There are basically no words to describe the rage kindled by Samsung Poland’s announcement back in February of Android 4.4 KitKat possibly eschewing the Galaxy S3. It was like we were living something ten times more frightening than our worst nightmare.
But the classic will-they-won’t-they scenario goes on, keeping doubt in the air and tension at sky-high levels. Apparently, it may not be game over for the GS3 software support-wise yet, and get this, the near two-year-old could score the much desired update by, well, the time it turns two.
And we don’t mean the 2 GB RAM-packing model with 4G LTE speeds, also known as GT-I9305. Well, that too, but first, the GT-I9300, i.e. the version with just 1 GB memory, will be bumped up, according to an impossible to verify document leaked to the press by a covert source.
Sounds like the perfect setting for a hoax, however something about the doc feels legit. Or maybe I want it to be the real deal. Either way, it’s a lead, a hint, a glimmer of hope, and ultimately, we’re willing to grasp at straws until the fat lady sings.
Assuming the spilled list is genuine, Android 4.4 KitKat is headed to the S3 starting April or May. Also due for an update, the Galaxy Note 2 (no shocker there), and Galaxy Grand 2 Duos. Surprised about the latter? Well, the thing isn’t extremely popular in the West, but it’s a lot newer than the S3, and it features 1.5 GB RAM.
Via [Sam Mobile]