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

Google announced Android 4.4 KitKat yesterday and it is a fairly big update to the world’s most popular platform, but question remains: when will you be able to get it…
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229 Comments

226. m_smart_guy

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

but i have 9500 version which is factory unlock its still runing on 4.2.2 android

11. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

No info on Nexus 3... guess they tough is either that device is old or is not needed since it has 1GB of RAM. Me not happy :(

13. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Is Google releasing Android 4.4 as a system update for Galaxy Nexus? No, Galaxy Nexus phones won’t be receiving the update for Android 4.4 (KitKat). Why isn’t Galaxy Nexus receiving the update to Android 4.4? Galaxy Nexus, which first launched two years ago, falls outside of the 18-month update window when Google and others traditionally update devices. source: support(dot)google(dot)com/nexus/answer/3468085

12. berio123

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

My galaxy S3 has been laggy and has locked up completely a few times since the Android 4.1.2 upgrade. So I am not so fussed about upgrades anymore.

21. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Blame Samsung, not Google. The 4.1.2 on the Nexus worked like a charm, and the same holds for 4.2.2 and 4.3.

64. berio123

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

Of course not, why would I blame google ? They only provide the build for the Nexuses, not the whole market ...

136. AppleHateBoy unregistered

The same doesn't hold for 4.2.2. IIRC 4.2.x were the buggiest Android version ever released since ICS.

212. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

What about s2 plus the device came after s3 why don't they upgrade it ?

14. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

So do we get transparent notification and Android bar?

93. rabidhunter

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

For sure with Nova Prime and Android 4.4. Not sure if it comes with stock launcher.

192. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Yes there is.

15. drs.beny

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

When will it come in Indonesia or Singapore?

16. atbaan

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

what about s4

17. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

My T-Mobile S2 started at 2.3 then 2.3.6 then 4.0 then finally 4.1.2...So I would hope my S4 can get 3 different updates too

18. ilia1986 unregistered

Your S2 can run 4.4 without problem. And it will if you will treat it with a custom rom.

19. Tux_Alan

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

WTF.....when I bought my nexus devices it was for the sole purpuse of having the updates first... And that friggin one play editition gets it out the box and I wait.... Damn

20. mike2959

Posts: 695; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

LG G2 Will die with the operating system it was born with.

26. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Maybe, maybe not. LG has been making bold moves this year to win back the market they've lost to Samsung and HTC. They've got nothing to to lose and everyone to please and, coupled with the fact that they've been working with Google on the Nexus 5, I wouldn't be surprised either way.

44. mike2959

Posts: 695; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

The last 2 flagships the G Pro and the G.... The Pro 4.1.2 still not 1 Android up date. The G only 1 update.

83. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

i think 4.2.2 will coming soon to optimus g and optimus g pro, and maybe optimus 4x hd. 4.2.2 Update will come after lg g2 launch on most country(36 country which lg said) but android 4.4 ... maybe have to wait until new lg flagship(lg g2 pro?) which launched with new optimus ui based on 4.4

84. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

If so, it'll die happy. Nothing wrong with the G2 the way it is.

141. SilentJ

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

Completely agree. I'm absolutely satisfied with my G2 the way it currently is. In fact, my fear is that an update to KitKat would detract from my current satisfaction.

23. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Sony ?

25. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I am let down. Nexus, to get updates as they're released, not it's new nexus first, last year's gets it weeks from now??? Wtf Google, in a few weeks really?? You dropped the ball on this IMO. Po nexus owner.

28. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Come on Sony and lg where you guys @?

29. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Guess I'll be rooting my phone

38. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Trust me, rooting is worth it even if your phone came with 4.4 out of the box.

30. alchemyduelist

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

So my Butterfly S will be left out? Seriously HTC? SERIOUSLY?

72. FYLegend

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

We'll get it eventually, it's their highest-end device exclusive to Asia without carrier influence, they are just prioritizing the One series but we aren't too far behind. Original Butterfly got Sense 5/Android 4.2 update in July, around the same time the One got updated to 4.2. The phone was released in July and there was an OTA update in September.

32. jamiesculthorp

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

Does the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini receive this update? If not I'm stuck with Andriod 4.2.2 for 2 years until I can upgrade to the newest Nexus mobile device.
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