French carrier SFR has confirmed the update will not be available this month
Although the first Android 4.4 KitKat test firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 leaked online a few days ago, the smartphone may not receive the update this month after all.Even though there are still a few weeks left from January, French carrier SFR confirmed no Samsung high-end smartphone will receive the highly anticipated Android 4.4 KitKat update this month.
SFR has a rather controversial reliability regarding updates schedule, but it's highly sought as one of the few honest carriers when it comes to announcing major software upgrades for the devices included in its portfolio.
Unfortunately, there's no telling from where the French carrier gets its information, so take these details with a grain of salt until further notice.
That being said, SFR was the first carrier to announce it will offer the Android 4.4 KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 in January/February.
However, the European operator released the update scheduler for January 2014 over the weekend and neither of the two Samsung smartphones have been listed.
Obviously, this means SFR won't be delivering the long awaited Android 4.4 KitKat update for Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, though Samsung may start rolling it out beginning later this month.
Judging by the fact that Samsung initially offers its major upgrades in Europe and then in other regions, SFR's updates scheduler may be something to consider when claiming Android 4.4 KitKat won't be available to Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 owners this month.
On a side note, SFR mentions Nokia Lumia 520, 625, 925 and 1020 will receive the GDR3 update this month, whereas the HTC One will get its promised Android 4.4 KitKat update sometime in February.
Last but not least, Sony Xperia SP ans Xperia T are also on the list of smartphones that will receive an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update in February.