When will my phone get the Android 4.4 KitKat update: here is what we know

When will my phone get the Android 4.4 KitKat update: here is what we know
Google has unveiled Android 4.4 KitKat as a fairly big update to the world’s most popular platform, but question remains: when will you be able to get it on your device? It’s a tricky one as always with Android, but we try to keep you up to date with the update schedule for different devices.

*We will be updating this post continuously as new information comes in. 
Last in: All major flagships have been updated to Android 4.4 KitKat as of the beginning of June (most were updated earlier). We've entered the phase when second-tier and older devices are starting to get bumped to 4.4.
Last update: June - 11th - 2014.

The improvements in Android 4.4 KitKat come mostly under the hood. Google claims that it has made huge optimizations to the platform and its core apps, so even devices with 512MB of RAM (the overwhelming majority of Androids across the world are actually low-end devices with 512MB of RAM) can have a satisfactory, smooth Android experience.

The new Android 4.4 KitKat however still seems to be coming first and only to the top-shelf devices. Here is the list of phones we know will get the update, and we have added a timeframe for its arrival for the phones that we know. Some of the information comes straight from the manufacturer, and update info for others is just based on rumors, so we've tried to make it clear what is the case for each phone.

If you are wondering whether a device that is not on the list will get KitKat, let us say that chances are the manufacturer has either not yet announced plans for the update, or - sadly - the device will not get the updated.

With all this in mind, here is when Android 4.4 is coming to various devices:

Which version of Android is your device running on?

Android 2.2 Froyo
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1 - 4.3 Jelly Bean
Android 4.4 KitKat



1. PowTheBowl

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

If the HTC One Google Play edition is getting the update in 15 days, it might be the same with the Nexus line and the S4 Google Play Edition then.

7. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

when will my Xperia Z1 get it ? :(

31. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Maybe in November or December.

61. sumitavaghosh

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

when can i get Anoroid 4.4 KitKat on my Note II its not having 4.1.2... is it at all any chances for getting 4.4 on Note II

183. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Why are you still on 4.1.2? Note II has 4.3 available.

194. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

That's true.. you should be on jb already

243. aman5mathur

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

no its already available atleast mine is running on kitkat in india by the way

139. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Hahahaha so funny.

152. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

well I can wait that long Z ultra atleast Sony is taking good care of other 2012-2013 phone compare to Samsung (only 2 flagship) and LG(really G2 only??)

181. Droiderr

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

flagships are meant to be few in number. Only sony keeps popping out flagships every month fot no reason. If every phone is a flagship then whts the meaning behind it? And ig u really think samsung is bad in updating its phones you need to do a serioud fact check immediately.

247. Lupy17

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

I have my xperia zr had an kitkat update 2-3 weeks ago. It is horible! Baterry drain, keyboard lagging and universal laggnes. Not accetable, Sony! Dissapointed

131. cheetah2k

Posts: 2230; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Galaxy Note 3 got it today :) official 4.4.2

162. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012


188. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Yeah. I got the OTA for KitKat on my Sprint Note 3 yesterday.

179. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 596; Member since: Nov 03, 2011


189. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012


206. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

What model is your Z1? got my 4.4.2 already

207. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

PhoneArena the HTC Butterfly S has been updated to 4.4.2 already too if you want to add it there.

248. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

What model is your Z1? I got my update since two months ago. If this your model # C6903 go head n try to update it

27. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

samsung dont be like old HTC where s3 note2 note3 i know n2 n s3 ll get 4.3 soon but v want 4.4

46. Souru

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Hey ! everybody is waiting for Kitkat but for instance they have a reson to get satisfied because its possible to get complete kitkat experience on devices running on Jelly bean . How To : letskickstart.com/2013/11/how-to-get-android-44-on​-your-jelly.html

47. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

s3 i9300 4.3 test FW is available now on Sammobile

62. sumitavaghosh

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

when can i get Anoroid 4.4 KitKat on my Note II its not having 4.1.2... is it at all any chances for getting 4.4 on Note II

147. JocularJ

Posts: 221; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

ive been rocking 4.3 on my VERIZON n2, for about 2 weeks now. my wife's VERIZON s3 updated to 4.3 a good two days before me.

34. TwentyWendy

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Where's galaxy nexus? Hehe fail :p

37. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Actually not Samsung's fault, its Texas Instruments.

79. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Of course, if the battery in your Sammy phone explodes, it's not Sammy's fault, but some nameless one's who sold the batteries to Sammy.

81. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're pathetic.

130. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

And he is a smart classic troll who bashes Android but loves Apples closed system. Wow a System Dev like would normally praise opensource and admire Linux more than ios, osx. He has a avatar of Android and then dislikes Android utmostly. I would love to debate and have a go with you but i'm not a system or a app dev. But if you was on Anandtech, you would be confronted by loads users, cause the users on there are on the next level of knowledge...

138. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

PapaSmurf, kids under 12 are not allowed to use that word. Plus I've got copy rights on that word...and I use it mainly for 'sammy' fans. Nothing from what he said makes him an android hater. Ex: Should I remind u how judgemental you're comments are when htc gets banned because of an infringement from a hardware done by a dif manufacturer ?! Ohhh yes it's htc's fault...they should know better...well yr sammy should know better as well before they decide to put a crappy processor in a phone...especially a nexus phone that is meant to be compatible for upgrades for a long time. Yes GALAXY NEXUS is a fail. Ta da.

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