Friday, June 20, 2014

Android 4.4 KitKat Update Galaxy S3 Models

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Major carriers Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint has rolled out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat updates for both the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 mini on June 19, 2014. 

The Kit Kat updates includes a new and updated lock screen, newly styled notification areas, more emoji, wireless printing, default SMS chooser, and Samsung KNOX 2.0. It also includes extensive bug fixes.

Here is Samsung's announcement of the update for the AT&T Galaxy S3. The I747UCUFNE4 build software is also available over the air.

Here is  Verizon's announcement about the update for its Galaxy S3. The I536VRUCNC1 build software is also available over the air.

You can do it manually by going to Settings > General > About Device > Software update on the handsets. Please make sure that your devices are charged at least 50% before proceeding with the Android 4.4 installation update.

The AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S3 models are among 14 Galaxy devices that Samsung Electronics Co. (KRX:005930) said will receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update. The company also said that the carrier will give their own rollout dates for the Galaxy devices they support.

This KitKat version Android 4.4.2 is not the recently released Android 4.4.3 version.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Verizon wireless outage Affects Portland, Salem

At around 6:30 a.m. Verizon Wireless users have been having cell phone connection problems affecting customers in Portland and Salem on June 18, 2014.

Verizon's dispatchers in the Willamette Valley Communications Center affirmed that some Verizon customers who are located in the Salem area may be unable to dial 911 for emergency services. They are advicing customers to use land line phones or cellphones from different carriers to dial 911.

Verizon said that the outage was impacting other carriers as well and was a result of a cut Sprint fiber line located South of Portland.

At around 8:01 a.m., Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency in Portland announced that the Verizon outage appears to be resolved.

Fox 12 in Portland is also reporting that a Verizon representative has confirmed the outage is fixed.