the same for the most part? Let us know your thoughts about the software update in the comments.