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Samsung Android 4.4 KitKat Plan: 9 Galaxy Phones Getting It From April to June; Galaxy S3 Cancelled Due to TouchWiz Issues

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Samsung?s Android 4.4 KitKat plan for April, May and June 2014 has been revealed by an internal document. Ten different Galaxy smartphones have been exposed and displayed dates on when users should expect to receive the latest firmware.

Samsung Galaxy Android 4.4 Plan

SamMobile has received a copy of an internal document from Samsung detailing Android 4.4 KitKat update status of ten different Galaxy smartphones. It contains the KOT49H update status report under Phase 4 and is expected to be released starting from April to June 2014.

Model Name

Model Number

Status

Firmware

ETA

Galaxy Note 2GT-N7100Rolling OutN7100XXUEND3April 2014
Galaxy Note 2 LTEGT-N7105CompleteN7105XXUFND8May 2014
Galaxy S3GT-I9300N/AN/AN/A
Galaxy S3 LTEGT-I305Final TestingI9305XXUFND5May 2014
Galaxy S4 MiniGT-I9190Final TestingI9190XXUCND6June 2014
Galaxy S4 Mini LTEGT-I9195CompleteI9195XXUCND5June 2014
Galaxy Note 3 NeoSM-N750CompleteN750XXUBND7May 2014
Galaxy Grand 2SM-G7102CompleteG7102XXUBND2June 2014
Galaxy Mega 5.8GT-I9152TestingI952XXUBND4June 2014
Galaxy Mega 6.3GT-I9200TestingI9200XXUDND6June 2014

 

Previous flagship Samsung phablet, Galaxy Note 2 3G was the first to receive Android 4.4 KitKat while its 4G-LTE counterpart is set to receive it this month.

Android 4.4 Update Notes

Not every device on the list went smoothly on Android 4.4 firmware update, especially in the case of Galaxy S3. According to the internal document, Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 Android KitKat update has been cancelled due to unsolved problems.

Galaxy S3 GT-I9305 official update is now available from the United States network carrier, Sprint, which matches the expected rollout schedule. Other notes include Galaxy Note 2 LTE GT-N7105 and Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I919 updates awaiting approval from the Firmware Centre and Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N750 update awaiting certification from Google.

Galaxy S3 Notes

SamMobile tipster revealed that Samsung faces some issues regarding TouchWiz applications for Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 running Android 4.4 KitKat firmware. A screenshot noted that the kernel status, CPU and GPU drivers, radio and Android system are ready and running but failure on apps implement and system status.

This is not the first time Galaxy S3 encountered such issue. If you recall, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, both users in the United States and United Kingdom suffered multiple bugs and problems scaling from update process to huge battery drain. Hopefully, Samsung can find a workaround just like what they did on the last major update.

Photo Source: Samsung U.S.

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