Galaxy S4 updates on Sprint and AT&T, or fixes?

By Posted 9 May 2013, 06:08

It has only been a few days since we told you about a launch update that was surprisingly on the way to the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4. Now, it appears that the other two major carriers in the US that have the device, are following suit as well. Official software updates for the Galaxy S4 on Sprint and AT&T are rolling out this week, but are they actually updates or rather fixes?

If you have the highly popular device on T-Mobile, you can now install the M919UVUAMDL update, which will add ‘improvements’ to visual voicemail and the Isis wallet app. Not to be undone, Sprint and AT&T are now getting in on the act – posting official support pages of their own referencing new software updates that are going live this week.

To start with Sprint, the carrier has started to roll out the update within the last 24 hours, adding SMS notification improvements and S-Health enhancements to the device. It’s an OTA update that will install automatically when you have received the notification, with Sprint stating that it will take 10 minutes to download on a WiFi or 4G connection, and 20 minutes on a 3G connection.

That means that the update should be available already to most Galaxy S4 owners on Sprint. If not, you can also try to push the update manually be following these steps: Apps > Settings > About phone > System Update > Update Samsung Software > Check now.

Meanwhile, AT&T has also posted software update notes of their own on their support website. The new update will change your baseband version to I337UCUAMDL and will offer touch screen senstivity improvements, an enhanced Multi window experience and also an update to S-Health as well. AT&T’s update can also be pushed manually for those looking to get the new version straight away.

While these are all obviously minor updates, do you believe that they are improvements that the carriers simply didn’t have time to fix before launch? Having said that, any official support is always welcomed of course, so let us know what you would like to see from each respective carrier in relation to major improvements.

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