The huge amount of leaks and rumors have indicated that the Galaxy S5 Active could make its way to markets very soon, but owners of the Galaxy S4 Active now have one less reason to upgrade to the rugged Galaxy S4’s successor. Samsung has begun rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to the international model of the Galaxy S4 Active, a month after it was made available for the AT&T variant in the US.
The update is currently rolling out over the air and via Samsung Kies, and will bring the software version up to I9295XXUCNE5. Changes include the usual KitKat goodies – faster performance, smoother UI, wireless printing support, the ability to customize the default home and messaging apps, white status bar icons, full-screen album art on the lockscreen while playing music, and general stability improvements.
Since software updates go out in phases, it will be a few weeks before Galaxy S4 Active owners around the world are enjoying the benefits of the latest version of Android. Impatient folks can try to pull the update manually through Settings » General » About phone » Software updates, though that will likely not be of any help unless the update has started rolling out in their region.