Here are Samsung's plans for future KitKat updates

Here are Samsung's plans for future KitKat updates
If you're wondering about when your Samsung device might receive Android 4.4.2, 4.4.3 or 4.4.4, we just might have the answer for you. First, let's take a look at a pair of high profile phones that Samsung will be releasing soon. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a metal clad handset that is the manufacturer's challenger to the Apple iPhone 6. This model is expected to launch shortly and come out of the box with Android 4.4.4 pre-installed. The eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which will be unveiled on Wednesday, should be released with Android 4.4.3 running the show.

What if you own the Samsung Galaxy S5? Australian operator Optus says that the Android 4.4.4 update for the flagship model has already been approved, and the carrier could be pushing out the update any day now. Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A, the model released in Europe with the 1080 x 1920 resolution screen, is also said to be closing in on the update to Android 4.4.4.

Closer to the states, Canadian carrier Rogers is now rolling out Android 4.4.3 for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Other models soon to receive Android 4.4.3 from Rogers include the Samsung Galaxy Mega, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. The U.S. carrier updates for these same devices should follow Rogers' schedule, except that you need to consider the long testing periods that U.S. carriers are known for.

As for Android 4.4.2, here are the different versions that will be receiving the update. Samsung Galaxy S4: Baltic [LTE], France [LTE], Netherlands [VE], New Zealand [LTE-A], Saudi Arabia [LTE], South Korea [Active], United Arab Emirates [LTE],United Kingdom [LTE]; Samsung Galaxy Tab 4: Argentina [8.0 Wi-Fi], Baltic [10.1 4G], Brazil [8.0 Wi-Fi], France [8.0 LTE,10.1 4G], Germany [10.1 4G], Hong Kong [10.1 Wi-Fi], Italy [10.1 4G], Mexico [8.0 Wi-Fi], Panama [8.0 Wi-Fi], Peru [8.0 Wi-Fi], Trinidad and Tobago [8.0 Wi-Fi]; Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Argentina [Neo], Hong Kong [LTE], New Zealand [LTE], Portugal [LTE], Russia, Ukraine; Samsung Galaxy Note II: Italy, Portugal [LTE], Slovenia.

If you do receive these updates OTA, remember to wait for a Wi-Fi connection before downloading and installing them, and keep your battery at least 50% charged before starting the process.

source: SamMobile via MobileBurn

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41 Comments

1. smarttechbadworld

Posts: 74; Member since: May 07, 2014

I want android l

2. take1sub

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 24, 2014

Full of false story

3. g2a5b0e unregistered

Bullsh*t. The Alpha releases with 4.4.4 in tow, but the Note 4 will release with 4.4.3? Try again, Phone Arena.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Blame fragmenting of updates here.

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

Blame shoddy reporting. There was a screenshot from a Note 4 posted in a Phone Arena article just a few days ago that showed 4.4.4. I'm not one to usually criticize Phone Arena, but let's tighten things up, guys. That's just lame.

24. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

If Alpha is getting 4.4.4 there is no chance Note 4 won't get that. And about that picture, u r right. Note 4 is running 4.4.4.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You missed my point.

38. g2a5b0e unregistered

Believe me, Mxy. I completely understood the point you were TRYING to make. I chose to ignore it.

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or it just flew over your head.

45. g2a5b0e unregistered

If it makes you happy to believe that, then by all means.

46. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well unless you prove otherwise then I am.

32. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Got nothing new to come with?

47. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

no he just hate GOOGLE/ANDROID PERIOD.

25. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Do you know about test firmwares?

4. goojman

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

If you wait for At&t for any update you'll be waiting around forever. That's why I run custom roms. ROOT, ROOT, ROOT!!!

8. Heretic

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

Same thing with VZW.

17. cncrim

Posts: 1558; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

How to unlock bootloader? Safetrap no fun.

26. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I have a question.... if you install custom rom, lets say CM then you'll loose S-pen functionalities or not? what about multiscreen n split screen features? dual shots etc.... these are really great features of TW

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

My Nexus 5 has had Android 4.4.4 for over two months :P

6. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Do you have problems with it? Like...do apps crash when you tap on some drop-down menus? It happens to mine, both on 4.4.2 and 4.4.4.

9. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I don't think that's ever happened to me. Occasionally I find an app that doesn't work properly, but that's just because it isn't compatible with ART. Are you using the Nexus 5 with ART turned on?

13. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

No I won't be using the ART version yet. I'm hoping the problem gets fixed in the next update. Actually, I had no such problem first when I got the Nexus 5 but for some reason that problem occurred like after six months..without and with updating, The dropdown menu on only the Youtube app got fixed after the update. The rest..No difference.

14. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Hmmm, weird...

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Apparently my Samsung Galaxy Light, which was promised KK months ago, can go engage in sexual intercourse with itself.

10. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Hey at least your Nexus 4 has Android 4.4.4, right?

36. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

It does, yes, with Cyanogenmod 11M9.. But I'm still experimenting with custom kernels and am about to install MultiROM (just learned about this) and start playing with other ROMs. I'm thinking Mahdi, Paranoid Android, Omni, and Slimkat to start. That means I'm still stuck using my Galaxy Light as my "daily driver" and suffering TouchLagWiz, There is a custom ROM for the GL (stock, but debloated, deodexed, and tweaked), but I'm not ready to try that yet, since I want one of my phone's to stock and stable. I'm saving up for a second Nexus 4 for this purpose.

11. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

I have s4 mini for a year now and never got kitkat. Samsung is full of BS!

27. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Samsung flagship is fun while it's new. Actually, maybe Samsung is ruining Android's reputation. By the way, I like my jailbroken iPhone 5s just as much as my rooted LG G2 which I sold right away becoz of its size, Couldn't get hold of a dual sim Huawie Ascend P6 so.......I rest my case!

12. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

They should have "plans" for Android L already not something that came out last October :(

16. sevensign

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

They save it for upcoming device..

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