Here’s a list of Samsung devices getting the Android 4.4 KitKat update (UPDATE)

Wondering which of Samsung devices will be getting the update to Android 4.4 KitKat, and when? Well, thanks to an internal document that we obtained from a tipster and have confirmed to be legitimate, we have a list of the Samsung phones that are getting the much awaited update. As you can see in the image below, the devices confirmed to be getting KitKat include the Galaxy S III LTE, Galaxy S4 mini (and S4 mini LTE), Galaxy Grand 2, Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3. We’ve already known that these devices will be getting updated, but today’s leak also reveals that the update is expected to start rolling out to those devices sometime in June, though that is just an estimated time frame instead of a concrete one.

The document also reiterates something that we had hoped wouldn’t be the case – the international Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) isn’t getting KitKat, due to “unresolved problems”, which we’re guessing has to do with the fact that it only has 1GB of RAM (the LTE and US models have 2GB.) However, our tipster has said that Samsung is under pressure when it comes to its third-generation Galaxy S flagship, as Google has apparently warned it that the device was less than 18 months old when Android 4.4 was released, though we’re not sure Google has a say in these matters, so we’d suggest taking this with a grain of salt.

Our tipster also tells us that Samsung has started testing Android 4.4.3 for the Galaxy S5 thanks to images of the new build of Android sent in by Google, and that some of the devices in the list might upgrade directly to 4.4.3 instead of 4.4.2, which hints at the possibility that the updates might take longer to arrive. Devices like the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Note 3 Neo are already on Android 4.4.2, but we’d expect these will also be hopping on to 4.4.3 somewhere down the line.


UPDATE: The tipster has now sent us a developer report of Galaxy S3′s Android 4.4.2 KitKat test build. As you can see in the screenshot below, it looks like Samsung is having a bit of trouble implementing its TouchWiz applications, which is stopping the device from loading system apps. At least one thing is clear that RAM is not an issue with the Galaxy S III. For now, the Android 4.4.2 KitKat upgrade has been cancelled by Samsung’s dev team until further notice.


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1 year 6 months ago

Hi samsung team. Tell me gt 9192 s4 mini duos when? THX

1 year 7 months ago


1 year 9 months ago

I reported the above statement today Oct.16.2014 NOT 5 months ago

1 year 9 months ago

The Mega 5.8 is still on 4.2.2 and has NOT received any updates!!!!

1 year 10 months ago

Model: GT-I9192
Model name: GALAXY S4 mini DUOS
Country: Tajikistan (Black Edition)
Version: Android 4.2.2

When my phone get new update 4.4.2 with KIES or OTA?

1 year 11 months ago


2 years 11 days ago

i waiting always for my galaxy note 2 LTE ….

2 years 17 days ago

Well, and why the i9190 isn’t getting kitkat yet?
Could be possible someone tellme please? Thanks!

2 years 19 days ago

I am waiting for KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 when it will be update ?

1 year 9 months ago

No one is giving us any information on this phone!!!! :(

2 years 21 days ago

Any news about kitkat update for samsung galaxy grand 2 duos?

2 years 23 days ago

may finished and june also finished but still now i didnt get kitkat update for my s3 lte. tell me the exact date or month

2 years 24 days ago

Now it’s July but no update for GT-I9305. Really disappointing. Seems have to move to an alternative other than samsung. :(

2 years 23 days ago

yes :(

2 years 25 days ago

cuando se actualizara el s4 mini i9190?
Digan meló por favor!! :(

2 years 27 days ago

What`s wrong with this new update? still is not available for Samsung Galaxy S4 mini , i have been waiting for along time, and it`s July but still not available ! somebody knows how long more i have to wait?

2 years 28 days ago

Any news about the kitkat update yet? Anybody?

2 years 28 days ago

For the international s3 lte?

2 years 29 days ago

wird es noch ein Update für GT-I9192 S4 mini DUOS geben ?

2 years 1 month ago

WHAT ABOUT GT-I9195L ? … can I update with I9195 Version. or samsung will do a ROM for 4.4 for this. (I9195L is a latin american version of I9195)

2 years 1 month ago

already june,it close to july,galaxy note 3 neo sm -n750 still no update!!!shame to SAM,many excuse such as waiting certified by google,you’are talking cock,the notice is fake!!!there still no update from today 24/06/2014,google was as slow as turtle,waiting so long,new model phone update to kitkat need wait so long?You bullshit!!!

2 years 1 month ago

is there any available firmware for samsung galaxy note 3 – N9005XXUDMJ7 i want to update my note 3 to kitkat 4.4.2

2 years 1 month ago

So no update for S Advance i9070? :(

2 years 1 month ago

I was hapy seeing s4 mini but not seen any update for my 9192 wont it be available. ?

2 years 1 month ago

When will Kit Kat Update for GT-I9192 come??? Shall I get any info abt that

2 years 1 month ago

Good afternoon. When the update will be released Android 4.3 or 4.4 on Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos?

2 years 1 month ago

SAMSUNG GALAXY GRAND 2 :)))))))))))))))

2 years 1 month ago

When updated to 4.4 gt-i9192

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