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Leaked Samsung doc reportedly shows KitKat update schedule

Authored by: Kris Carlon — Nov 25, 2013

The latest Samsung Jelly Bean update may have left a bad taste in your mouth, and for good reason, but perhaps a hint of chocolate will put a smile back on your dial? A new document, reportedly a Samsung KitKat update roadmap, shows the dates for KitKat updates to the major Samsung flagship devices.

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The Samsung Galaxy line will be getting KitKat sooner than you might have expected. / © AndroidPIT

The document supposedly originates from Samsung R&D India but we have no idea if it is legit or not, so take the usual pinches of salt, sugar and non-dairy creamer with this one. But what the document says, if it is true, is exciting news for Galaxy owners. Both the Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 and Note 3 SM-N900 will reportedly receive the Android 4.4 update in January 2014 and the S3 GT-I9300 and Note 2 SM-N7100 sometime between March and April 2014. The mini versions of the S4 and S3 are not mentioned however.

If this document is legit, it's good news for Galaxy owners. / © iTechAddict

Considering the dodgy Android 4.3 update problems, not every Galaxy owner will be looking forward to this update with quite the same level of enthusiasm they normally would. But I think it's safe to say Samsung will test the crap out this update before they let it go live. Otherwise I can easily envision angry mobs armed with flaming torches and pitchforks marching on every Samsung store in the area. A word to the wise: get this one right Samsung. Or else.

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I don't know about you, but I like KitKats better than Jelly Beans. / © AndroidPIT

Are you excited to get Android 4.4 on your Galaxy device? Will you be holding your breath while it installs to see if your phone works or crashes?

Source: iTechAddict

Kris Carlon comes to the AndroidPIT Editorial Team via a lengthy period spent traveling and relying on technology to keep him in touch with the outside world. He joined the Android community while resurfacing in civilization back in 2010 and has never looked back, using technology to replace his actual presence in other people's lives ever since. He can usually be found juggling three phones at once and poring over G+ posts, Reddit and RSS feeds.


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  • What about the expected date of 4.4 for SM N9005?

    • Kris Carlon
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      Dec 2, 2013 Link to comment

      Hey @Fareed, there's no news yet on a release date for the Snapdragon version of the Note 3, but I wouldn't expect it to be long after the Exynos 5 version. It may even come out simultaneously. We'll let you know if we hear anything.

  • Interesting that S3 is back of the pack... Samsung are not doing a lot right now to keep S3 owners happy.

    • Kris Carlon
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      Nov 29, 2013 Link to comment

      Onwards and upwards @Adam, satisfy the people who spent the most money, the most recently. Kind of like ''treat em mean'' so then you want to spend a whole bunch more money to get back on Samsung's good side! Or get a new OEM...

  • Well i rather think they use their phones with torch and pitchfork apps, considering our century...

    • Kris Carlon
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      Nov 26, 2013 Link to comment

      Haha, and then because of the firmware update those torch and pitchfork apps will crash and freeze and Samsung will be safe inside :)

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