Samsung USA confirms KitKat upgrade for multiple devices – Rollout starts Today

In official statement released today, Samsung USA confirms a list of devices that will receive upgrade to latest Android iteration which is 4.4 KitKat. During next days, weeks and months we should see see following devices upgraded (of course all variants of listed devices specific for USA operators like AT&T, Verizon, USC, T-Mobile or Sprint are included):

  • Galaxy Note 3
  • Galaxy Note 2
  • Galaxy S4
  • Galaxy S4 mini
  • Galaxy S4 Active
  • Galaxy S4 Zoom
  • Galaxy S3
  • Galaxy S3 mini
  • Galaxy Mega
  • Galaxy Light
  • Galaxy Note 8.0
  • Galaxy Tab 3
  • Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

The upgrade availability varies by carrier and product , and there is no specific info on which ones goes first, but we can assume that last year flagships like Note 3 and S4 will be first in line.

There is still no official confirmation about European release of KitKat upgrade, but we should see it rolling probably at the same time frame as in USA. Stay tuned for more info, and watch our Live! page where we post new firmwares instantly after official push.

And here’s official press release:

Samsung Confirms KitKat for U.S. Smartphones and Tablets

DALLAS, February 18, 2014 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced today that a number of Samsung Galaxy® devices will receive the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) software update, enriching the Galaxy experience.

The upgrade provides a number of innovative, easy-to-use features that enhance the user experience, including a more intuitive user interface, enhanced messaging capabilities and updated applications:

  • Location Menu: An integrated location menu enables users to easily activate GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks, while simultaneously checking the battery usage of apps running location service capabilities.
  • Enhanced Messaging: Enables users to choose between Messages or Hangouts as their preferred default messaging application, and select from a larger assortment of updated Emoji icons.
  • Upgraded Google Mobile Service™ (GMS) apps: Users can automatically back up photos and video and can open, view, rename and share Google Docs and files.

Samsung Galaxy U.S. devices currently scheduled to receive the KitKat update include select carrier variants of the Galaxy Note® 3, Galaxy Note® II, Galaxy S® 4, Galaxy S® 4 mini™, Galaxy S® 4 Active™, Galaxy S® 4 zoom™, Galaxy S® III, Galaxy S® III mini™, Galaxy Mega®, Galaxy Light, Galaxy Note® 8.0, Galaxy Tab® 3, Galaxy Note® 10.1, Galaxy Note® 10.1 2014 Edition.

Availability varies by carrier and product, with updates beginning today and continuing throughout the coming months. 

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27 comments
joe1955
joe1955

what about the galaxy mega plus gt-i9152p is there and upgrade for it to a 4.4

Joshua Andru
Joshua Andru

this is an old msg we already have kit kat now we need android lollipop 5.0 or 5.2 for samsung galaxy tab 3 7.0 smt210r now that what needs to come our way other poeple have android L why some of us is stuck on kit kat so will there be a android lollipop for the galaxy tab 3 smt210r


cajuhandebol
cajuhandebol

Bom dia, fiquei feliz com a noticia e com isso espero em breve receber a atualização kitkat para o meu Samsung Galaxy SC-03e.

Parabéns a Samsung.

Joshua Andru
Joshua Andru

did they just say they will update samsung galaxy tab 3 7.0 smt210r tablet as well

illegomescan
illegomescan

Good evening. I have an s4 and its american (atnt)but liberated to operate on a mexican mobile service provider. How may I be able to upgrade to KitKat 4.4.2 if my phone still tries to access atnt server for the upgrade?

Elhadji Mandaw SOW
Elhadji Mandaw SOW

good evening when is the update android 4.3 or 4.4 will be available for samsung galaxy s4 mini i9192 in version afr or ken. Thanks in advance

ty
ty

reply me pls 

when will SHV-E250L get 4.4 ????


maks89cerber
maks89cerber

When will galaxy grand duos i9082 get 4.4 kitkat?

rangantex
rangantex

samsung galaxy trend ii duos s7582 KitKat upgrade

Jim
Jim

Will the Galaxy Rugby Pro get the update?

MSC1
MSC1

@Jim  any response?


waqas777
waqas777

When will galaxy Note 2 GT-N7105 get 4.4 kitkat?

razibmkhan
razibmkhan

Waiting for Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070

makpro123
makpro123

o TAB  3 mencionado e SM-T210

AkshayRajput
AkshayRajput

when they are coming to india 
i have also s4 mini 
waiting for the update 

WibisonoTan
WibisonoTan

Hey...

on the last update u (samsung) said s3 will get kitkat update why now u drop s3 (i9300).....?

OmarKoko
OmarKoko

will galaxy grand 19082 get 4.4 kitkat reply

thadeustr
thadeustr

s3 4.3 update is just junk 

phone drops % 8-10 while sleep mode in 8 hours.. while battery save mode active.

SHIT samsung
SHIT samsung

Not for galaxy trend plus!!!!????   SAMSUNG   FU_K YOU

Napo
Napo

Que buena noticia, tengo un S3 y ya estoy contento con 4.3 y ahora kitkat que bueno, pero lo que mas me preocupaba es mi GT N8010 que se quedo en android 4.1.2 y no ya no tenia ilusiones de que esta se actualice. bien por samsung si cumple con las actualizaciones !!


sounder
sounder

Still no Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 BTU ?

raffaelmcr
raffaelmcr

Please the harware of S Advance (GT-I9070) is identical of s3 mini and that it does not update. So my next smartphone will be an iphone.

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