The Exynos variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is getting a fresher version of Android 4.4.2 Kitkat rolling out over the air namely XXU1AGN3 firmware. being an S5, many people were anticipating much newer Android 4.4.4 KitKat in its last stages, but it wasn’t to be yet. We’ve seen Sammy addressing bugs and deploying improvements in build and not issuing the last stage of the chocolate build instead, trying to put quality ahead of quantity. It also gives immediate relief to those suffering from a bad operating system experience.
Android 4.4.2 is the most feature-rich experience out of all the updates since the original 4.4. We won’t see many new features until Android L comes out. The L variant is out as the Develop Preview after being unveiled at the Google I/O event held in July this year.
To serve as a refresher, the current version comes with cloud printing, white status bar icons, transparent status and navigation bars, full screen album art from the lock screen, a camera app on the lock screen, new Location menu and immersive mode out of the box. In addition, there is updated Samsung native apps, changes to the TouchWiz UI, performance boosts, enhanced Samsung Keyboard and more.
That is what you already experienced since owning the handset. Now, after you download and install the XXU1AGN3 build, you will have security patches similar to what is found in the stock Android 4.4.4 software and extra performance tweaks.
Android Geeks are reporting that we could be seeing the next significant step up from here as the Android L, and not anything else from the chocolate name. There’s merit into that type of thinking because we are noticing a similar situation happening with HTC and their current 4.4.3 rollout in the US.
We recommend taking a full backup of the OS to the external storage before choosing to install the update. Furthermore, using a stable WiFi connection is advised. The file size is 200 MB and will take some time to complete if using the mobile data. It also will not be as stable; therefore, running a higher risk of requiring a factory reset if interrupted.