None of Android phone (except stock Android) will be updated to next version because they want you to purchase new handset. Greedy Shamesung had never provided any major update for their older devices. That's why Lumia phones are better. At least they provide update for older Win 8 phones.
Kit kat is made to run for 512mb ram.. They want to stop the android fragmentation by doing this.. Let's root the phone... I love sony devices.. They let us root very easily
that is nonsense. the only reason why they don't "have enough RAM" is because samsung wants to drop a ton of bloatware on them
A very disappointing move.Gave the 4.3 update with bugs and draining battery within 8 hours of usage. At least this has to be fixed.
I thought that Kitkat was supposed to support and work well on phones with 512Mb of Ram. At least that is what the article said when I read it. Sounds fishy to me. Anyway glad and appreciative to my lumia 620 and WP 8.1 :)
dave are you stupid or what ?
who cares ? someone who bought a flagship and wants to keep it few more years, cares
1GB is not enough RAM ? bullshit. kitkat is supposed to do fine with 512MB RAM, and if samsung is concerned about its bloatwere, the rest 512 MB should do the trick
They want all s3 customers to buy s5. kitkat only needs 512 ram. this is only business oriented decision. s3 can easily handle 4.4.2 update. why can't they provide the stock rom. lots of people has trouble with 4.3 update. shame samsung
The s3 was released in 2012. 2 years later, no more software updates. The iPhone 4 was released in 2010, 4 years later, still getting software updates😕.
I just hope my Xperia V still stuck on 4.3 will get some sweet KitKat
Bye Bye samsung this was my last phone that I bought it.As it is already mentioned kitkat is for phones with 512 ram and 1 GB ram is limiting- sounds awesome.I will never but if this a true story
Forget Samsung and TouchWiz...go for CyanogenMod and get 4.4.2 for S3. It´s much faster and easier to use.
But google said, that KitKat will work even on 512MB devices. Samsung FAIL...
What rubbish ! Kitkat suppose to be able to run on 512MB RAM, S3Mini never had a single firmware upgrade start at JB 4.1.2 end at JB 4.1.2 this is rediculous..
lol... what a joke.. my Moto G has 1 gb ram and kitkat 4.4.2 is working perfectly on it since last 2 months. Samsung is a rip off.. They only know how extract money out of consumers.
P.S. I was previously a samsung phone owner btw.