When Android 4.4 first arrived, it was a distant beacon, available only for owners of the new Nexus 5 and those fly-by-night skin-of-their-teeth custom ROM maniacs. But now with the Moto X getting it, as well as the Nexus 4 and its tablet brethren, it’s really starting to infiltrate the general Android population. We’ve heard from manufacturers like HTC about their aspirations for delivering updates, but not everyone’s seemed so KitKat-obsessed. Samsung, for instance, has been very focused on its own Android 4.3 updates – and the Galaxy Gear support they’re also delivering – to the extent that we haven’t heard much about 4.4. Today we get a bit of a inkling of where its plans lie, with a leak spelling out an expected Android 4.4 update schedule.
According to this, Samsung is hoping to have KitKat updates for both the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note 3 sometime in January. Those would be followed by KitKat updates for the Galaxy S III and Note II a few months later, either in March or April.
Those projections are for the international versions of those handsets, so we’d understandably expect to see carrier editions (like the ones in the States) trail those updates by several weeks to even a month or two, depending on just how smoothly this all goes.