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Sprint approves KitKat update for more Samsung smartphones

The carrier will soon deploy Android 4.4.2 upgrades to a wider circle of its Galaxy phones and tablets.

The 2012 flagship Samsung Galaxy S3 will soon taste Android 4.4.2 KitKat. CBS Interactive

Sprint on Wednesday confirmed plans to issue Android 4.4.2 updates to a number of Samsung Galaxy devices.

According to a post on the carrier's blog, the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Mega, and Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 are in line to receive KitKat updates. As a result, the mobile gadgets called out will benefit from features such as enhanced messaging options and a more intuitive interface. In addition to the standard fare of OS features, the lock screen will be updated to allow for quick access to cameras.

While Sprint did not discuss exact timing, it's a good bet we'll learn more details in the coming weeks. The carrier recently pushed 4.4.2 to the the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3.