While Samsung has already started seeding the latest version of Google’s mobile OS to its high-end devices, there was no concrete information on which previous smartphones and tablets would be receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Well, the company has finally brushed the dust away by revealing its upgrade plans, at least for the US.
While the latest Galaxy Tab Pro and Note Pro devices come with Android 4.4 KitKat preloaded, only the Galaxy Note 3 has received the update from the company’s 2013 portfolio. The flagship S4 should be next in line. A press release issued by Samsung confirms that the Note 2, the entire S4 series (mini, Active and Zoom), the S3 and the S3 mini as well as the Mega and Light smartphones are entitled to the new firmware.
From the tablet lineup, the Galaxy Note 8.0, Tab 3, Note 10.1 and Note 10.1 2014 Edition will receive an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Samsung has confirmed that the upgrade will tag along a new and intuitive UI. Messaging has been enhanced where you’ll have the option to choose the default application (Samsung’s Messages or Google’s Hangouts). Then there’s the Location Menu which allows you to quickly enable or disable features such as GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks. Also, these devices will have the latest Google’s Mobile Service applications.
Samsung has already started upgrading its smartphones to Android 4.4 KitKat. There’s no specific release timeframe for each phone, but roll out will take place for all said devices during the coming months. More information on Android 4.4 KitKat can be found here.