Samsung leak reveals KitKat update status for numerous models

Fragmentation isn’t today the nasty word it was just a few years ago, as differences between the various Android platform releases tend to not have quite the limiting effect they once did. Still, that desire to have the latest-and-greatest update remains a pervasive one, and owners of models still stuck on older builds are going to be keeping a look out for any sign of incoming releases. Today we investigate a leak from Samsung that gives us a little taste of what’s to come, detailing the status of KitKat updates for a number of its existing Androids.

We’re looking at handsets covering the last two years here, and while the news largely seems positive, it’s not without upset – that’s a shame about the GS3 falling short of the mark, and even though Android’s been making strides to accommodate lower-memory hardware, rumors suggest that the single gigabyte of RAM on that international 3G model may be to blame (well, along with TouchWiz, we suppose).

While the KOT49H referenced here is an Android 4.4.2 release, we’ve also heard the suggestion that at least some of these models might skip 4.4.2 and go right to 4.4.3 – assuming, that is, if Google gets around to releasing it in time.

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!