Posted by Abhijeet M. 7 months ago

Samsung Galaxy S III mini, Tab 3 7.0, Note 8.0 and others to get KitKat update?


Android-4.4-KitKat

Take a poll asking what’s the topmost question on users’ minds these days, and you’re pretty sure to hear a lot of folks answer “is my Samsung device going to get updated to KitKat, and if yes, when?” A leaked document that we obtained a few months back indicated that devices like the Galaxy Mega and S4 mini would be getting the Android 4.4 update in addition to flagships like the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S III, and the Galaxy Note II, and now information obtained by Phandroid suggests that a few other devices will be getting KitKat as well.

Here’s the list of devices that will reportedly be updated to KitKat (note that while these are U.S. variants, international models will be updated as well):

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SGH-i317
  • - Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-i747
  • - Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 SM-t217a
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-i337
  • - Samsung Galaxy S4 Active SGH-i537
  • - Samsung Galaxy Mega SGH-i527
  • - Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-c105a
  • - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900a
  • - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 SGH-i467
  • - Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini SM-g730a

That’s a considerably huge list of devices and rather unsurprising, except for the mention of the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and S III mini. I’m not so sure the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 would be getting the update, since it’s a budget tablet that’s still on Android 4.1, and it would be a surprising move on Samsung’s part if they manage to give it a jump to Android 4.4 directly. Same would be the case for the Galaxy S3 mini – while the device was relaunched for AT&T and Verizon recently, it’s a very cheap device, though we wouldn’t mind if Samsung decided to shower some update love on its budget models, something which Motorola is doing pretty nicely with the Moto G.

But for the other devices, all of them were released only last year and are fairly mid-range/high-end, so they should be making the cut for the Android 4.4 update. If they don’t, well, let’s hope they all end their life on at least Android 4.3.

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79 comments on “Samsung Galaxy S III mini, Tab 3 7.0, Note 8.0 and others to get KitKat update?

  1. fizzano 7 months ago said:

    And Samsung Galaxy Trend is still 4.0.4 . Shame on you , Samsung !!

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  2. DjaN34 7 months ago said:

    when update Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini ??

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  3. holyfurny30 7 months ago said:

    goooodddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!! my device is samsung galaxy s3 mini

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    • Goklas73 7 months ago said:

      Not wrong, huh? It’s being launched for the version of the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini SM-G730A. Hence used the eye to see the S III Mini version. Do not jump are happy just yet, because that version for Samsung Galaxy S III Mini SM-G730A parts of the country outside instead of in the region of Indonesia. While the version of Samsung Galaxy S III Mini GT-I8190 alone still Android 4.1.2 version and Samsung Galaxy S III GT-I8200 only has Android 4.2.2. That means that choosing their Samsung products, it should if there is already an Android version 4.4.2 Kitkat for S III Mini, it is meant for all versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini and that’s not fair.

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  4. avyfa 7 months ago said:

    ARRRGGGHHH! I want kitkat on my sgs 2.

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  5. TDL55 7 months ago said:

    Where is the fucking kitkat for i9500 ??!!!!!

    Fuck you Samsung !

  6. nojansalehi 7 months ago said:

    What about NOTE 10.1 N8000!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    Galaxy s3 will be getting kitkat!!!!! Why no one talk about NOTE 10.1!!!?!?!?

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    • sguyx 7 months ago said:

      Samtoy wants you to buy a new toy instead of keeping Note 10.1. Buying a new toy, Samtoy gets more money to make more toys!

      It is absolutely ridiculous that their premium class Note is without upgrades. It’s actually embarrassing for Samtoy… And all they have done is a bad publicity – people complaining about this. It’s all over the net and no one can be without notice these comments. And it makes people to think whether to buy something else from another manufacturer.

      It makes you wonder why don’t you buy iPad instead of NotePros. Who can tell that Samtoy doesn’t do the same for these devices as it did for N80xx models?

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      • GKM2013 7 months ago said:

        Hi everyone,
        I started the original petition here on Sammobile concerning Samsung’s lack of care and love of money, because I too am a Galaxy Note 10.1 owner which I can say I feel used and bent over by Samsung. The did it to me hard, without lube and continue with this insult to injury. I will never buy another Samsung product in my life, this experience hurt to much and I will never subject myself to Samsung’s abuse again. At this point I could care less if they upgrade the 10.1 to android 4.4.2, Samsung is dead to me as a company. I only truly wish those Suits and Ties in there Ivory tower would go on the web and read how much we the consumers think there company sucks, but that is like serving ice water in a furnace…nice wish but not happening. Goodbye Samsung, it has truly been ugly to know you!

