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Today, Sprint has revealed their plans for upgrading select Samsung phones and tablets to Android 4.4 KitKat. Devices like the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 have already started to get KitKat OTA, respectively on February 13th and February 20th.
Sprint now says that those won’t be the only devices that will be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat. There’s no timeline right now, but these devices are planned to get updates:
- Galaxy Note 2
- Galaxy S4 Mini
- Galaxy S3
- Galaxy Mega
- Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
It’s good to see more devices get KitKat, since that’s the latest version of Android. But like with previous upgrades to KitKat, these devices won’t see any major UI changes. But you will get the new location menu, SMS in the Hangouts app, and the upgraded lock screen features that KitKat has to offer.
Hopefully a timeline is provided soon for these devices. But until then, at least you know that if you have one of these devices, Sprint and Samsung are working together to update these to KitKat 4.4.
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Sprint Note 2, GS3 and GS4 Mini among planned KitKat updates
Sprint has confirmed that it’s rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, with both updates having gone live in the past month. Sprint’s Galaxy S4 started receiving KitKat from Feb. 13, and was joined a week later by the Note 3 on Feb. 20. But those won’t be the only Samsung devices to receive Android 4.4 on Sprint’s network — the carrier also revealed plans to update the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Mega and Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, though there’s no information on when these updates will be availabe.
If previous Samsung KitKat updates are any indication, Sprint customers won’t be in for any major visual changes compared to the earlier Android 4.3 and 4.2-based software. Highlights pointed out by the carrier in its blog post include the new location menu, SMS in Hangouts and updated lock screen capabilities, including full-screen album art.
The LG F90 was unveiled this Monday along with the F70 as the company’s latest midrange offerings. The smartphone is now reportedly making its way to Sprint in the U.S. with the ‘Volt‘ moniker. Despite being a midrange smartphone, the LG F90 ‘Volt’ comes with 4G LTE support, which means users will be able to enjoy blazing fast LTE speeds in addition to the Sprint Spark tri-band LTE, depending on your location.
The smartphone features a 4.7 inch 960 x 540 resolution display, an 8 megapixel camera, a 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 SoC, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (expandable), Android 4.4 KitKat and a 3,000 mAh battery.
On the software side of things, the LG F90 features most of the latest LG software features like Knock Code, Q Slide and Smart Screen which will provide a wide array of customization options for the customers. Sprint is yet to give out pricing and launch related details, but we expect the device to hit American shores by the end of Q2.
Via: Phone Scoop
Dish has reportedly won a government spectrum auction, and will now have a massive portion of H-Block in their grasp. That’s important because Dish’s current holdings are adjacent to their new-found holdings, and make Dish the fifth largest spectrum holder in the US. Coming off the heels of a few failed bids to acquire spectrum via snapping up mobile carriers, this is great news for Dish.
If you recall, Dish was a huge adversary for Softbank in their deal for Sprint last year. Dish was also attempting to sneak Clearwire away from Sprint, and quite honestly had a better deal for shareholders. Unfortunately, none of that worked out as they had hoped, leading them the way of the auction. This new H-Block holding is said to have been purchased for $1.56 billion.
If they have indeed won the auction, this would make Dish a major spectrum holder, and free to license their spectrum — or use it for service of their own. The H-Block in question is 1900MHz, and while not the widest or most powerful available, it does pack a punch. Some speculated Dish would make a run at T-Mobile, much as they did with Sprint, but that never materialized.
Dish has long toyed with the idea of getting involved in the wireless game, and this deal gives them enough spectrum to be. We can now begin to wonder if Dish will be a carrier, lease their spectrum out, or partner with someone. There was speculation long ago that they would team up with Google, and this spectrum is likely going to refresh those rumors. Whatever they end up doing with it, it’s a big win for Dish.
Source: The New York Post
Well we all know what Sprint is, a regular carrier giving us consumers cellular services for our mobile devices. That’s usually were all carriers stop but Sprint want’s to go one step further. Enter Harmon Kardon. Sprint has partnered up with the high-end audio company to bring their own line of portable Bluetooth speakers for the masses. The speaker in question is called the Onyx Studio, a small and rechargeable speaker that will bring you up to 5 hours of audio on a single charge.
