Older Samsung Galaxy smartphones could get Android KitKat


Android KitKat Samsung Galaxy Mid-Range

Samsung are expected to rollout Android KitKat (4.4) to its flagship Galaxy S4 and Note 3 devices early next year. But those with older Samsung Galaxy devices could also receive the chocolate-themed update next year.


A document leaked to SamMobile reveals that Samsung are currently investigating the possibility of bringing Android KitKat to a whole host of their older smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, S3 Mini, Ace 3 and the Ace 2.


Other smartphones being considered for the bump to Android 4.4 include the Galaxy Fame, Galaxy Core, Galaxy S Advance and the Galaxy Fresh.


We should point out that many of the devices on the list may prove unsuitable for the update and Samsung are probably considering many other devices not included in this particular list (which concerns only mid-range Galaxy mobiles).


But devices older than 18 months old won't get the update due to being outside Samsung's support period. So that rules out the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the original Samsung Galaxy Note we're afraid.


One of the major reasons for the introduction of KitKat was to bring 'Android to the masses'. The new operating system is optimised for devices with as little as 512MB of RAM, so a number of affordable devices might finally be able to move on from Android Gingerbread (2.3).


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By Simon Thomas on 13th December, 2013

Tags: Android KitKatSamsung Galaxy

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