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Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3 Allegedly Getting Android 4.4 KitKat In January 2014

by Brandon Russell | November 22, 2013November 22, 2013 4:00 pm PST

Samsung KitKat Release

A leaked Samsung document, supposedly from an R&D facility in India, has revealed when some of the Korean company’s most popular flagships will receive Android 4.4 KitKat. Google’s most recent mobile software, which was announced just last month alongside the Nexus 5, is slowly spreading across the Android universe, but it’ll expand much further once the new year gets underway.

Via iTechAddict, two of Samsung’s most recent devices, the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, are expected to get the update in January 2014, a little over a month from now. Meanwhile, the company’s previous flagships, the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note 2, are expected to get updated sometime during the spring, sometime between March and April of next year. There’s no way to verify such a report, and any old person could have easily faked this document. However, HTC has voiced plans to bring KitKat to its HTC One next month, so we imagine Samsung will want to keep pace.

The document says the timeframes are expected, but they can change at the drop of a dime. Without an official announcement in the record books, nothing is set in stone; Samsung, though, typically pushes out updates pretty quickly, so a January release doesn’t seem particularly unbelievable. An official timeframe is allegedly going to be announced next month, so don’t mark your calendars just yet. We’ll let you know as soon as we know.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.