KitKat update for the Note 3 Neo, Galaxy S4 mini, Grand 2, and Mega 6.3 coming this month, 3G S III is a no-go

KitKat update for the Note 3 Neo, Galaxy S4 mini, Grand 2, and Mega 6.3 coming this month, 3G S III is a no-go
Another leaked slide from Samsung comes our way, and this time it is showing the latest Android KitKat upgrade schedule for a bunch of midrangers from the company. The biggest news here is that a KitKat update for the international non-LTE version of the Galaxy S III is a no-go, despite that Samsung had it scheduled in previous update leaks.

For those phone which are getting the Android 4.4.2 update, however - the Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy Grand 2 duos, Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3, and the Galaxy Note 3 Neo - the software will roll out over the air as soon as this month. As usual, the timing will be different for the different models in various countries, and on different carriers. In any case, the long wait is over, and all the goodies that arrive with Android KitKat like the immersion mode, tunnel audio, and the translucent interface style, will be finally arriving to your trusted Samsung midranger, about eight months after the KitKat update was announced.

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20 Comments

1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

This is weird, the Note II got the KK update earlier than the newer and more superior Note 3 Neo.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

They probably work by attending to a phone with wider users first and then moving towards phone with less users. So in this case Note 2 will obviously have more owners (since its a flagship) then Note 3 Neo.

3. frank.straube

Posts: 3; Member since: May 17, 2009

What is the point of upgrading to Kit Kat if then third party apps cannot write to memory card...??

4. danidin

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2014

the weird thing is that the ace 4 and the young 2 (512mb of ram!) both will come with kitkat out of the box and s3 wont get it ever dou to "lack of ram"...

8. LikeMyself

Posts: 620; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

They don't come with full TouchWiz but a lite version called TouchWiz essence which will be as usual more laggy than usual TouchWiz!

14. nomancool unregistered

unofficial kitkat roms are much better than the stock roms on gs3 , so nothing to worry . but not everyone is capable of rooting and unlocking the phone . s3 was getting more and more laggy with every update of android with latest touchwiz ,

5. brasstax

Posts: 534; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I really don't understand why Google doesn't insist that all Android smartphones run the stock OS out of the box. Manufacturers have the freedom to differentiate their brands on the basis of specs, design, build quality & price. Why should they also meddle with the stock launcher. Most people anyway switch to a 3rd party launcher. Even the manufacturer installed apps are considered as unnecessary bloat are. Stock launchers on all phones will allow Google to ensure that all Android users have access to the latest version of the OS should they decide to update. There is always the option to install 3rd party launchers to suit individual tastes. Google can thus ensure that at any given time, a majority of customers are running the latest version of the OS without giving up the ability to customize. Current midrange devices getting the OS update after 8 months is telling & unforgivable. This means that within a short time they will once again be behind the curve when Android L is released

15. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

It would be nice if the OEMs release their devices with stock Android and then just offer a launcher at the Play Store, which can have access to the device system so people can customize their device to their heart desire. Or they can also set up a sub-settings in the device settings where you can activate whatever features the OEMs include in their device that stock Android doesn't have. This way they can bring most of their devices up to date with the current version of Android withing weeks and not months of the release of the latest version of the OS.

6. brasstax

Posts: 534; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I really don't understand why Google doesn't insist that all Android smartphones run the stock OS out of the box. Manufacturers have the freedom to differentiate their brands on the basis of specs, design, build quality & price. Why should they also meddle with the stock launcher. Most people anyway switch to a 3rd party launcher. Even the manufacturer installed apps are considered as unnecessary bloat are. Stock launchers on all phones will allow Google to ensure that all Android users have access to the latest version of the OS should they decide to update. There is always the option to install 3rd party launchers to suit individual tastes. Google can thus ensure that at any given time, a majority of customers are running the latest version of the OS without giving up the ability to customize. Current midrange devices getting the OS update after 8 months is telling & unforgivable. This means that within a short time they will once again be behind the curve when Android L is released

7. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Why does the grand 2 lte not get kit kat?

9. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

Bit odd the SIII isn't getting the update when the S5 mini Exynos version is so similar in specs.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Age perhaps?

12. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Meh, I gave on on official updates the moment the 4.3 update came and it was a bloated POS. Seriously, like half the system apps are crap Samsung put in. Anyway, it had a good run I guess, 4.0 all the way to 4.3. That's way more than any flagship released during the same time period (One X, Xperia S, Optimus G).

11. aditya.g0110

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

will the touchwiz also get updated like the one in s5...?

16. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

No,it won't.

13. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Apparently not for my Note8.

17. m_smart_guy

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

i have bought samsung note 3 9005 lte version 1 month ago its still running on 4.3 jelly bean its not getting an update in my country any body can help

18. jadsalem

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

i'm new on galaxy all my life i was iphone!!! how the hill i can update my note 3 neo to newer version ?

19. akashdey071992

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Got note 3 neo kitkat update in india, build no. KOT49H.

20. shouma2

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

So what about note 3 neo n7502 when does this update reaches it ?

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