Samsung reportedly confirms that its Galaxy S III 3G and S III mini won't be updated to Android KitKat

Yesterday, a leaked image suggested that Samsung’s Galaxy S III GT-I9300 (the 3G-only model) would not receive an official update to Android 4.4 KitKat. Unfortunately for folks out there still rocking the S III 3G, it looks like Samsung confirmed this.

SamMobile has reportedly received word from Samsung that the Galaxy S III 3G - pictured on the left - would not get KitKat because of its hardware limitations. The same goes for the Galaxy S III mini

Here’s the full statement from Samsung:


Of course, 1GB of RAM is more than enough to run KitKat, as this version of Google’s OS is optimized to work on devices that feature as low as 512MB of RAM. However, the S III and S III mini (both released back in 2012) have older variants of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, which likely makes the KitKat experience not so great. 

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy S III mini
  • Display 4.0 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware STE U8420, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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