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Leaked document offers KitKat update details for older Samsung devices

Samsung is expected to update a slew of its mid-range and high-end handsets to Android 4.4 KitKat by June.


An internal document with projected KitKat release dates has been leaked by Samsung fan site SamMobile, offering details on when some of the Korean manufacturer’s existing devices will get a bump to the latest version of the OS.

According to the document, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo and Galaxy S III LTE will be updated this month (the former has already received it in some regions), while the update will arrive on the Galaxy S4 mini (GT-I9190), Galaxy S4 mini LTE (GT-I9195), Galaxy Grand 2 (SM-G7102), Galaxy Mega 5.8 (GT-I9152) and Galaxy Mega 6.3 (GT-I9200) next month. Apparently, Samsung is also prepping Android 4.4.3 for the Galaxy S5 even though Google has not officially announced that version of the OS, and some of the devices on the list could skip directly to 4.4.3 instead of 4.4.2. 

The leak also brings some bad news for Galaxy S III owners – according to the source for SamMobile, Samsung is having trouble porting KitKat to its third-generation Galaxy S flagship and has decided to cancel the update for the phone. Things could change in the coming months, but for now, all plans for bringing the update to the Galaxy S III are on hold. It’ll surely irk users of the device, but unless Samsung can find a solution to whatever issues it is facing, the Galaxy S III will probably spend its life on Android 4.3.

Source: SamMobile

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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