[Updated] Samsung Arabia: Galaxy S III KitKat update coming by end of March

It has been a conflicting few weeks of reports about whether the Galaxy S III will be getting an update to Android 4.4 KitKat or not, but Samsung Arabia might just have given us some semblance of an official confirmation that the S III will be updated to KitKat. Responding to a user inquiry on Facebook, Samsung Arabia said that the “KitKat update will be available by end of this month” – a rumor back in January suggested the same time frame, lending a bit of credence to the possibility that the Galaxy S III won’t be spending its final days on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

SamMobile is unable to confirm if the KitKat update is indeed coming, as there are currently no development firmware based on KitKat for the Galaxy S III on Samsung’s servers – while that doesn’t mean there won’t be some in the future, it is a good indication that the update certainly won’t be out in March. The Galaxy S III has already received two major Android updates and is well past the standard 18-month support guarantee Android manufacturers provide, so it would be best to not be too hopeful for getting an official taste of the latest version of the OS on the device.

Update: Well, it looks someone at Samsung Arabia blurted out incorrect info without confirming with someone higher up, as they’ve now retracted and say that as of now there are no plans to update the Galaxy S III. This is in line with the fact that no KitKat firmware are yet available on Samsung’s test servers and rumors of Android 4.3 being its last update, so, again, don’t be too hopeful of seeing an update to KitKat.

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Thanks George!

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safaces
8 months 26 days ago

thenkssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

TakeitEZitsjustAZ
1 year 4 months ago

I hope that’s true

jhorick0917
1 year 4 months ago

Actually they are lier regarding the update of sgs3 kitkat…

ceciladams85
1 year 5 months ago

What kind of ultra disappointment is this?
Why Samsung Arabia?! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!

eslammahdy
1 year 5 months ago

i need android kitkat for note3 sm_n900 ?

jhorick0917
1 year 5 months ago

This article is not true and many of owner’s still waiting update for sgs3 kitkat how many time were waiting and its really disappointing,,, shame,,,

hislast7days
1 year 5 months ago

Will galaxy s3 in india get the kitkat update? If yes then when? 4.3 has a lot of bugs. Please tell me.

hislast7days
1 year 5 months ago

Will galaxy s3 in india get the kitkat 4.2 update? If yes then when? 4.3 has a lot of bugs. Please tell me.

KSC
1 year 5 months ago

What about S3mini (i8190) Android 4.4 Kitkat update??!

u1988
1 year 5 months ago

They chance to “as of now, there is no plan to update the Galaxy S3 to 4.4 Kitkat. Thanks”

eliea
1 year 5 months ago

Is This update will be available in Syria. Please reply and I hope when it is published to identify the effective any firmware in Syria … Please reply………
Thank you
ELIEA

friendlymonkey
1 year 5 months ago

That post was an error. Look at all there more recent posts. They are telling people that the note 3 will get update by end of the month. More recent questions regarding s3 get the response “we do not currently have any plans to update the s3″. They most likely got the note 3 and s3 confused. They have only just release 4.3

james0804
1 year 5 months ago

Will the s3 mini NFC get the kitkat update.

maidangisme
1 year 5 months ago

another April Fools’s Day from Shamesung.

renancarneiro
1 year 5 months ago

I waited for a long time pro this update, do not carry I9300 we have to hope in the end we have confirmation from our KitKat 4.4.2

dreamer14
1 year 5 months ago

WHAT ABOUT GT-I9505

shucrut
1 year 5 months ago

I want to know too. But actually, even i9300 isn’t confirmed yet, so let’s play the waiting game.. again

ertibeselica
1 year 5 months ago

Waiting this as the last update for my Galaxy S3 then I can freely root it beacuse theres not gonaa be any other update after 4.4 kitkat

bedooo
1 year 5 months ago

wtf i have S4 GT-I9500 and still didn’t get kitkat 4.4

pbm5362
1 year 5 months ago

Hopefully we see some leaked test firmwares soon!

aluthmany
1 year 5 months ago

plz galaxy s4 active 4.4.2 in ksa

cegc135
1 year 5 months ago

The GALAXY S III has only had 1 major update: from Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 to Jelly Bean 4.1.2 and 4.3 (remember that 4.3 was a minor update).

KitKat will be the second and final major update, hopefully it’ll include the new interface.

q8peace
1 year 5 months ago

galaxy s i9000 have 512mb it get two update and fail to update to ice cream sandwich because of ram – it seems the same thing going to happen with s3 :(

king1981ae
1 year 5 months ago

Samsung galaxy s4 got KitKat update in uae

loupams
1 year 5 months ago

Find it here:
“https://www.facebook.com/SamsungMobileArabia?sk=app_111941785609100&app_data&filter=2″

lanees
1 year 5 months ago

they didn’t started the kitkat for Galalxy s4 yet… before that S3…. joke………

loupams
1 year 5 months ago

Fake!!! Unquote link below
“https://www.dropbox.com/s/8cpdw1koavyf5su/Capture.PNG”

loupams
1 year 5 months ago

My bad. The link I posted refers to kitkat “4.4.2 update” not “4.4″.

 
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