KitKat coming to Samsung Galaxy Mega and Samsung Galaxy S4 mini?

KitKat coming to Samsung Galaxy Mega and Samsung Galaxy S4 mini?
A leaked document seems to confirm that the Samsung Galaxy Mega models and the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will all be getting updated to Android 4.4 (KitKat). The document shows that the Korean OEM plans on adding Samsung KNOX to the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini once the trio of handsets is updated to Android 4.4. That is about as much of a confirmation as you are going to see that those models will be updated to Android 4.4.

Samsung KNOX consists of a number of work related applications placed inside a secure 'container' that prevents the applications inside from being infected by malware and viruses. The applications include email, a browser, contacts and a calendar to name a few. Tapping on the KNOX icon secures the apps and starts the program. Another tap returns the phone to its normal functionality.

Based on the leaked document, it seems that those with the Samsung Galaxy S III mini will not be receiving the consumer version or the enterprise version of KNOX and the phone will most likely never see Android 4.4. As for the other devices on the list, We would expect KitKat to end up on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (which was preloaded with the KNOX software), the Samsung GALAXY Note II, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy S III. The latter three models will receive Samsung KNOX after they are updated to Android 4.3.

Once Samsung KNOX becomes available on a model, the software will come pre-installed on future versions of the device. In China, only the KNOX launcher will come pre-loaded. Opening it up will download the appropriate files. There is also a chance that a carrier bought model will have the feature locked down by the mobile operator.


source: SamMobile via UnwiredView

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12 Comments

1. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Why not s4 first before s4 mini and mega what happen to sammy, this is unusual!

3. HASHTAG unregistered

I'm assuming you just read the title? This article just states that they are getting the update, not saying that they will get them before the S4.

2. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

They are way behind with updates. I don't believe it yet. My S3 still has Android 4.1. What happened to 4.2 & 4.3 Samsung?

4. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Samsung : ...

5. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I am betting on the Galaxy Mega 5.8 not recieving the 4.4 update. Mega 6.3 might just get the update 6 months after announcement.

10. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

The 6.3 has better specs than the 5.8. Highly doubt it.

6. frisamappi

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 28, 2013

What about the tablets, particularly , note 8.0, are they going to get 4.4

7. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

The Samsung devices that are the newest and have been sold the most will get it haunted (n3,s4,) after that its a BIG MAYBE (S3,N2)

8. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

N what bout the galaxy s2, will it get the update to 4.4 also?

9. HASHTAG unregistered

Eh I think the S2 is done, but we can hope.

11. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

SII has reached its EOL so don't expect any more updates.

12. Nokia1100user

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

This is ridiculous, where is Samsung's priorities? Takes forever for the updates and they're focusing on the s4 mini and mega for 4.4 while there two flagship devices are just going to get 4.3 sometimes I just wish I just got n HTC, at least they're quick with their updates.

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