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        • popsamblue316 7 months ago said:

          agreed with the last one…its been ugly knowing 10.1…i should have took the pain and spend extra bucks to acquire a device from apple.

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      • Phoenix2 7 months ago said:

        Sorry, but I wouldn’t call the original Note 10.1 “premium class” material. Sure, at the time it was somewhat killer specs and some real improvements in stylus usage, but was met with quite a few negative reviews and even called a mid-ranger from the start.
        The new Note 10.1 2014 is, in comparison to many others, cutting-edge tablet hardware, and finally what we’d call a premium tablet from them.

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        • sguyx 7 months ago said:

          Sorry, but I have to disagree.

          When you are talking about bad reviews, only thing they were really complaining was the screen resolution and the price. Most of the writers had an opinion that the screen resolution was a typical and most of them hoped to see larger resolution before the final product. That didnt happen and those writers were disappointed. Althought the number of resolution was disappointed – for writers – many of then still said that the screen was a positive thing. If you read reviews nowadays, you will see how much the writer says about screen resolution. More is better always for them – althought you really dont see difference between screens nowaday, but still for some writers numbers talk. Even one pixel more is amazing!

          I dont see anything to complain about the screen resolution. Of course if you want to read text with a magnifier, then you probably have something to say. A tiny text is for sure hard to read, but how many of us read a text that almost need a magnifier? But sure, the next tablet I buy has better screen resolution – just for that Im sketching alot and higher screen resolution is better and of course, better numbers sounds cooler!

          You are talking about Note 10.1 2014 is a premium class instead of 2012. What makes it be as a premium while 2012 is a mid-range device? How do they differ from each other? ;) Writers called it, 2012, sometimes a mid-range because of the screen. And most of them only check specs and looked the numbers.

          Still, however, every other specs are high-end. And they are still, a year later, very good pieces. Quadcore A9, mali400, 2gb ram… Those are still very capable pieces..

          So yes, I have to disagree. The screen and writers stairing only numbers doesnt make it as a mid-range device (for sure it is nowadays, but not the time when it came). Also you need to relise difference between writers saying something and manufacturers saying something. If the manufacturer says that this device is their premium device, then it is that. It has nothing to do with reviews and being high-end or not. Those are totally two differend things.

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      • Targonis 7 months ago said:

        One factor that many forget is that the popularity of a device is the KEY for what devices get the priority for updates. How much RAM/storage the device has is also critical, because if there isn’t enough RAM for the features/OS version, then you won’t see the update.

        So, the Note 10.1, no matter what, if it didn’t get a LOT of sales, or it doesn’t have the CPU/GPU/RAM to handle 4.4.2 without cutting a LOT of features, then releasing the update for it will NOT be a priority. As far as a lack of updates, you may have noticed that 4.3 at this point will take what, 0.9 GB of RAM, meaning you really need at LEAST 1.5GB of RAM in the device to handle running 4.3. 4.4 is supposed to help, but until we know for sure what the RAM usage will be, once Samsung adds all the features and such, it may not make sense for it to be released either.

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    • eliko 7 months ago said:

      We have only one option , to wait for custom rom .
      Samsung go to hell.

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  7. noez92 7 months ago said:

    and how about 4.4 kitkat for t311 galaxy tab 3 8.0? it’s never be mentioned although it has higher spec that absolutely can handle kitkat. now it still stuck at 4.2.2 for 7 months? no incremental update or 4.3 or anything? there is vital bug that i have in 4.2.2, random shutdown, battery drain etc, i think you’ve bad os environment for your tablet samsung.

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  8. Bigfood 7 months ago said:

     Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 SGH-i467?
    What’s that?

    Note 8 is gt-n5100 / 5110 / 5120

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    • muhammadnajmi96 7 months ago said:

      GT-n5100 / 5110 / 5120 is international variants of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 . Meanwhile SGH-i467 is carrier variant in United States which is AT&T

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  9. stivan 7 months ago said:

    my note 10.1 did not even get jellybean 4.3 …… and now no kitkat ???

