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Rumor: Samsung to bring Android 4.4 to several Galaxy handsets

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android-kitkatsSamsung is touted as the world’s largest smartphone maker in the world, but the case is quite different when it comes to timely updates for its handsets. Samsung always had problems updating its handsets on time, and a similar case is being witnessed for the latest Android 4.4 KitKat.

Samsung did release the update for the Galaxy Note 3 as well as the Galaxy S4 LTE-A edition in Korea, but the updates for other devices are no where to be found. We’ve heard rumors that Samsung is testing the Android 4.4 KitKat update for Galaxy S4, and will release it in the coming weeks, but there’s no official announcement about the availability from the Korean OEM.

Unlike Sony, Samsung didn’t reveal the list of devices which will get the latest Android 4.4 KitKat update, but a source confirmed to the folks at Phandroid that they will release it for a number of devices other than the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3. The list is as follows:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SGH-i317
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 SM-t217a
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-i337
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active SGH-i537
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega SGH-i527
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-c105a
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900a
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 SGH-i467
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini SM-g730a

There’s no word when Samsung will release the updates for the above-mentioned handsets, but if you ask me, I don’t have high hopes with the Korean OEM. They’re slow in this department, and might take a few more months to release the update. This is one of the reasons that will make me dump my Galaxy S4, and switch to another OEM who is regular when it comes to updates.

via [Phandroid]

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  • http://thegadgetpill.com Emi Jitaru

    Android 4.4 on Samsung S3 … I just updated to 4.3 and it is a little slugish ..
    Maybe if they superoptimize ..but with 1 gb of RAM on Samsung S3 ..

    Same for Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini – introducing Android 4.4 on this medium performance smartphone might proove a failure , but ofcourse they need to sell out.. :)