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Android 4.4.3 KitKat Upgrade Plans: Samsung Testing Galaxy S5 and S4 LTE, LG Considers Optimus L9 2, G Pro Lite and Optimus G; Galaxy S3 3G Forever Left Out

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Android 4.4.3 KitKat is coming soon from brand manufacturers after sources found out that Samsung is now testing the firmware for major smartphones and LG?s consideration for Optimus G Pro Lite and the original Optimus G.

Samsung?s Android 4.4.3 KitKat

SamMobile caught two internal documents revealing Samsung?s Android KitKat upgrade plans for June to July 2014. Samsung Galaxy S5 is the first to be tested on Android 4.4.3 KitKat with build number KTU70 and now under integration stage with Samsung apps and TouchWiz UI.

Additionally, Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9506 is also being integrated with Samsung apps and services running Android 4.4.3 KitKat which was supposed to be under Android 4.4.2 only. If the testing goes smoothly, Android 4.4.3 KitKat may rollout as early as June.

For older devices, check the table below regarding the firmware, model, status and estimated time of arrival.

Model

Number

Status

Firmware

ETA

Galaxy Note 2 LTEGT-N7105AvailableN7105XXUFNE2May 2014
Galaxy S3 3GGT-I9300UnstableI9300XXUHNE5N/A
Galaxy S3 LTEGT-I9305CompletedI9305XXUFNE4May 2014
Galaxy S4 MiniGT-I9190CompletedI9305XXUCNE6June 2014
Galaxy S4 Mini LTEGT-I9195PendingI9195XXUCNE3June 2014
Galaxy Note 3 NeoSM-N750PendingN750XXUBNE4May 2014
Galaxy Grand 2SM-G7102Final TestingG7102XXUBNE6June 2014
Galaxy Mega 5.8GT-I9152Final TestingI9152XXUBNE4June 2014
Galaxy Mega 6.3GT-I9200Final TestingI9200XXUDNE6June 2014

 

Some of these devices may jump straight to Android 4.4.3 KitKat instead of Android 4.4.2 depending on their current OS and Samsung?s decision.

LG Android 4.4.3 KitKat

LG already started updating the G Flex with Android KitKat in South Korea and now available from network carriers in the United States. LG G2 and G Pad 8.3 are also eligible for Android 4.4.2 KitKat and users should now check their devices for a new firmware.

While there is no doubt that LG will update the three devices mentioned above to Android 4.4.3 KitKat, LG Italy confirmed via Facebook that the company plans on spreading Android KitKat on other devices as well.

It includes the 2013 line up of Optimus L9 2 and Optimus G Pro Lite while users of the original Optimus G smartphone will have a little longer as the upgrade may rollout from June to September 2014.

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