Other specs include 4 speakers and dual passive radiators which are supposed to give you “..deep bass for authentic sound quality”. Now as we all know these are just words, each of us have our own unique set of standards when it comes to our tech. Luckily the Onyx Studio will be carried exclusively at Sprint stores so you can go in and try it out yourself, see if it will meet your portable audio needs. The Onyx Studio is currently retailing for $399.99 on Sprint.com (link below), quite a pretty penny for a speaker so I suggest you visit your local Sprint store and try it out before you buy. All in all this looks to be an interesting move from the mobile carrier and I look forward to seeing what else they venture into.
Hot on the heels of the Samsung Galaxy S5 announcement last evening, three of the four major American carriers have announced the availability of the smartphone in the coming months. AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have officially announced the availability of the new Samsung flagship along with the two new Tizen based Gear 2 and Gear Fit smartwatches. T-Mobile has announced that its subsidiary, MetroPCS will also sell the smartphone during its initial release in the U.S.
While AT&T has claimed that it will provide availability and pricing details at a later date, T-Mobile, MetroPCS and Sprint have confirmed that the smartphone will start landing in its stores from April, which is when Samsung plans to begin the massive global rollout as well. T-Mobile is offering a free S-View flip cover and a chance to win the Galaxy S5 for free to users who pre-register the smartphone. Sprint is also offering the opportunity to win a free Galaxy S5 and/or a $100 Visa gift card. We’re yet to hear about Verizon’s plans to launch the smartphone, but given that it is one of the country’s largest carriers, we expect to have a word or two soon.
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T-Mobile has a nice contest under way for your chance to win a Galaxy S5, now we get to hear from Sprint. They have just launched their official pre-registration page for the April launch of the their Galaxy S5. If you pre-register you will be entered to win a $100 Visa Gift Card or the Grand Prize of a Samsung Galaxy S5. The process is pretty painless and it never hurts to try.
Along with the pre-registration page and the contest, Sprint also wants to let you know that the GS5 will also be Spark compatible (where available of course), along with Pinsight Touch supported. That is a nationwide open platform powered by Sprint for NFC-enabling mobile applications.
Head over to the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 page to pre-register and enter to win. Be sure to make sure you are eligible to win and know the rules before hand.
Sprint’s 4G LTE network may be notoriously slow, but the carrier is making inroads to improve the situation with its continued rollout of Spark. Today, Sprint announced that Spark connectivity is now available in Salt Lake City and Jacksonville, Florida, and that HD Voice would accompany the deployment. The expansion broadens Sprint’s LTE reach to 382 markets, and is a sign the carrier is well on its way to achieving its coverage goal of 250 million people by mid-year.
Spark is a tri-band LTE solution that leverages several different wireless spectra to improve speeds; Sprint says the technology can help capable devices reach a peak of 60Mbps. HD Voice is an unrelated but equally welcome improvement that enhances the quality of phone calls.
In order to take advantage of both Sprint Spark and HD Voice, you’ll need a compatible handset. Here’s a list:
- Samsung Galaxy S4
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
- Samsung Galaxy Mega
- LG G2
- LG G Flex
- HTC One max
- Nexus 5
A lot of our attention is pointed towards Europe for Mobile World Congress, but domestically Sprint has announced HD Voice and Spark support in Salt Lake City and Jacksonville, Florida. Sprint’s LTE is now covering 382 markets, while the 60 Mbps available through Spark is available in 16 cities right now.
Anybody in Salt Lake City or Jacksonville happy to get the service? Anyone not on Sprint, would these services get you to switch? Because boy howdy, could they use your business.
