So far, Samsung has only brought Android 4.4 KitKat updates to the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy S4 – its two newest flagships (the Galaxy S5 doesn’t count, since that already runs the newest software version). Naturally then, people are wondering when such updates may be made available for other, older handsets such as the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III.
Wondering the same thing, someone in Samsung’s native South Korea contacted the company’s customer support inquiring about rough time frames for the release of the updates. And they got an answer.
Apparently the rollout for the KitKat update for the Galaxy Note II will commence in mid-April, while the Galaxy S III should be expecting the new bits in late April or early May. However, there’s something we need to mention here. These things only apply to South Korea right now.
Furthermore, there’s been some controversy regarding the KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy S III. It’s clear that it will happen for devices sold in the US, but elsewhere things are more murky. At one point we heard that the international, non-LTE version of the handset wouldn’t be receiving the KitKat update, while another purported leak said it would. And this latter info lines up with the update release time frames that Samsung’s Korean customer support team just gave out, so maybe all the S III models out there will get it?
That would certainly be nice, but let’s keep in mind that there is a possibility that only the LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy S III variations out there will ever get to taste KitKat. Unless Samsung releases an official statement on the matter, speculation is all we have for now.