Galaxy S4 Android 4.4, KitKat Update Now Available on Sprint

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4, KitKat update is now available for Sprint customers.

It started to roll out to Sprint's network earlier this week under the build name L720VPUFNAE. It brings new features to the device such as Hangouts and SMS integration, camera improvements and more. There are also some Samsung-specific changes with it as well.

The change-log only lists changes for S Health and SMS, however, prior leaks point out that there will be some user interface tweaks such as the KitKat-style white icons. Samsung's apps are expected to receive minor tweaks and bug fixes as well.

Users that have not received a notification for the update can check in Settings>About Device on the smartphone. The software will most likely roll out in stages.

The new Galaxy S4 Black Edition is now available to customers in Russia.

This new version of the device features the same leather-like backing found on the Galaxy Note 3 and sports a strong black reminiscent of the Galaxy S2.

The rest of the specs found on the Galaxy S4 are basically the same as other models. Samsung also announced a Mini Black Edition that sports the same look as this larger model.

The Black Edition will launch next month in Russia at the equivalent of $660. There is no word on international availability or pricing at this time. This will be a hard model to push in other markets considering the fact that the company will launch the Galaxy S5 sometime in the near future.

Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy S5 at its "Unpacked" event set to take place on Feb. 24 in Barcelona. The new device is expected to feature a 16-megapixel camera, qHD screen and a metal exterior.