Galaxy S3 & Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4 KitKat Updates Gain Support
The rumored Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4 KitKat updates have gained support today thanks to another rumor that claims that both devices will indeed be getting Android 4.4 KitKat updates down the road.
Earlier this year, Samsung started rolling out the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update. Today, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat update roll out began in Korea after several weeks of leaks and rumors. However, it appears that those are going to be just two of the devices that Samsung upgrades to Android 4.4 KitKat.
According to a report from Phandroid, Samsung is going to update a great number of devices to Android 4.4 KitKat. Among them, the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, two devices that have seen their Android 4.4 KitKat updates rumored several times with dates ranging from March to April.
The site also claims that the company will upgrade the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy S3 Mini, Galaxy Tab 3, and Galaxy Note 8.0. Oddly enough, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is not mentioned among the rumored upgrades though we imagine that if Samsung is upgrading the Galaxy S3 Mini, the Galaxy S4 Mini will get the upgrade as well.
There is no telling when Samsung might decided to upgrade any of these devices. The Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4 KitKat updates are the only ones with rumored dates with the most recent rumor suggesting a roll out in March after the Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 Kitkat update.
It’s also not clear what will be on board any of these software updates. Both the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat upgrades are incremental updates, bringing design tweaks and KitKat features to the table.
The Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 are also teetering on the edge of Google’s 18 month mark. The company recommends only 18 months of software support for Android smartphones and it could be that Android 4.4 KitKat will represent the end of the road for both the Galaxy S3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 is a little younger than the Galaxy S3 and thus, its prospects for a future update beyond Android 4.4 KitKat are a little better.
Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 owners should not expect Samsung to confirm either update ahead of time as it did not give Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3 owners any type of warning ahead of their Android 4.4 KitKat upgrades.