Samsung Galaxy S3 KitKat Update Android 4.4: An Overview

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update is rolling out, right now, in several regions around the world.

It was during May when Samsung started rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update because of its handsets. However, the update started rolling out with a slow pace and only to some limited number of users. Way slower than anyone could off expected. The older devices are the ones destined to receive this update last. Among the devices that recently received the update may be the Samsung Galaxy S3, the superstar from 2012 and also the phone that is currently has millions of users across the world.

Samsung Galaxy S3 KitKat Update Android 4.4

Samsung Galaxy S3 KitKat Update Android 4.4

The Samsung Galaxy S3’s software tale is definitely an interesting one. Here is a device that arrived with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, had a huge boost thanks to Samsung’s Premium Suite update, skipped Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, got Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and it is now getting Android 4.4 KitKat, Google’s latest update. Well, only some owners will be getting it.

Samsung confirmed the Galaxy S3 GT-i9300, the 1GB non-LTE model, won’t be getting the update due to performance reasons. It’s an enormous blow to the Galaxy S3 given its prominence however it appears that Samsung is going to hold firm with its decision.

Having said that, we haven’t seen a ton of movement using the update that is landing for other Samsung Galaxy S3 owners. The roll out to the company’s LTE-enabled Galaxy S3 models isn’t moving very fast and over the past month we just haven’t seen the functional push that we, and many others, expected. That doesn’t mean that details haven’t emerged though.

In an effort to provide as much clarity as possible to Galaxy S3 owners in the United States and around the world, here, we detail everything we all know about the Galaxy S3 Android 4.4 KitKat update and breakdown the important details that all Galaxy S3 owners have to know about.


June is a ghost town in terms of Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.4 KitKat update releases. We haven’t seen Samsung start pushing the GT-i9305 Galaxy S3 Android 4.4 KitKat update out. Rumors pointed towards the update being done but those rumors emerged several weeks ago and it’s not clear exactly what the current situation is like behind the scenes.

We also haven’t seen carriers in the United States or in the international community join the Android 4.4 KitKat party. All in all, it has been quiet but our hope is the fact that it’s just the calm before the storm. Samsung’s updates typically unveil extremely slow at first before they gradually pick up steam in the weeks following the initial release.

The Galaxy S3 Android 4.4 KitKat roll out is just about a month old so there is no reason to panic yet especially when several carriers have promised updates later on.

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