According to Samsung Mobile UK,
“In order to facilitate an effective upgrade on the Google platform, various hardware performances such as the memory (RAM, ROM, etc.), multi-tasking capabilities, and display must meet certain technical expectations. The Galaxy S3 and S3 mini 3G versions come equipped with 1GB RAM, which does not allow them to effectively support the platform upgrade. As a result of the Galaxy S3 and S3 mini 3G versions’ hardware limitation, they cannot effectively support the platform upgrade while continuing to provide the best consumer experience. Samsung has decided not to roll-out the KitKat upgrade to Galaxy S3 and S3 mini 3G versions, and the KitKat upgrade will be available to the Galaxy S3 LTE version as the device’s 2GB RAM is enough to support the platform upgrade.”
So there you have it, no KitKat for you international S III and S III mini users. For the record, the S III I9300 is currently on Android 4.3 whereas the S III mini on 4.1.2.
This is no way to treat your customers SAMSUNG. We bought S3 thinking that it could be the best deal. But now it seems quite the opposite. We are hoping for an update that will at least fix our battery problem with s3.
feel shame samsung really you dissapointed s3 users
Even shitty Karbon phones on sub $150 category are launching phones on kitkat with 512 MB ram on board...Shamesung is a big joke