Android 4.4 KitKat to Arrive on Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 in January

Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II to receive it in March-April

By on November 22nd, 2013 15:34 GMT

South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics is expected to start rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update to its Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 devices in January next year, the latest reports on the matter suggest.

The company hasn’t offered specific details on this as of now, but a leaked document that emerged online over at iTechAddict indicates that things will indeed happen this way.

Furthermore, the leaked info hints that other devices from the company will be receiving the update sometime in March or April, including the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note 2.

Of course, there’s no guarantee that the handset vendor will indeed manage to get the software in line for deployment in due time, and users will certainly not want for it to deliver a buggy update, the same as it did with the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean recently, as SamMobile notes.

There’s no telling whether the info that emerged online courtesy of the aforementioned leaked document is indeed real, but Galaxy users out there are certainly hoping for it to pan out.

After all, other handset vendors out there have already announced plans to make the newer flavor of Android available to their users, and Samsung could try to keep up with them, that’s for sure.

Android 4.4 KitKat is currently rolling out to phones that run under stock or near-stock OS versions, yet it might prove a bit difficult to port custom user interfaces to it fast.

At the moment, Samsung it pushing the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system to the owners of Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II devices out there, a process that might take several weeks to complete.

As soon as this deployment is over, however, we should be able to learn some more info on the company’s plans for the release of Android 4.4 KitKat, so stay tuned for the details.

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