S3 Kit Kat Update for Verizon

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    Just recieved an update for my Verizon S3...I wonder if it's Kit Kat
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    Sprint has also confirmed the roll out of the KitKat update for s3 today. Sprint’s own support site shows that the update has been approved for rollout as of May 1, which is today.
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    I was tricked...it was another jelly bean update

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    Yea I received the update and no kit Kat. Verizon S3. Don't know what it really did.
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    According to the Verizon website, it gave our S3s ability to roam on the Canadian Telus network.
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    wow...color me underwhelmed.
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    Big disappointment. ...ive already roamed in Canada. ....eh.....when's kit Kat c omming????? Heard it was cancelled....unless its for the international version only
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    There seems to be no consensus on whether we'll get KitKat or not. The leaked memo from Samsung (if genuine) seems to say yes. On the other hand, there have been no leaked versions and there does seem to be some concern about whether KitKat will run with all the Samsung and Verizon bloatware attached. I wonder whether the Canadian roaming patch wasn't really some sort of test run to see how the phone would react to KitKat without actually rolling it out.
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    If spring GS3 owners got it....wouldn't u think we would eventually also
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    You would think, but if the memory load is too great, maybe not.
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    So it was announced today that Verizon's version of the SGS3 will be getting Kit Kat 4.4.2. The problem is that the build in their upgrade details is the same build that is currently running on the device (after the Telus minor back around 5/1/2014). See link from Droid Life: Verizon?s Samsung Galaxy S3 Gets Kit Kat Update Today, Galaxy S4 Mini Too | Droid Life

    Hopefully the folks at Big Red have figured this out and are changing the build number of the update and changing the build in the details page.
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    I'm downloading kit Kat over the air as I type this... Wooo hooo!
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    Just downloaded.

    The apps stayed on the SD card and the device is faster.
    uploadfromtaptalk1403298632576.jpg

    Update- everything functions better now, but especially the audio quality on calls. I noticed it yesterday, but the real test was calls to 80 year olds across country, both with dirty landlines service. They said it was better on their end as well.

    The device seems to have decreased use of cache, freeing resources for multitasking and just better speed. I am pleased.
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    Just loaded the chocolate crunch candy bar, will be back with results.
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    I have kitkat running since yesterday, everything is running smooth, no issues yet that I can tell, seems a bit smoother than JB, but not night and day improvement.
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    Just discovered an issue, when I plug in the charging cable a red zone appears inside the battery icon at the top of the task bar, but the battery is still charging like it should, when I unplug the cable and plug it back in the red carpet disappears, but I don't see the charging lightning bolt inside the battery icon that is usually there.

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    Update, seems to be the charging block that the charging cable was attached to.
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    No ART runtime for us. Bummed...
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    I noticed that with the update some things that were supposed to be added were not (at least for me). There's not any extra emoticons on the keyboard, and the lock screen still has the old camera icon and the other icons (which I think with the update they could be/were removed.)

    Any one else see this?
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    I noticed that the radios have been very spoty, not as reliable as before.

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