Samsung is reportedly testing Android 4.4.3 for some of its handsets and it looks like the Galaxy S5 as well as the S4 LTE-A model will be first in line to receive the update. The latest version of Google’s mobile OS is yet to go official, but we’ve already seen in mentioned multiple times on carrier websites and device products pages which confirm its existence.
SamMobile has managed to get its hands on internal documents which highlight that Android 4.4.3 KitKat KTU70 for the Snapdragon and Exynos versions of the Galaxy S5 is currently in the integration stage. This basically means that the company is merging its own software with the OS and the firmware is far for complete. There’s no ETA provided as well.
The Galaxy S4 LTE-A model was launched with version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and an update to 4.4.2 KitKat is currently being tested. However, it looks like the device will skip directly to the upcoming build, considering that the information provided is authentic. There’s still no word on what changes the upcoming update will introduce, but it’s most likely to come with a few new features and various bug fixes.
Additionally, Samsung is currently working to get version 4.4.2 KitKat to various devices. The Note 3 Neo will be updated by the end of this month, while the S4 Mini LTE, Grand 2 and the Mega series will see the new firmware go live sometime next month.
Android 4.4.3 KitKat could be a small update as rumor has it that Google will unveil version 4.5 at its I/O conference. The new firmware will roll out to Nexus and GPE phones first and it should hit the Samsung Galaxy S5 and S4 LTE-A a couple of months later.