According to a document obtained by iTechAddict whose link I won’t give due to the questionable ads and popups that appears after opening the link, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy S4 will get the coveted Android 4.4 Kit Kat update as early as January 2014.
As usual I will have to warn you that rumors like these are best taken with a pinch of salt, but if the document turns out to be real The Note 3 and the S4 gets it in January and the Note 2 and the Galaxy S3 gets it in April.
The HTC ONE Kit Kat update has already started seeding for the unlocked version,developer version and Google edition. Maybe it is time for Samsung to take a close look at why they started doing so well in the first place, and put more resources into developing and releasing new Android versions for their phones. I believe that one of the biggest reasons they started doing so well was because they quickly released updates for their phones. I know this is something consumers care about.
It is even rumored that the LG G2 has started receiving it in Korea, so chances are that Samsung will be among the last manufacturers to update their flagship models this time around. Likely the reason behind the slow updates from Samsung is the complexity of it’s touchwiz.
If you want to check for updates right now I have made these tutorials to make things easier for you:
- How to update the Galaxy Note 3.
- How to update the Galaxy S4.
- How to update the Galaxy Note 2.
- How to update the Galaxy S3.
To what degree does the cell phone makers ability to fastly update to newer Android versions influence which cell phone brand you end up buying ?