Samsung has made the things official and has announced which of its phones and tablets will be getting the KitKat update in the near future. Before today it was all un-official news and leaks about which Android device of Samsung will receive the KitKat 4.4.2 update. This list has been made official by the Samsung US . So not discussing much, here is the list of Samsung Mobiles which will get the Android 4.4 KitKat update.
Samsung Devices To Get KitKat Update :
- Galaxy Note 3
- Galaxy Note II
- Galaxy S4
- Galaxy S4 mini
- Galaxy S4 Active
- Galaxy S4 zoom
- Galaxy S III
- Galaxy S III mini
- Galaxy Mega
- Galaxy Light
- Galaxy Note 8.0
- Galaxy Tab 3
- Galaxy Note 10.1
- Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition
So this is the list of the 14 Samsung Mobiles which will be getting Android KitKat 4.4 update in the near future. The update for Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 will reach the user very soon , in fact Samsung says that the update begins today itself.
The other 12 devices will also be receiving the update in a short period of time. But this news will make the owners of the smartphone happy that soon or later the Kitkat update will surely come for their devices.
It is interesting to see that the list of devices given by Samsung Poland, says that Galaxy S3 won’t be getting the update to Android 4.4 KitKat, but considering that the Samsung S3 is now close to two years since its official launch, we won’t blame Samsung for giving the S3 a miss.
Here is the Samsung US Press Release
[quote]DALLAS, February 18, 2014 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced today that a number of Samsung Galaxy® devices will receive the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) software update, enriching the Galaxy experience.
The upgrade provides a number of innovative, easy-to-use features that enhance the user experience, including a more intuitive user interface, enhanced messaging capabilities and updated applications:
Location Menu: An integrated location menu enables users to easily activate GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks, while simultaneously checking the battery usage of apps running location service capabilities.
Enhanced Messaging: Enables users to choose between Messages or Hangouts as their preferred default messaging application, and select from a larger assortment of updated Emoji icons.
Upgraded Google Mobile Service
(GMS) apps: Users can automatically back up photos and video and can open, view, rename and share Google Docs and files.
Samsung Galaxy U.S. devices currently scheduled to receive the KitKat update include select carrier variants of the Galaxy Note® 3, Galaxy Note® II, Galaxy S® 4, Galaxy S® 4 mini
, Galaxy S® 4 Active , Galaxy S® 4 zoom , Galaxy S® III, Galaxy S® III mini , Galaxy Mega®, Galaxy Light, Galaxy Note® 8.0, Galaxy Tab® 3, Galaxy Note® 10.1, Galaxy Note® 10.1 2014 Edition.
Availability varies by carrier and product, with updates beginning today and continuing throughout the coming months.[/quote]
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