Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 devices will only receive the KitKat update for Android 4.4.2 by April or May, according to recent reports.
It’s disappointing to a lot of Samsung users because the upgrade for Kitkat Android 4.4.2 for their devices is taking a long time to be released. Nevertheless, Android geeks have reported that an update is being worked on right now, with a possible release date slated in April or May.
There were rumors back in March stating that Samsung will be releasing the Kitkat update for the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 which disappointed a lot of those who were on their toes for it, especially considering the fact that the Galaxy S3 was one of the bestselling smartphone models of the company. Then it was obvious that the release wasn’t going to happen in March and it’s going to be delayed to a later month.
The slow release of updates for the Kitkat OS has been a constant complaint for Samsung users ever since the latest OS was announced during the latter part of last year. Even with the Galaxy S4– it hasn’t received updates from the carriers that it’s being offered under.
The OS update for Android 4.4.2 Kitkat will welcome the arrival of tons of new features for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2, including but not limited to location settings, default app settings, a full-screen mode, wireless printing capabilities, and much more. It’s also worth mentioning that the Kitkat update has been reported to be much more stable compared to Jelly Bean.
There have also been reports indicating that Google was working to smooth out the bugs that came with the 4.4.2 such as the camera and battery concerns for the 4.4.3 version release. The new version of Android is currently expected to be within the month of April. If the rumors are true, then this only means that Samsung will be one version behind Google devices.
On the other hand, Android-based devices and Samsung competitors HTC and Sony have already finished the updates for the OS of their devices. Faster OS updates are crucial for manufacturers and consumers, as this determines how quick they’ll switch from one phone to the other.
Source: International Business Times