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Leaked Samsung doc reportedly shows KitKat update schedule

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


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

    • 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.

    • 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...

  • My1 Nov 25, 2013 Link to comment

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

    • 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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