What is the current status of the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update roll out?
Google launched the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update in June to patch a security issue. The update was released not long after Android 4.4.3 KitKat was released in earlier in the same month.
Android 4.4.3 KitKat was supposed to fix the numerous problems that were present in Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Some of the more common issues with Android 4.4.2 KitKat include rapid battery drain, Wi-Fi problems, poor signal strength, and random reboots.
Despite the problems with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, Samsung is still releasing that update to its users, with the occasional Android 4.4.3 KitKat and Android 4.4.4 KitKat roll out in some parts of the world for a very limited list of devices.
For instance, Optus in Australia says that it will roll out the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update for the Galaxy S5, while the Galaxy S5 LTE-A model in Europe is supposedly also getting that update.
Rogers in Canada claims the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update is currently available for the Note 3 and Galaxy S4, and that the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update for the Galaxy Mega, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S3 Mini, and Galaxy Note 8.0 is “coming soon.”
The only device that Samsung officially states will carry the Android 4.4.4 KitKat is the upcoming Galaxy Alpha. It is unclear if the soon to be released Galaxy Note 4 will also run the Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
Motorola is currently releasing the Android 4.4.4 KitKat for the Moto X.
In the United States, Sprint and AT&T are rolling out the update, but there is still no word yet for T Mobile and US Cellular, although Motorola does say that the updates should be available in the near future.
HTC is currently rolling out the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update, but it has the Android 4.4.4 KitKat security patch worked in, so HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) users can rest assured that they do not need the latest version of Google’s Android KitKat OS.
Sony users have even less to worry, as the Japanese company has been prompt with its patches, and even older model phones like the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, and Xperia Z Ultra have been given the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update.
Finally, it looks like LG users are stuck on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update like most Samsung phone users. LG has not officially announce if its ever going to bring the latest Android KitKat update to its users, and it is doubtful if their devices will ever get the Android 4.4.4 KitKat.