Samsung’s flagship device, the Galaxy S5, has started receiving the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update in the US from carrier Verizon. This latest update comes only a month after a large patch rolled out to devices on the same network. Here's what you can expect from the latest S5 update from your carrier. Update: Verizon has pushed out a second Android 4.4.4 patch just a week after the first. Read on for the full story.
Just last month, a Galaxy S5 update on Verizon brought a wealth of improvements to the device, such as better music streaming connectivity and some UI changes in Memo and and Emergency Mode. It also updated some of the included software (bloatware) that comes with the handsets, like Message+ and Cloud. The latest patch seems to be a little less comprehensive, but early reports suggest there has been some minor interface changes to look out for and a bluetooth related fix.
Update: Verizon has pushed out yet another update for the Galaxy S5, less than a week after the last, with build number KTU84P.G900VVRU1ANI2. The patch brings some extra tracking features to the S Health app, tweaks to enable VoLTE, and an option to turn off the Galaxy S5 camera shutter sound! If you were yet to download the update from last week then it's likely you will jump straight to this latest version.
Sprint only recently upgraded the Galaxy Note 3 to Android 4.4.4, so the S5 shouldn't be far behind on this network, meanwhile T-Mobile and AT&T users are still sitting on Android 4.4.2, despite receiving some minor updates last month also.
Verizon users: keep checking your Software Update page in Settings > About Phone to see when your handset will be ready for these patches, and you can read our thoughts on Samsung's all-powerful smartphone in our Samsung Galaxy S5 review here.
Are you still keeping up with Galaxy S5 updates? Or are you now only interested in when it will receive Android L?