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Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 Android 4.4 update hope – Updated

Under: Android OS, Software
Date: April 13th, 2014

Although the Android 4.4 KitKat update has now rolled out to various devices, owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 are still waiting. We’ve been following developments of this update for these Samsung smartphones and have the latest news.

In March we heard confirmation from US carrier Sprint that the 4.4 update for the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 was definitely in the pipeline, reassuring news for owners of these devices. Further to this we heard news that implied the update was in testing for the Note 2 in South Korea, another promising sign.

We’ve also reported on leaked documentation that suggested the Android 4.4. update for the Galaxy S3 international edition could be coming this month, with the update for the Note 2 arriving in April or May. Earlier this month however, we also spoke about how this update for the S3 was still open to debate for the international version, and we also discussed the importance of this update considering the problems that beset some devices after the 4.3 update.

The good news is that latest reports reinforce the KitKat update will definitely be coming to both devices following information from customer support. It’s reported that a customer in South Korea contacted Samsung’s support line there and asked when Android 4.4 KitKat would be made available for the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2.

He was informed by the Samsung representative that the 4.4 update would be arriving for the Galaxy Note 2 in mid-April, with the update also appearing for the Galaxy S3 between late April and early May. If this is accurate we should bear in mind that these update times apply to South Korea, and of course times will vary by region and also individual carriers.

This could be reassuring news for owners elsewhere though, as if the updates are arriving soon in Korea they could shortly be rolled out elsewhere. We’ll be following further developments about the Android 4.4 update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 and of course will pass on information as we hear it. Are you still waiting for this update?

UPDATE: We wish to point out that there has been no sign yet of this update for the international version of the Galaxy S3 on any servers for testing, so we have reservations that this will arrive this month.

Source: Ruliweb
Via: GforGames

Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 Android 4.4 update hope

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  • Khalil Barbur

    I have been long awaiting this update. Although I already have a 4.4 ROM, nothing beats an official update. Its more than long overdue, but we should consider ourselves lucky to even possibly be getting the update long after the 18 month support.

    • Ammar sagheer

      Still not sure. …getting it or not…

      • Khalil Barbur

        This is indeed true since dates have not been announced, they can still withdraw their decision to update, but nevertheless I have my fingers crossed even though I may switch to the S5 by next month due to eligible upgrade.

        • Ammar sagheer

          S5 is cool…

    • Mike Benson

      Those of us who have slow or unresponsive devices should feel lucky? This whole thing is a joke. They (Samsung) should be taking care of their customers. I’ve been stuck without blutooth connectivity for the entire time after the first broken update. There was no help from the company. None. They broke it, and we get to live with it. You can’t even go back to factory prior to the crappy update.

      I am getting a new phone in a while and I guarantee its not a Samsung, regardless of any fixes.

      • Khalil Barbur

        Sorry to hear that, I on the other hand can consider myself lucky? I haven’t had any problems with any of the updates(none, not one, zilch). Just remember also that it is a lot more difficult for these companies (Samsung, HTC, Sony, etc.) to push these updates out to any of their devices, old or new, its not just Samsung. They may already have the updates ready to go but then have to go through carriers and blah blah blah. As you may know, Sprint is the ONLY carrier who has confirmed that the S3 will get an update. Oddly enough none of the other carriers have followed yet.
        Nevertheless I am not disagreeing with you, in fact, I agree 100% with you.

      • Manny

        If you still have your phone, 1) why didn’t you get it replaced or 2) turn off your Bluetooth, uninstall the update, reinstall the update with your Bluetooth off. I took my phone into a T-Mobile store and they reinstalled the upgrade and it worked.

        • Mike Benson

          1.i tried that and there was no assistance, either from Samsung nor my carrier.
          2..it is supposed to be a one way upgrade. No un installing and reinstalling. . This is the first time I’ve heard anyone say that they were able to reinstall the update. Do you have any other source for this or is it something special that tmobile has?

  • android lover

    this sit is talking crap they said before samsung denied it was coming just trying to gain cheap traffic joke

    • Debbie

      In an earlier post we discussed the update for Arabia and Samsung Arabia said there were no current plans for the update. This news is from South Korea.

    • Loz Wilson

      Great article, well written and informative, unlike your negative comments!

    • Manny

      Informative and when there’s an issue they always send out an update. I don’t know how this could gain “cheap” traffic. If you don’t want to read the article, don’t read it.

  • Johnny

    Still waiting! Looking forward to a non-broken update (Jelly bean update on ATT practically bricked my phone with how slow and unresponsive it became afterward on my GN2)

  • David

    Oh my Goooddd, that’s so good to hear, thanks guys, it was pleasure to read, hopes high again.

  • Ro

    Samsung is by no doubts a fantastic mobile manufacturer but they should consider improving their customer satisfaction. I believe Samsung and after being loyal with them for almost 8 years, this article has reassured me that Samsung is quite likely to release Android KitKat for the international Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300. Everyone be calm and just take the pain like I have been for 5 months.

  • Not Happy

    I downloaded the new software about 2 weeks ago and it’s crap!!! My phone constantly slow and crashes a lot. I have to pull my phone apart, take the battery out to restart my phone. I wish I never updated my phone!!!!

  • Richard Ugerio Lee

    Samsung should also consider giving updates to the mini version of s3

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