Back in November we reported that the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 would be getting Android KitKat (4.4) in January. That original information came from an Indian mobile carrier and now we've got fresh information from another operator suggesting it'll land early next year.
This time around it's the French operator SFR who have revealed that its customers with either of Samsung's smartphones should get Android 4.4 in late January, or early in February.
That's in France admittedly, but there isn't any reason to believe it shouldn't roll-out across Europe and the wider world at the same time, including the UK. With two sources now reporting the same information we're pretty confident that a global rollout is coming at the start of next year.
Therefore, SIM-free owners of the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 should expect to get KitKat loving at the end of January. But those with handsets locked to a specific carrier will be at the mercy of their operator, who'll need to test and brand the update before it gets released to customers.
We'd rather Samsung took their time releasing Android KitKat for their devices to avoid a repeat of the calamity that took place with Android 4.3. The 4.3 update was pulled after being released on the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 (in the US) after causing numerous problems.
As soon as we get more news about the release of Android KitKat on Samsung smartphones we'll let you know. We recently heard that the update could also rollout to older Samsung smartphones.
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