Samsung announces US Galaxy devices that will receive KitKat update

While many of the major smartphone manufacturers have gotten on board with the latest Android update, Samsung has been rather slow when it comes to rolling out updates for its Galaxy range of smartphones and tablets. That said, the company has now finally announced a list of all the Galaxy devices in the US that will get the new Android 4.4.2 KitKat update. You can find the list below:

  • Galaxy Note 3
  • Galaxy Note II
  • Galaxy S4
  • Galaxy S4 mini
  • Galaxy S4 Active
  • Galaxy S4 zoom
  • Galaxy S III
  • Galaxy S III mini
  • Galaxy Mega
  • Galaxy Light
  • Galaxy Note 8.0
  • Galaxy Tab 3
  • Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

The latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat update offers several innovative, easy-to-use features that enhance the user experience. These include a more intuitive user interface, better messaging capabilities, and updated applications.

The latest update brings an integrated location menu that enables users to easily summon GPS, WiFi, and mobile networks. The new enhanced messaging feature allows users to choose between Messages or Hangouts as their preferred default application. Additionally, it enables users to choose from a large assortment of updated emoji icons.

The Android KitKat 4.4.2 update for the aforementioned devices has begun starting today and will continue throughout the next few months. That said, the availability of the update will depend on the carrier and the product.


Samsung Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro now available for preorder

Samsung has officially announced that the Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro are now ready for preorder, while shipping begins on February 13. Both devices will be available for purchase via several retailers throughout the US. These include Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Tiger Direct, PC Richard and Sons, Fry’s, Newegg, and Samsung’s official website.

The Galaxy Tab Pro will hit store shelves starting February 13, while the Note Pro is expected to arrive sometime in March. Both tablets will be offered in a choice of black and white color options.

The new Galaxy Tab Pro will be available in three sizes — 8.4-inch, 10.1-inch, and 12.2-inch — while the Galaxy Note Pro will only be available in the 12.2-inch size. All four tablets have 2560 x 1600 pixel displays, Android 4.4 KitKat, Wi-Fi and LTE options, and 8-megapixel rear cameras as well as 2-megapixel front cameras.

You can find the official prices of all variants of the tablets below:

  • Note Pro 12.2: $749.99 (32 GB), $849.99 (64 GB)
  • Tab Pro 12.2: $649.99 (32 GB)
  • Tab Pro 10.1: $499.99 (16 GB)
  • Tab Pro 8.4: $399.99 (16 GB)

The Galaxy Note Pro is the largest in Samsung’s Pro range of tablets, and the Note Pro supports the S Pen as well. Other key specs include a high-res 12.2-inch display, Exynos Octa processor, 3GB RAM, and Android 4.4 KitKat with Magazine UX on top. It comes in 32/64GB storage variants. There’s also an 8MP primary camera along with a 2MP front-facing shooter. Juicing up the tablet is a 9500mAh battery. The Galaxy Tab Pro also packs the same high-res screen, however, it comes with a less powerful Snapdragon 800 processor and 8GB of RAM.