Sprint pulled their soak test of the latest Moto X Android 4.4.2 KitKat software update last week after it was only live for roughly 30 minutes. Now it would appear that Sprint has resumed the the soaking process. A carrier will run a soak test for a new update to test its compatibility and to do their best to make sure that the process is seamless and works on multiple devices in multiple locations. Whatever issue plagued the first few soak test updates was sever enough for them to pull it entirely and fix it. While it might have taken a week to resolve, we would all much rather have a slightly longer delay then a shiny device that we can’t use after a carrier update.
The build number make its rounds is KXA20.16-1.32. Assuming everything is working as to be expected then the general public should start seeing the same build number update to Android 4.4.2 fairly soon on Sprint.
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S 4 Mini on Sprint’s network should be expecting a software update very soon. That is because Sprint has launched WiFi Calling and those two devices are the first to gain access. Unsurprisingly, WiFi Calling will allow all calls and messages to take place over a WiFi network. The update for the Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S 4 Mini will be rolling out over the next few weeks.
Let us know in the comments if you have gotten the update!
Come comment on this article: Sprint launches WiFi Calling, access starts today for two devices
We heard rumors that Sprint was going to take a cue from T-Mobile and launch its own WiFi calling service. Well, it looks like those earlier reports were spot-on: Sprint today announced WiFi calling for select Android phones, allowing customers to call and text over a local wireless network as a way of avoiding overage charges. The only catch: when we say “select Android phones” we really do mean select. For now, the service will only work on the Samsung Galaxy Mega and the Galaxy S4 Mini. If you’re lucky enough to own one of those devices, you’ll be able to use the service for free following an over-the-air update, which should arrive sometime in the coming weeks. (Note: domestic calls and texts are free, but there’s still a fee for international calls.) And if you don’t own one of those phones? There may be hope yet: Sprint says it will expand the service to additional devices throughout 2014.
Sprint has just added two new devices to its free Wi-Fi calling service with plans to add more devices later this year. Users of the Samsung Galaxy Mega and the Galaxy S4 Mini can now benefit from the carrier’s Wi-Fi calling facility. This will be enabled after Sprint rolls out an OTA update to the two smartphones, so make sure you’re on the lookout for an update if you own either of these phones.
Wi-Fi calling is beneficial for users who don’t have proper network coverage in their home or office and will allow users to make phone calls and send text messages using their local Wi-Fi networks rather than relying on mobile networks.
Users will be able to make unlimited Wi-Fi calling, according to Sprint’s official release, so it’s very good news. While domestic calling and texts are free, international calling on Wi-Fi will still be charged. The update will reportedly start rolling out to the two smartphones in the coming weeks.
Via: Android Central
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Sprint users are getting a treat today in the form of WiFi calling, a new service that gives subscribers the ability to place calls and sends texts over a wireless network for absolutely free. There is a catch, though. WiFi calling, as of now, is only available on an extremely select number of Android handsets — two, to be exact.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini are, as of now, the only device’s in Sprint’s stable that will enable users to avoid any limits or charges associated with their standard wireless service by routing calls over any WiFi network. These handset will be able to take advantage of the feature after receiving an over-the-air update.
If those seem like odd choices as the flagship devices for Sprint’s WiFi calling, they are, but fear not. Sprint says more devices will be receiving the capabilities as the year rolls on. For now, current Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4 Mini owners can expect the needed update to arrive sometime in the coming weeks.
Sprint Will Fire Up WiFi Calling Tomorrow (February 21st), Coming To Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini And Galaxy Mega First
T-Mobile has had WiFi calling for a number of years, but now Sprint is about to get into the game. Rumors began circulating early this year, and now we have the details on the launch, which is happening tomorrow. An OTA update (scheduled for 2/21 as well) for the Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy Mega will enable WiFi calling on those devices, but other phones will come later.
Voice calls made over WiFi won’t count against plan minutes, assuming you have a limited number of minutes anyway.
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Sprint appears to be a step ahead of the other carriers in the game when comes to updating their Samsung devices to Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat.” Last week, before Samsung had even announced their list of devices to receive the latest version of Android, Sprint went ahead and began updating its version of the Galaxy S4. This morning (or really late last night), they took the next step and started the push of 4.4.2 to the Galaxy Note 3.