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  10. KSC 7 months ago said:

    We need Kitkat Update!
    for S3 Mini i8190 international model!

    Please Samsung! Do it! :)

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  11. antepli46 7 months ago said:

    this is where updates note 10.1
    Do not take the tablet samsung

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  12. RuloxD 7 months ago said:

    galaxy s4 i337m canada?

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    • alfuen00 7 months ago said:

      Its already out, in a lot of countries try to find one that suits your needs, the Trinidad and Tobago one is carrier free not bloatware, is like an international unlocked version.

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  13. popsamblue316 7 months ago said:

    samsung should do something about my N8000…or tell me if I am not going to get any upgrade so that I can quickly pack my stuffs and jump to the other side…I dont even want 4.3 anymore…its either 4.4 or im out…wrt this samsung sucks….

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  14. punkuser3 7 months ago said:

    WTF Samsung! Galaxy s advance released just a month ago than galaxy s3 and the galaxy s3 gets 4.1 , 4.3 also 4.4 where s advance gets only 4.1 update. The main reason to buy samsung mobile is it gets more update than others company than others except for nexus devices. If we s advance owners don’t get kitkat update then bye samsung. Probabbly my last samsung device. Hauwei phones are getting more updates and micromax as well.

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  15. AquilaSol 7 months ago said:

    And Note 3 N9005 DBT? Still stuck on 4.3!

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  16. nicugoalkeper 7 months ago said:

    To me the problem is not if we get it but when ! If we get them until March or April is good but if we get it on September then …..

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  17. yooxo3 7 months ago said:

    We need Kitkat Update!
    for S3 i9300 international model!

    Please Samsung! Do it! :)

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  18. serkanoksuz 7 months ago said:

    10.1 n8000 update ?????????????????? Hey samsunggggggg

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    • popsamblue316 7 months ago said:
      • acolosha 7 months ago said:

        even more louder, on their pages on Facebook and Twitter. Stop buying Samsung tablets, they never update them!

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        • sguyx 7 months ago said:

          I think the main reason is to sell more 2014 model and their new tablets. If they update 10.1, none of us will even check those products because this tablet is still awesome! No need to replace and all they can do it is forcing us to buy new one with newer OS. That aint gonna happen Sammy, if I ever replace my Note, the next device is not from you Samsung. YOU SUCKS!

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  19. serkanoksuz 7 months ago said:

    Next stoppppp samsung

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  20. Spartacus85 7 months ago said:

    Hello
    Is there a possibility that the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus (GT-i9105p), got an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat

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  21. garrethk 7 months ago said:

    Still nothing on I9500?
    I see the I9295 (S4 Active) is still on 4.2.2 (shocking)

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    • boniek1983 7 months ago said:

      Yes is really disappointing, how US version got 4.3 and international stil on 4.2, there was rumors about 4.3 first in december, then some site said it will come january, but is still nothing. I hoping that Samsung will pass 4.3 and give 4.4 to i9295.
      Sammobile thell us something, or try kick some ….. in samsung to hurry them up. ;)

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  22. meetdave0407 7 months ago said:

    What about note 10.1 2014 edition???

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  23. kuku_ve 7 months ago said:

    sería bien por el i747, me tienen negriao con las actualizaciones, siempre son filtradas y roms de terceros!!!! vamos a ver!!!

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  24. nathanielgamboa 7 months ago said:

    How about my samsung galaxy note 3 philippines(openline)
    When can i get my kitkat firmware! Im waiting for it for 2 months

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  25. archies 7 months ago said:

    when will samsung realese kitkat update for galaxy s advance

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  26. archies 7 months ago said:

    realese kitkat update for galaxy s advance asap -_-

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  27. n900mixalot 7 months ago said:

    Samsung needs to update the N8013/N8000

    We need to start trolling their Twitter account HARD. This is unacceptable.

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  28. shadowguni9500 7 months ago said:

    What about s4 i9500?

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  29. Dr. Who 7 months ago said:

    What about Samsung Galaxy Ace 2???

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  30. ignaciox 7 months ago said:

    Galaxy s advance,SAMSUNG!!!!!!!

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  31. samson11967 7 months ago said:

    Please release KItkat for S4 MINI.

