Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 Android 4.4 KitKat Update Now Available

The Android 4.4 KitKat update is now rolling out for the Galaxy Note 2 on Sprint.

It is finally available for customers on the carrier and will bring new updates including cloud printing, NFC tap-to-pay support, all white icons in the status bar, full screen album art, and the ability to put a camera shortcut on the lockscreen. The smartphone's performance will be improved and there will also be various stability fixes with it.

Sprint customers that don't get a notification for the update could check for it in the Settings menu.

The Galaxy Mega 6.3 Android 4.4 KitKat update is available for users in Russia. It can be downloaded to the device using Samsung KIES software. There are no reports for an OTA version at this time, but it should arrive during the next few weeks.

The update is also rolling out for the Galaxy S4 Active international version.

It is currently available in the Netherlands for the unlocked model and is listed under the firmware number I9295XXUCNE5. It is 1.3GB so users should turn on Wi-Fi with enough battery before upgrading. It should hit other countries during the next few weeks.

The Android 4.4 KitKat update is also rolling out for the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z.

Sony started pushing out the software earlier this month. The update will bring better overall performance and UI optimization to each of these devices.

The new UI features PS4-style launch animation, live wallapapers and a new, revamped Status and Quick Settings bar that allows users to customize to better keep tabs on their notifications.

Several of Sony's apps including Messaging, Email, Smart Social camera, and Battery Stamina mode will be revamped with the update with refreshed animations, smoother operation, and small functionality additions. The Xperia Themes customization center will also be available once the new software is downloaded.