It looks as though more and more devices these days are on the receiving end of the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update, such as the Galaxy Note 3 from Sprint, as well as a range of Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z from Sony. Well, those who happen to own a Samsung Galaxy S5 and are rocking to Verizon as your mobile carrier of choice, you too, will be on the receiving end of the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update, as installing this update ought to see an end to any audio issues which previously plagued a Bluetooth connection.
It looks like Samsung is sending the latest public version of Android ’round the houses. Yesterday theGalaxy Note 3 on Sprint got upgraded to Android 4.4.4, and according to a few end users, Verizon’s flavor of the Galaxy S5 is getting it today. A long thread on the popular XDA Developers forum began a few hours ago, with multiple Galaxy S5 owners reporting the download coming in. One user posted the download link, a hefty 346MB file. Neither Verizon nor Samsung have documented the 4.4.4 update on their support sites, which is pretty unusual – it’s faintly possible that this is a test build that was accidentally sent out early. Some users report a changelog that mentions a “Bluetooth media failure” bugfix. No major cosmetic changes are included, but that’s not surprising – Android 4.4.3 is primarily bug fixes, and Android4.4.4 is a security patch.