1. gwhizkids's Avatar
    While we're all waiting for 4.3 in the coming weeks, I thought I'd start this thread regarding the possibility that the S3 will get 4.4 as well. The device is certainly capable of handling it, but Samsung had not yet made an announcement.

    What I'd like to see posted here are any solid leads as to whether this will happen or not. Please: no "KitKat is designed for lower spec phones, therefore we will DEFINITELY be getting it" posts. Also, please don't link to the hundreds of copycat Android "news" sites. Those are worthless, IMO.
    11-05-2013 07:02 AM
  2. charlee08's Avatar
    Might not be what your looking for, but I seriously doubt it.

    Samsung wants people to buy their new phones, not stick with older ones for more than two years.

    Would be bad business really, even though Google made KitKat to work well worth older devices. Not saying the S3 is old, but in cell phone years, it is. Lol

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    11-05-2013 07:27 AM
  3. stonemadman#AC's Avatar
    You have a good point BUT people like me and my wife cannot upgrade until January 2015...so we have a loooooooong wait until we can get a new phone. Honestly, I'm going to ROM mine if we don't get an official KitKat release from Samsung.
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    11-05-2013 08:19 AM
  4. nyry's Avatar
    Im putting my money on 4.3 being the last major software update we get
    11-05-2013 11:54 PM
  5. blade22222's Avatar
    Im putting my money on 4.3 being the last major software update we get
    I agree.

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    nyry and bontjes like this.
    11-06-2013 10:14 AM
  6. dadathepanda's Avatar
    Officially we'll never see Kit Kat on galaxy s3. The update to 4.3 coming this month will be the last update to receive.

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    11-06-2013 11:42 AM
  7. gwhizkids's Avatar
    Remember the subtitle to this thread: Facts, not speculation. I appreciate your opinions, but until you have something to back up your assertions (one way or the other), that's all they are: opinions!
    11-07-2013 09:50 AM
  8. gwhizkids's Avatar
    Here is Sony's issue list of phones to get KitKat. None on this list (which appears to be a first grouping) predates Feb 2013: Sony confirms Android 4.3 and 4.4 update plans | Android Central
    11-07-2013 11:10 AM
  9. anon(238680)'s Avatar
    Remember the subtitle to this thread: Facts, not speculation. I appreciate your opinions, but until you have something to back up your assertions (one way or the other), that's all they are: opinions!
    and that's why the whole thread is a waste of time because nobody knows crap about it.
    11-07-2013 01:44 PM
  10. Sailmaker's Avatar
    According to the site listed below, S3 WILL receive KitKat 4.4. Document mentions it is the S3 which has 2GB of RAM, and that is the U.S. version which might be getting the update, and the International users might have to wait and watch if Samsung has made it ready for their devices too or not.
    List of Android Phones getting Android 4.4 KitKat Firmware Update - Android Advices
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    11-07-2013 04:08 PM
  11. gwhizkids's Avatar
    and that's why the whole thread is a waste of time because nobody knows crap about it.
    And the next post after yours is the sort of thing I was looking for. At some point, Samsung will say something. I just want this thread to be the clearinghouse for that info.
    11-08-2013 08:14 AM
  12. aximtreo's Avatar
    Remember, the contract you have is on the number, not the phone. You can always buy a phone and swap SIM cards. I have upgraded this way for a few years now. Catch the phone you want on eBay or Craigslists and just replace your current phone.


    You have a good point BUT people like me and my wife cannot upgrade until January 2015...so we have a loooooooong wait until we can get a new phone. Honestly, I'm going to ROM mine if we don't get an official KitKat release from Samsung.
    11-08-2013 08:26 AM

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