Samsung has already told us about its plans to update higher-end smartphones, we know that the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, and both the Galaxy Note 2 and Note 3 will all be updated eventually to Android 4.4 KitKat around January 2014. But, what about their lower-end devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, S3 Mini, Galaxy Ace 3 among others? Well today we learned from a leaked document from Samsung, that the company still hasn’t forgotten about their entry-level phones and is investigating the possibility to upgrade a wide selection of them to Android 4.4 Kit Kat.
Android 4.4 Update Schedule Leaked for Samsung Galaxy Devices
An anonymous source inside Samsung leaked a document which shows devices under investigation to get the latest KRT16 update aka Android 4.4 KitKat for mid-range phones. Some of them include the Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S3 Mini, Galaxy Ace 3, Galaxy S Advance, Galaxy Ace 2, and the Galaxy Core along with several more devices.
Google made it clear that the newest iteration of Android was built with lower spec’d phones in mind, as the minimum RAM requirements to successfully run the software update have been lowered to only 512MB, but why doesn’t Samsung just add it to every phone that covers this requirement?
Well, the company adds something called TouchWiz to their devices, which is basically a custom skin with a bunch of added features over stock Android. This is why Samsung has to do an investigation, because their custom skin might slow down the whole system on mid range phones, and offer a not-so-pleasant overall experience.
Remember that Samsung still hasn’t made any official announcement and that this is just a leak, and the phones included might face changes as the investigation continues.
Do you have any Samsung device mentioned above? If your device doesn’t get Android 4.4 Kit Kat would you resort to a custom ROM? Let us know in the comments below!