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Android 4.4.2 for Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE Might Arrive in May, S3 I9300 Update Canceled

According to an anonymous tip we’ve got our hands it seems like the Official Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update will arrive on the Galaxy S3 LTE this month.

The leaked document says that Samsung is in its final testing phase for the KOT49H.I9305XXUFND5 KitKat firmware. The ‘KOT49H’ confirms that this an Android 4.4.2 OS version which should be ready for a release in May 2014, which is this month. If we were to believe this piece of info, then you can expect the update to roll out in a couple of weeks.

The same documents tells us that their is no official Android 4.4 Update planned for the Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 International GSM model. There might be some problems with making KitKat work smoothly with the Exynos Quad-Core chipset. Hopefully, Samsung will manage to release KitKat 4.4.2 for the I9300 Galaxy S3 model by the end of this year.

Owners of Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE model number I9305 will be in for a tremendous change when switching from Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The new features added by KitKat consist of a redesigned Settings menu, new white status bar icons, new toggles with better functionality, smoother interface, a better battery life, improved multi-window that will allow better multitasking, and tons of other small features and improvements that should improve the overall Android experience.

The Galaxy S3 LTE device has been launched in May 2012 with the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich as its default OS. It has gone a long way since and after getting the KitKat Update it will seem like it took a big step forward.

Keep in mind that all these details are not official and we cannot confirm that Galaxy S3 LTE will get Android 4.4 OTA Update later this month. Tell us what you think about this leaked Samsung document and whether you think that the ETA for these updates is real or that is all bogus.

Samsung has released an official statement telling Galaxy S3 I9300 users that the Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update will not be released for them. This means that the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update is the final firmware version supported by the 3G I9300 Galaxy S3 model.

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  • neo

    So sad. I am using s3 i9300 with 4.3 and this doesnt pleased me. I am having trouble with the ram and battery consumption. Cant play hd games coz it’s lagging and i am very dusappointed in it. I am waiting for firmware update and you arecsaying it is cancelled, that’s pathetic.

  • galih

    please update kitkat in galaxy s3 i9300.please….

    • jose

      lol! the problem is that GS3 i9300 has only 1 Gb of ram… that’s why i though very well in buying the international version, because the more ram you have, the easier you get updates, due to the capacity and amount of process to rum

  • Michael

    Of course, these dates are just rough estimates and Samsung isn’t beholden to stick to it, though the status for the various updates look encouraging. There is also rumors that Android 4.4.3 is already being tested for a number of devices and some might even update directly to it and skip Android 4.4.2.

  • David

    I’ve got a s3 lte from EE so I will keeping my fingers crossed for the kitkat next month 🙂

  • Marcus

    That’s pathetic! Considering the size of the update, this is a small one. They are losing a bunch of customers because of that. I can say that I won’t go back to Samsung any more. And now? We stay with 4.3 throwing out bugs? What a great support! !!

  • JFC10

    And again that’s y GT-I9300 is the last of Samsung device for me. No more BS .

  • Kevin

    Got the update on my s3 lte this morning around 7 am

  • Travis Lang

    just got the update on my phone. I’m going from Ice Cream sandwhich update to Kit Kat. Very excited. Great Article!

  • Echo

    I got the update yesterday morning. Also, I think this site is in need of some new writers or editors, because apparently grammar is not a requirement. Just saying.

    • jose

      which device you have? i’ve the i9305 and still waiting for my update! i know is going to be pretty soon.

  • ti

    Vraiment déçu de Samsung alors la Samsung a vraiment chuté.

  • killer

    No kitkat for i9300. 4.3 that rolled out had a bug and ram hungry. Screw samsung if I dont get kitkat and I would just have to flash a custom rom. Last samsung phone. Off to Lg or Sony.