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Which version of the Android™ platform does my Samsung Galaxy S® 4 use?
Your device operates on Android version 5.0.1, Lollipop (R970TYUGOH2). When an update is available, this page will contain information on how to obtain the update.
Version Date Released Description R970TYUGOH2 9/9/2015
- Android OS Security Enhancements (Stagefright)
- Android 5.0.1, Lollipop Upgrade
Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat) upgrades include:
- Phone Dialer: The new phone app automatically prioritizes your contacts based on the people you talk to the most. You can also search for nearby places and businesses, your contacts, or people in your Google™ Apps domain.
- Camera: Enhanced the "touch to focus" option with a new circular, on screen control that can be dragged by your finger around the viewfinder to adjust a photo's focus and exposure.
- Hangouts™: With the new Hangouts app, all of your SMS and MMS messages are together in the same app, alongside your other conversations and video calls.
- Emoji everywhere: Sometimes words can't express how you feel. For that, there's Emoji, the colorful Japanese characters, now available on Google Keyboard.
A new operating system update, 4.4 KitKat, was made available for U.S. Cellular Samsung Galaxy S® 4 customers on 4/22/2014. Some customers may not recieve notification about the update until a later date. At that time, the software will be available for download on your device.
- Access to Media Controls from the Lock Screen–full screen album art and media controls when listening to music.
- Access to the camera from the Lock screen. The camera icon only displays in swipe mode. It does not display if there is a pin, pattern, or password lock on the device.
- Upgraded Emoji icons.
- Choice of Default Messaging App: You can select a default application for sending and receiving SMS text messages, either Messages or Hangout.
- Integrated Location Service:
In Mode, you can select the options (GPS, Wi-Fi®, mobile networks) to estimate your location.
- Wireless printing now supported
- Location services are integrated and more detailed by new Location Menu.
Settings > More > Location (ON/OFF slider added)
- Translucent menus: The status and navigation bar is translucent and can sit on top of apps, along with simplified status bar icons. Icons in navigation bar are now white in color.
- Jelly Bean 4.3 Galaxy Gear™ support
- Samsung KNOX
- City ID 1.25.11
- Mobile TV 18.104.22.168-265549
- MobiTiles 22.214.171.124
- Slacker® Radio 4.0.1034
- TRD 2.0.32b
- WiFi Now 4.5.90
- YND 126.96.36.19930059
- Mobile Security 188.8.131.52
- Amazon™ Shopping 2.6.0
- Improved Gesture sensor by updating sensor firmware
- Updated S Health™
- Improved Camcorder/ Voice Recording audio quality
R970VXUAMD9 4/27/2013 Initial Release
Check the Software On Your Device
- From the Home screen, touch Apps .
- Touch Settings .
- Touch the MORE tab.
- Touch About device .
- The Build number and Baseband version show the software version on your device.
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