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    Default What version of Android will come on the S5?

    The last two Samsung flagships have released with the latest version of Android. The S4 was the first phone to ship with 4.2.2 out of the box and the Note 3 was the first to do so with 4.3
    The Note 3 is getting KK overseas as we speak so I'm confident the S5 will come with 4.4 out of the box
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    Default Re: What version of Android will come on the S5?

    you mean the Note 3 came with 4.3, not 4.4

    But yeah, I am guessing that it will be 4.4.X with the new TW.
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    Default Re: What version of Android will come on the S5?

    I wouldn't be surprised if came with 4.4 out the box.

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    Default Re: What version of Android will come on the S5?

    I would expect that the device would ship with 4.4.

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    Default Re: What version of Android will come on the S5?

    Now, 4.4 or 4.4.x? I'm going to guess 4.4 for sure, and hope to see the latest when it's released. Only time will tell.

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    Default Re: What version of Android will come on the S5?

    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    Now, 4.4 or 4.4.x? I'm going to guess 4.4 for sure, and hope to see the latest when it's released. Only time will tell.

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    Good point on the incremental versions. Although it wouldn't be that difficult to add the small update, if Samsung doesn't have it already.

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    Default Re: What version of Android will come on the S5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Good point on the incremental versions. Although it wouldn't be that difficult to add the small update, if Samsung doesn't have it already.

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    I'm pretty sure that the Note 3 got 4.4.2 so I'd expect at least that for when the S5 releases

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    Default Re: What version of Android will come on the S5?

    The US vesion of the Note 3 does not have 4.4.2. As for the GS5, it will likely have 4.4. or 4.4.2 given Samsung's ability to access the code for the GPE GS4.
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    Default Re: What version of Android will come on the S5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor007 View Post
    The US vesion of the Note 3 does not have 4.4.2. As for the GS5, it will likely have 4.4. or 4.4.2 given Samsung's ability to access the code for the GPE GS4.
    The international versions with KK have 4.4.2
    I assume we'll see the same when the US versions get the KK update

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    Default Re: What version of Android will come on the S5?

    I forget sometimes the US is so far behind the rest of the world that we won't see 4.4.2 on a GN3 for months.
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    Default Re: What version of Android will come on the S5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor007 View Post
    I forget sometimes the US is so far behind the rest of the world that we won't see 4.4.2 on a GN3 for months.
    I highly doubt that it'll take more than a month to see it. That's about how long it took for the 4.3 update on the S4

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    Default Re: What version of Android will come on the S5?

    International vs US is a big difference. Please tell me when was the last time Verizon or AT&T actually launched an OS update in a timely fashion, the answer is never. Time is 90 days post Android update (HTC) and realistic in the carrier world is 6-12 months with the emphasis more on the 9+ month end IF we get it at all. Verizon has the Galaxy Nexus and it still lags way behind.
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    Default Re: What version of Android will come on the S5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor007 View Post
    International vs US is a big difference. Please tell me when was the last time Verizon or AT&T actually launched an OS update in a timely fashion, the answer is never. Time is 90 days post Android update (HTC) and realistic in the carrier world is 6-12 months with the emphasis more on the 9+ month end IF we get it at all. Verizon has the Galaxy Nexus and it still lags way behind.
    The Moto X is probably the only exception, on both carriers, that received a timely update to 4.4 following the announcement of KitKat:
    Verizon Moto X: Motorola makes it official: Verizon's Moto X first to get Android 4.4 KitKat | Android Central
    AT&T Moto X: AT&T's Moto X officially getting its Android 4.4 KitKat update! | Android Central

    Of course, Google likely had a big push behind this update being pushed so quickly. I do agree with your post though. US branded devices lag behind the International versions with OS updates (excluding most the Nexus models).
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    Default Re: What version of Android will come on the S5?

    I guess that is the benefit of keeping your OS as close to stock as possible and a desire to push out an update as soon as possible. Moto achieved both.
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    Default Re: What version of Android will come on the S5?

    My Sprint S4 already has 4.4.2. I am willing to bet my Girlfriend that the S5 ships out with 4.4.2 hahaha
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    Default Re: What version of Android will come on the S5?

    I predict 4.4.2.
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