Samsung has already pushed the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to the Galaxy Note 3 users, and, judging by the recently-leaked test builds, the Galaxy S4 KitKat update is around the corner. But how about the Sammy’s 2012 flagships? When will the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 get some KitKat love? According to a Samsung insider, the company will release the Android 4.4.2 update for Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 by the end of March.
In an attempt to find out when the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 will receive the highly-anticipated Android 4.4.2 update, we’ve got in touch with a Samsung software engineer that was able to confirm for us that both devices will be updated to KitKat “in late Q1 2014, soon after the Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 roll out.” He also said that the user interface changes will be minor and that the update will not bring any new software features.
Of course, you will be able to taste the KitKat-specific goodies, like transparent status bar, new printing feature in settings, and the new full-screen immerse mode.
The Android 4.4 update for Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 will be rolled out in phases, meaning that it will not be available for everybody right away. For example, the US carriers are known for being at least one-month late to the update parties, so don’t start hitting the Check for updates button yet.