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KitKat updates: here's when your Samsung device will get Android 4.4

Authored by: Loie Favre — May 8, 2014

Thanks to a recently leaked document, we now know which Samsung devices will be getting the Android 4.4 KitKat update as well as when. This is the information you’ve been waiting to hear about for a long time, but the news might not be so promising for international Galaxy S3 owners. Read on to learn your Android fate!

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Sammobile’s tipster dropped a massive bomb that users all around the globe will likely want to see: a list showing which devices will be getting the latest Android update, 4.4 KitKat. Some of these devices, include the Galaxy S3 LTE, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy Note 3 Neo, Grand 2, Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3. Though we were already certain these devices would get it, now we have a better idea of when: testing is complete for the Note 3 Neo, S4 Mini LTE and Galaxy Note 2 LTE and should start rolling out this month. As of the other ones, the estimated time of arrival for the Android updates will start in June.

Take a look for yourself:

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The Galaxy S5 could also be set to get Android 4.4.3 in the near future, according to Sammobile's sources. And there are some Samsung devices that might skip right over Android 4.4.2 to get Android 4.4.3 instead. This could cause a delay in devices actually getting the update.

As for the international version of the Galaxy S3, there was a big of speculation that the update would never come to this Samsung smartphone, presumably because it only comes with 1 GB of RAM, as opposed to the LTE and US versions that have 2. This seems to be cleared up now with yet another leaked document which shows a developer report of the Galaxy S3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat test build. The memory is therefore not the problem, as it seems Samsung is having a hard time implementing TouchWiz apps which are prohibiting system apps from loading. That being said, the plan for the Android 4.4.2 upgrade has been cancelled for Samsung for now, but hopefully there will be some news on that in the near future.

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The international Galaxy S3 is giving Samsung some problems when updating to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. © Sammobile

Are you on the list to get the KitKat update? 

Source: SamMobile

Loie Favre found her way to her present passion for Android and smartphone technology after experiencing an epiphany when she held her Galaxy Note 2. From that point onwards, you can find her with her nose buried in countless Android apps and different smartphone models, and thanking her lucky stars that she gets to work at something she loves.


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  • Sarah Williams 2 months ago Link to comment

    About a year later, and there is still no 4.4 update for my Note 2. Apparently Samsung & T-Mobile hate the people who spent $600+ on these devices.

  • Kiran Naik Jun 13, 2014 Link to comment

    When we can update our Galaxy Note 3 Neo for KitKat 4.4?

  • Nicki-10 May 26, 2014 Link to comment

    when is tmobile note 3 getting 4.4.3

  • Jake Weiler May 10, 2014 Link to comment

    Can anybody help me? I have a galaxy S3, it had 4.4.3 o/s on it, then I received the notification on my phone that said I had to install the upgrade 4.4.4, but when it was finished, I had 4.4.2 on my phone.
    Would anyone be able to explain this?
    Thank you, Jake

  • Ashun Enimil May 9, 2014 Link to comment

    When is Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000 getting updated.? I do not want to believe we have been left in the cold. Its barely 1 year or so old.

  • mangesh May 8, 2014 Link to comment

    samsung sucks anyway .....

  • drtheinmyintsoe May 8, 2014 Link to comment

    When can I get kitkat formy tab3-7inch?

    • Simon P May 10, 2014 Link to comment

      I have the same question for my tab3 8inch. Have we been left in the cold?