Dubious Possibility of Entry-Level Samsung Smartphones Receiving Android KitKat Update
Google is rolling out Android KitKat update to more phones, bringing better Android experience to masses. Android 4.4 comes with such improvements as restyled status and navigation bar, better closed captioning support and security, plenty of tools for better app development, all-new full-screen mode, a number of new camera features, re-designed gallery, updated Google Hangouts, Find My Phone feature, etc. Click here to check out the fill list of Android KitKat features.
About a month ago, we saw a leaked schedule reveling devices that are among the first to receive Android KitKat update. It’s been reported that such Samsung flagship smartphones as the Galaxy Note 3 and Note 2, Galaxy S4 and S3 are the first to get the latest Android version, though now we have a bit different information… It turns out that in addition to the abovementioned gadgets, a number of entry-level Samsung smartphones are to receive Android KitKat OTA update as well.
According to the leak document revealing the list of smartphones that are in the first batch of getting OS update, Google is investigating the possibility of the KRT16 update for Samsung mid-range and entry-level devices. We already know that Android KitKat lowers the minimum RAM requirement to 512MB only, however that excludes Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, which comes pre-loaded on all Samsung Android smart devices.
Here is the full list of entry-level Samsung devices that should receive Android KitKat update:
- Galaxy S4 Mini — GT-I9190
- Galaxy S3 Mini — GT-I8190
- Galaxy Ace 3 — GT-S7270
- Galaxy S Advance — GT-I9070
- Galaxy Ace 2 — GT-I8160
- Galaxy Core — GT-I8262
- Galaxy Fame — GT-S6810
- Galaxy Fresh — GT-S7390
Bear in mind the fact that Samsung has started investigating the possibility of rolling out Android KitKat OTA update to its entry-level devices doesn’t guarantee it would come true. Anyway, let’s hope for better and keep fingers crossed!