Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 international users are finally seeing a ray of hope thanks a recently leaked internal document which hints at Android 4.4.2 KitKat release dates for the above mentioned ex-Samsung flagships.
There are no exact rollout dates and the source isn’t exactly the most credible, which is why a majority of people are taking this leak with a pinch of salt. Nevertheless, the leaked internal documents seems to suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S3 along with Galaxy Note 2 and even Grand 2 Duos (a mid range device which is mostly limited to Indian market) will get their share of Android 4.4.2 KitKat update somewhere down the road between April and May this year.
Not that we don’t like the idea of a bunch of phones getting updated to KitKat, but it is worth mentioning here that not too long ago, Samsung Poland released a list of devices that were to be updated to KitKat and sadly enough, S3 was no where to be found on that list. After much controversy ensured, Samsung Poland then confirmed it through their official Twitter account, that the reason why Galaxy S3 was excluded from the list of devices getting updated was because of its insufficient RAM which was apparently not large enough to handle KitKat. No further explanation was ever provided to this statement, but since KitKat was originally designed for devices that have a mere 512MB of RAM, it was universally believed that the reason behind this “insufficient RAM” statement from Samsung is because of all the bloatware that they have managed to fit in.
— Samsung Polska (@SamsungPolska) February 19, 2014
Nevertheless, if this is all what we have got then we would rather prefer to be optimistic than to be a party blooper.
Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 owners, make sure to shout out loud in the comments about what you make of this recent development.