Samsung Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update: Release Date For Galaxy S3 And Galaxy Note 2 Before End Of March [REPORT]
Samsung Galaxy S3 And Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Expected To Get Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update Shortly After Samsung Galaxy S4
The Samsung Android 4.4.2 KitKat update release date for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 suggest that both devices will get the update shortly before the end of March. With the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 now receiving the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update it should only be a couple of months before owners of the 2012 flagships get the new OS update. Currently any notion of a timeline is still difficult to pin down and the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S3 is still a rumor.
The Samsung Android 4.4.2 KitKat update release date was earlier leaked to be sometime between March to April 2014. According to the Samsung Android 4.4.2 KitKat update schedule leak the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 were to be the first two devices to get the Android 4.4 Kitkat update with January 2014 the expected date. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is getting the update now and firmware builds of the Samsung Galaxy S4 have leaked suggestion that the schedule is reasonably accurate. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update are according to the latest rumors going to arrive by the end of March according to Android Geeks which cites an insider in Samsung.
AndroidGeeks quotes a Samsung software engineer on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update release date who confirmed that both 2012 flagships will get the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, "in late Q1 2014, soon after the Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 roll out." He added that like the changes seen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 there would only be minor interface changes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S3 and no new software changes. The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is expected to bring certain features like the transparent status bar, color change to notification icons, wireless printing feature in settings and full-screen immerse mode. In other regards the two flagships should maintain looks similar to Android 4.3 JellyBean. The main feature that the owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S3 will be hoping for from Android 4.4.2 KitKat is the widely reported performance improvements. Even owners of the feature heavy TouchWiz Samsung Galaxy Note 3 have noted significant performance and benchmark improvements with the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update. In many ways the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update could give the 2012 flagships a new lease on life.
The Samsung Android 4.4.2 KitKat update release date could vary for consumers. The update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 would be rolled out in phases and the update schedule would depend on the carrier in the US. According to AndroidGeeks US carriers are usually known for being a month or more late when it comes to Android OS updates so the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update could potentially come as late as April depending on the carrier.
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