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  32. razhor54 7 months ago said:

    I have a Samsung Galaxy mini SIII hopefully meet the Samsung Update it to Android 4.4 Kit kat, thanks for the news later :D

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  33. pepooh696 7 months ago said:

    For those complaining about an update, what next company are you suggesting that updates faster???ANY???

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    • sguyx 7 months ago said:

      I don’t know any other company who is slower than Samsung.

      Note 10.1 (N8000)
      released autumn 2012 (been 16 months on market)
      upgraded january 2013 from 4.0 to 4.1
      Now a year have gone and nothing happened during 12 months. No 4.2, no 4.3, no 4.4.

      Even my Asus tablet got A4.2 a year ago on spring! And it costs half of Note 10.1 and has slower specs.

      Which one is slower Samsung? Which company forgets its premium device as happaned to N8xx?

      Im done with Samsung (and maybe android) – looking for ios or windows – and definitely other companies than Samsung.

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  34. gasterakos 7 months ago said:

    Wait.This is silly.S3 mini ll take KitKat and S4 mini its not in the list?What da fak people?

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  35. FrankBR 7 months ago said:

    “Thank you” Samsung, for condemning the S3 Mini i8190L to limbo.
    Very frustrating to buy a device that still has six months warranty and has been already forgotten by the manufacturer.

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  36. jheayahr 7 months ago said:

    The note 10.1 Is one of the best tabs ive owned so far. Far way better than the iPad. Its so frustrating that the mini version (note8) w.c specs are not as high end as my tab is going to be updated not only to 4.2 bt also to KK. So disappointed about what samsung s doing with there updtes. My S3s battery drain after the 4.3 update gotten worse.

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  37. godofring 7 months ago said:

    the galaxy mini gt-s3 I8190L will enter the update?

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  38. godofring 7 months ago said:

    the galaxy s3 mini gt-I8190L will enter the update?

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    • FrankBR 7 months ago said:

      Probably not. The S3 mini i8190 is equipped with processors ST-Ericsson U8500 NovaThor, a company that went out of business. Then the necessary drivers for samsung devices do not exist. The SM-S3 mini g730a have another processor. But if Samsung want she is able to do, is after all the samsung, and has thousands of i8190 in the world.

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  39. andreius 7 months ago said:

    Can someone please confirm if Galaxy Note 8.0 will get 4.4 Kitkat or 4.3?

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  40. veeramanink 7 months ago said:

    Is it Note 10.1(GT-N8020) LTE version is not compatible with Kitkat? Sammobile please put your comments….

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  41. eliko 7 months ago said:

    Samsung should know Note 10.1 n8000 customers are very disappointed!!
    Dont buy Note 2014 edition …
    Great device shity updates!!!!!

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  42. jhorick0917 7 months ago said:

    why very late to lunch new kitkat for samsung s3 and other android mobile many people are eager to wait this because firmware v4.3 still have a bug battery very fast drain. I hope this month will release this new software…

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  43. archies 7 months ago said:

    WE all want KITKAT update for Samsung galaxy s Advance -_-

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  44. singerskates 7 months ago said:

    I have the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 SM-T210RZWYXAR which I bought at Best Buy in the Detroit, MI, USA area and I live in Canada and also have a Galaxy S4 SGH-M919V on Wind Mobile Canada. When will each of these devices receive the 4.4 KitKat firmware OS updates?

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  45. singerskates 7 months ago said:

    Wether or not the SM-T210RZWYXAR doesn’t get Kitkat, please, please, please make apps movable to the SD card. I have a Sandisk class 10 Ultra Pro 64g SD card in my Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and I and many, many other want to use it.

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  46. el_musthofa 7 months ago said:

    SM T211..
    Waiting for official kitkat update or Cyan#genM*d11 :Lol

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  47. jake 136 7 months ago said:

    Where’s our 4.2.2 or 4.4 on our phones S Advanced #SamsungforgottenUs !!

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  48. glkanth77 7 months ago said:

    Hai to all
    Can anyone tell by when Samsung Galaxy S4mini will get Kitkat Update

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  49. yyntan 7 months ago said:

    what about galaxy tab 2 P3100??? pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee update to kitkat

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  50. joemartine 7 months ago said:

    my samsung s III is not rooted how can i update it ?

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  51. NR26 7 months ago said:

    Samsung, do a kitkat version for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0″ please, my brother have this tablet and he want’s kitkat version! (Sorry if that English is bad, I’m portuguese)

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