Android 4.4 KitKat Update to Roll Out for Galaxy Note 2, S3, Tab 3 and Galaxy Mega

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By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
February 9, 2014|5:14 pm

The Android 4.4 update will be rolling out for a number of Samsung devices soon, according to new reports.

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Tech. website, Phandroid, has indicated that it received some information from an inside source revealing a number of Samsung handsets and tablets that will have Android 4.4 KitKat sometime in the near future.

The list includes the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 8.0 and Galaxy S3 mini.

The most surprising of these to appear on the list is the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 which is a budget device still running Android 4.1. The Galaxy S3 mini is also an unlikely candidate since it features low-end specs.

The latest Google software has made its way to other Samsung devices in the form of a custom ROM as the Android 4.4, KitKat update for AT&T Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 users leaked onto the internet earlier this month.

The new firmware was posted up by XDA Developers forum member Designgears. This update is not the final version that will be rolled out by AT&T later this year therefore the firmware for both versions has its share of bugs and other issues.

The Galaxy S4 has a bug that forces users to reboot their device when playing a video. Users will have to flash a new bootloader if they decide to go through with the upgrade which means they will not be able to return to Android 4.3.

More details on both updates can be found here. The existence of both of these ROMs suggests that the official AT&T update for the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 should be rolling out shortly.

 

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