Included in the update are things like better media controls on the lock screen, restyled navigation and notification areas, more Emoji, consolidated location settings, wireless printing, and more. The update will rollout as build VPUCNAB.
Here is the changelog from Samsung:
- OS upgrade to Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
- New Lock Screen Access
- Media Controls – full-screen album art and media controls when listening to music
- Camera Shortcut – access the Camera application right from the lock screen
- SMS App Chooser – select a default application for sending and receiving SMS text messages
- Restyled Status and Navigation Bars – status and navigation bars are translucent and can sit on top of apps, along with simplified status bar icons
- Consolidated Location Settings – location services are integrated and more detailed by new Location menu
- Expanded Emoji Icons
- Wireless Printing – supports printing over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Prevention Information pop-up message is suppressed.
- New Lock Screen Access
Sprint has officially begun the rollout of the Android 4.4 update for its variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 starting today. Only yesterday the U.S. Cellular variant started getting the update, so this was along expected lines.
If you own a Sprint branded Galaxy Note 3, make sure you head over to the Settings menu on your smartphone and check for an update manually. The update is quite big as it brings along a plethora of changes compared to Android 4.3, so make sure you’re on a Wi-Fi network before beginning the download. If you’re having no luck getting the update notification, you can also try pulling an update manually by connecting your smartphone to Samsung Kies through your computer.
The update will bring some S-Pen specific tweaks on board, in addition to the standard Android 4.4 related core features. Expect to see a few Sprint specific updates on board as well with performance enhancements. Hit the source link below for more on the update.
Via: GSM Arena
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Right on cue, Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is starting to receive its update to Android 4.4 KitKat, with a 503MB over-the-air update now going out to some devices. The update brings the Sprint Note 3 up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and introduces some minor visual tweaks, such as white status bar icons in place of the colored graphics of old.
KitKat’s arrival on the Sprint Note 3 is part of Samsung’s U.S. release plans for Android 4.4 — the latest version of Android is due to hit 14 phones and tablets on U.S. carriers in the near future.
Source: Android Central forums
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Last week, Sprint was once again first out the gate with a KitKat update, this time for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Call it birthing pangs or whatever you want, but right before the S4 received the update, Samsung was nice enough to upload the KitKat source code to their site.
Today, Samsung is now providing the KitKat source for the SM-N900P, better known as Sprint’s version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Unless you’re device is rooted and you’re active in the Android ROM/hacking/development scene, this likely wont mean much to you.
Of course, if you’re one of those that sees signs, you might take this as a hint that the Note 3′s KitKat update will soon begin rolling out on Sprint, in which case — you might want to keep an eye out.
Details tip versions compatible with Sprint and AT&T
We know the HTC Desire 8 is headed to China, super-super camera and all. But it looks like it could be headed stateside, too.
The folks that get this sort of information and early software builds at LlabToofer have uncovered some details that point to compatibility with Sprint and AT&T. There’s a very good chance that regional and MVNO carriers, like Virgin Mobile, Boost or Aio could end up carrying the Desire 8 for folks who want a premium-styled midrange device.
Granted, nothing is official here, but the Desire line has seen some life in the states on regional carriers and Virgin Mobile before. Hopefully, we know more at Mobile World Congress when HTC is expected to show us what they have lined up for the first half of the year.
Looks like it could be a very happy Valentines Day for you guys rocking a Samsung Galaxy S4 on Sprint. Sprint has announced that the rollout of the the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update has begun today. The update will jump to software version L720VPUFNAE.
In typical fashion the update is rolling out in phases beginning today and is expected to be completed by March 9th. We have read conflicting arguments on if manually checking for the update really does any good or not. It doesn’t hurt to try, right? Head into Menu > Settings > More > System Update> Update Samsung Software > Check Now. Be sure you have ample charge on your device, a solid Wi-Fi connection and some time for the update to download. If you do happen to pick it up let us know in the comments. Particularly the file size as Sprint failed to mention that one.
