The latest version of Google’s Android OS, 4.4 KitKat, is now not only available on the Nexus devices but Google has started rolling it to other devices as well. The Samsung Galaxy devices are the first ones to get the OS update.
Recent reports have revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be receiving the update as well.
Phone manufacturers have been competing with each other in terms of providing the Android KitKat update. Motorola and HTC were the first ones to announce their plans to roll out the OS update for their devices.
There has not been much word from Samsung regarding their plans to roll out the updates for their devices and it seems they are slowly and eventually working on rolling out the updates.
Samsung has a wider range of devices as compared to other manufacturers, so it could take a little longer for Samsung to come up with the update. However, the good news is that Google has made sure that Android KitKat 4.4 will be supported by devices with smaller memory also.
iTechAddit released a report that stated the Korean tech giant will start rolling out the update for the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 pretty soon. The report also states that for the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2, the update would be rolled out sometime around April 2014.
However, this is just a report by iTechAddit and there has not been any official word from Samsung as of now. Another issue that could arise will be the number of different carriers selling a number of different Samsung devices.
The carriers would have to coordinate with the manufacturers before they start releasing the updates to their subscribers.
For people who cannot wait for official updates, custom ROMS are already available online.