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Rumor: Android 4.4 KitKat coming to Samsung Galaxy S III and Note II in March

A new rumor suggests that Samsung’s 2012 flagships, the Galaxy  S III and Galaxy Note II, will start receiving their Android 4.4 KitKat updates by the end of March.


The folks over at Android Geeks reached out to a Samsung insider and were told that the update should begin rolling out before March ends, lending credence to a previous rumor that said the update would be out before Q1 2014. It’s usually best to look at such rumors with a big dose of skepticism, but given how quickly the Korean giant was able to update the Galaxy Note 3 to Android 4.4, we’ve got a mighty chance of seeing Samsung move quickly for its other devices as well, especially at a time when competitors are pushing out updates at record speeds.

As usual, once the rollout begins, it would take a while before the update trickles down to all users, especially to those sporting carrier variants of the two flagships. Once the update arrives, users can look forward to numerous improvements and features, including reduced memory usage, faster performance (and higher benchmark scores), tweaked interface including white status bar icons, updated fonts, etc., wireless printing support, ability to select the default messaging app, tighter control over location services, and an updated keyboard with additional emojis.

SourceAndroid Geeks

Abhijeet Mishra
Abhijeet holds an avid interest in technology, and when he's not tinkering with this smartphone or covering the latest development in the mobile world (or singing along to classics from Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra), he can be found reading a novel or two.

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