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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