In the world of mobile platforms, Tizen’s but a new entry that’s been through some tough times since its inception. The circle of 36 companies (aptly called the Tizen Association) backing up the open source OS is putting up a good fight, though — it even just welcomed 15 new members to its number. These include some big names you might recognize, such as Chinese search engine Baidu, Japanese carrier Softbank, hardware manufacturer ZTE and weather app AccuWeather. The most intriguing addition to the list, however, is Sprint, which first joined the association in 2012 before leaving it in 2013… only to join up yet again. We’ll find out later if these companies are in any way connected to the Tizen devices to be previewed at Mobile World Congress — and if they help the OS finally become a legit Android competitor.
Source: Tizen Association
Update to Android 4.4 also enables support for Sprint MVNO Zact Mobile
Per this internal document, the update should be available starting February 13 and will also enable support for Sprint MVNO Zact Mobile. You’ll need to make sure you’re on the current build of the software and have everything stock and proper to get this one. Hit the forums if you need any help there.
We hope this pans out, and Sprint Galaxy S4 users have an extra-happy Valentine’s Day.
The Sprint Moto X has now been included in the soak test for the Android 4.4.2 update, hinting at its imminent rollout. Not too long ago, the T-Mobile variant of the smartphone received the update, so Sprint customers might not have to wait long to get the update on their devices. If the changelog from the T-Mobile update is anything to go by, the Sprint Moto X should get better battery backup, the ability to print documents through select HP printers, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc and bring along some improvements to Microsoft Exchange sync as well.
Clearly this isn’t a major update, so don’t expect visible differences from Android 4.4.2. It’s a great sign that carriers are rolling out the update quite quickly to smartphones like the Moto X and the Moto G. The fact that these devices sport a relatively stock version of Android probably helps. If you own a Moto X from Sprint, make sure you’re on the lookout for an update.
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Full-year losses of $1.9 billion on $28.6 billion in revenues
A handful of months after it was purchased by SoftBank, Sprint has reported another losing quarter and year on the books. The third-place carrier posted a Q4 2013 loss of $576 million, although that improved 22 percent year-over-year, on revenues of $7.2 billion, also up slightly. Sprint added a total of 682,000 net customers in the quarter, although only 58,000 were postpaid customers. ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) was its highest ever at $64.07.
For the entire year of 2013, Sprint posted operating loss of $1.9 billion on revenues of $28.6 billion, which is up 5 percent year-over-year. It sold a total of 20.5 million smartphones for the year, and a record 95 percent of quarterly postpaid handset sales were smartphones. Sprint ended the year with a total of 53.9 million customers, a record, with over 30 million customers being postpaid.
On the network side, Sprint claims over 200 million people are now covered by its LTE network, and Sprint Spark is now available in 14 “of the largest” U.S. cities. It says that 33,000 towers have been updated with Network Vision improvements, an increase of 24,000 in the last year, and that Spark will make its way to 100 cities in the next three years.
Sprint had a better 2013 than they were expecting, but not all of their news might be good heading into the new year. The Overland Park, Kansas company has reported their Q4 2013 financial numbers, and were pleasantly surprised by the results.
Better, but not by much
After estimating they would lose more than 350,000 customers in the quarter, Sprint was actually able to add 58,000 new postpaid accounts in Q4 2013, bringing them up to a record 53.9 million overall.
That number may seem paltry and significant up against the 1.6 million recent additions by T-Mobile or the 1.7 million additions by Verizon, but considering Sprint has been hemorrhaging market share for nearly the entire year, it’s likely refreshing for them to see.
Sprint also sold 5.6 million smartphones last quarter — 600,000 more than Q3 — which totaled up to 20.5 million on the year. That said, the influx of new customers and strong smartphone sales didn’t keep the carrier from losing money, as they let over $1 billion slip through their fingers. That brings 2013′s total operating losses to a whopping $1.
So there has to be some highlights in all of this right? Well, they did hit their goal of covering 200 million Americans with 4G LTE this past year, though that number isn’t quite impressive compared to AT&T and Verizon covering nearly the entire nation.
