A new software update is rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 with the build number G750AUCU1ANL1. It’s finding its way over the air as a notification to subscribers to the AT&T phone carrier network and no other. The new build is updating the operating system to a fresh version of Android 4.4.4 KitKat. It does bring a few features worth mentioning, though far from the Android 5.0 Lollipop which will be arriving soon.
By viewing the official change-log and support page here, you can see that the software update comes with AT&T messages backup service and user interface enhancements. Some of you may know the words “user interface” simply as the UI instead. What does that mean? Expect the AT&T bloatware to basically shift around on your display and change the look of the stock Android Rom. We saw a few of these shifts lately. The most recent was the Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Popular blog Android Police quoted the change as a young product manager making some changes for the hell of it and we can’t argue. That likely is what is happening here.
Interestingly, we have another feature apart from just the UI adjustments which is more enticing for people to accept the over the air notification. Many people were opting out of the installment knowing that big blogs like Android Police were criticizing the update. Now that they are including a backup feature for messages, that will make people think twice about saying no to the installment. We won’t try to twist your arm one way or the other. If you love the layout of your current Android ROM you might prefer skipping this update.
Furthermore, you are not obliged to accept any future software update. However, generally they come with amazing features which over time make the smartphone or tablet experience far better than before. Likewise, you get bug fixes and improvements combined with a smoother and faster ROM as software is more refined over time. Small updates such as this are fine for skipping over and leaving the OTA on hold. Just don’t continue doing it because the next might be a major installment you really wish you had running on your device.