Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 will get Android 4.4 KitKat in late January or early February

We’ve already seen some updates to Android 4.4 KitKat going out to non-Nexus devices, though so far only for Motorola’s smartphones. That’s obviously going to change at some point in the future. But while other manufacturers have made at least some of their plans on the matter official, Samsung has so far stayed mum.

Fret not, though, for we now know when the Korean company plans on updating the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 to the latest version of Android. The two flagships are set to get the new software either in late January, or early February.


The information comes from French carrier SFR, and only applies to the devices it’s sold, as you might imagine. This gives us hope that a rollout for non-branded Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 units bought unlocked might even arrive a few weeks earlier than that – but nothing’s sure because Samsung insists on not making its update plans public.

That may have been the status quo for every manufacturer last year or before that, but now that most companies offer periodic updates on updates (so to speak), it’s high time Samsung changes its communication strategy on the matter – or actually gets one.

Maybe 2014 will bring us that, who knows. Here’s hoping.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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