Sprint also considers the rollout of their new Framily plans a success, though whether that will end up being a good long-term move for securing more family plans remains to be seen. It’s the latest move that has the carrier trying to match wits with T-Mobile, who has been knocking it out of the park lately when it comes to compelling options (something which has been reflected in the company’s latest numbers).
Moving on from Magenta?
Behind closed doors, Sprint still contends that a purchase of T-Mobile would help them improve their network and eventually get out of the red, but it sounds like they’re starting to believe that it won’t be up to them. The company’s plans to propose a buyout of T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom might be in jeopardy due to resistance from anti-trust regulators, and they could be close to backing out, the Wall Street Journal reports.
According to them, meetings between Sprint brass and anti-trust regulators (namely those in the FCC and the justice department) haven’t been positive, with the two sides meeting more opposition than they were expecting.
Sprint’s argument is that it would be better for one bigger carrier to take on the two US conglomerates known as AT&T and Verizon, but there are concerns that the disappearance of even just one major player will severely damage wireless competition in the country.
T-Mobile is no stranger to failed mergers, with the company’s sale to AT&T falling through for the very same reason back in 2011. That particular deal netted T-Mobile billions of dollars in cash, assets and spectrum, and gave them the capital they needed for the aggressive 4G LTE deployment currently being carried out.
Sprint’s hesitance to blindly jump into a buyout proposal isn’t unwarranted, as T-Mobile would likely impose the same stipulations they imposed on AT&T. Losing billions in a failed merger attempt didn’t put much of a hurting on AT&T’s pocket books, but Sprint doesn’t have quite the same clout and room to work with. This past quarter’s — and year’s — results don’t help their cause at all.
The CEOs of Softbank and Sprint met with FCC officials yesterday to discuss the acquisition and merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. But it is now revealed that the FCC chairman isn’t too interested in the deal going through. Given that the No 3 and No 4 carriers in the country are merging, it is clear that the FCC doesn’t see the deal as good news for the consumers. An official related to Softbank in Tokyo said the following in response – “I’m not unduly surprised by the FCC chairman’s skepticism. I feel it’s a rather typical reaction.”
The Department of Justice has already voiced its opposition to the deal and with FCC almost on the verge of following suit, the deal will mostly likely not go through. Softbank and Sprint wouldn’t want to lose too much money in break-up fees if the deal is to be stalled, so it’s logical that the authorities make things very clear to the parties involved. We should have more clarity on the status of the deal in the coming weeks, but things look pretty grim at the moment.
Via: Phone Arena
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For longer than Android’s existence, Sprint has had push-to-talk functionality. The feature isn’t nearly as popular as it used to be, but that doesn’t stop Sprint from adding support to more Android devices. An update to the official Android app adds support for the Samsung Galaxy S 4, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG G2, LG G Flex, LG Optimus F3, and Kyocera Hydro Edge. Support for the ,Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini, Galaxy Mega, and Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark is coming soon, according to the carrier.
Source: Sprint Newsroom
Come comment on this article: Sprint adds Push-To-Talk support for six new devices
Sprint's best android phones now can use direct-connect features
Sprint knows that a lot of people are big users of their direct-connect service. They have built it out as a very well-done app for Android, and today they have added a few new phones to the list of devices that can use it. Your list:
If you're using one of these phones, getting the direct-connect service is easy. Grab the app at the Google Play link above and install it. Then hit your account services webpage, and add Direct Connect and Group Connect under Push-to-Talk add-ons.
Now go get your chirp on.
HTC must feel that it’s best to underpromise and overdeliver. While the company told American One owners that they wouldn’t get KitKat on time, the 535MB Android upgrade is already available on Sprint; eager subscribers just have to check for an update to start downloading. More patient types can wait until February 11th, when the carrier will begin pushing the OS to all users. There’s no word of an accelerated launch on other US networks, so Sprint customers may be sitting pretty for the next couple of weeks.
Via: Android Central