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December 23, 2013 by Ross Campbell
Samsung’s two biggest handsets of 2013, the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4, are set to receive the long awaited Android 4.4 update, it’s purported. On the announcement of Android KitKat, competing company HTC was quite open about its update plans – but Samsung keep its cards close to its chest.
A spokesman from French carrier SFR has stated in a blog post: “the update to Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) should be available between late January and early February 2014 for Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3”. Previously the French carrier has been bang on the money with its estimations on update timings, notably with Android 4.3.
Will it work?
If Samsung does receive the update at the suggested time it will still take time to seed out to other regions, leaving time for bug fixes like those experienced with previous Android updates. Unfortunately, the excitement that surrounds a software update is often negated by flaws that could have been avoided if developers were given extra time. Hopefully given the long wait, this won’t be something we run into this time.
After debuting on Google’s Nexus 5, Android KitKat will bring with it a number of improvements including a native Google search app, improved background enhancements and the potential of more fluid Hangout functionality.
We’ll post updates as and when they happen.
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