HTC didn't update quickly in the past, but they have got Kit Kat out to HTC One Google edition and developer edition already, beating Samsung by more than one month, possibly two if Samsung update is end of January 2014
Nag, 25 Nov 2013I bought a new galaxy S when it was launched. I was pretty much happy with the performance. Th... moreThere is no Android 2.6. Maybe 2.3.6. And updates do not generally make a device slower. Aging OS does however. In fact the S1 can run Jelly bean and probably even Kitkat very well. Even on quote on quote bloated UI.
I bought a new galaxy S when it was launched. I was pretty much happy with the performance. The firmware was originally 2.3 I guess. When I did a firmware update to 2.6, the phone got slow down. Recently I got a Note 3 with Jelly Bean. I am happy with performance. I am scared to update to KitKat as it may slow down. The conclusion is try to live and be happy with the stock firmware which comes with your phone. Be careful while updating...! It may slow down...
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2013Any chances for N7000?Im almost 100% sure that all Note 3 versions will receive the update.
At least Samsung is try its best to please their customers than LG.If you can Remember the Optimus 3D hitted the market and still its running Ginjerbread yet the waited ICs has not yet landed to some countries.
The optimus G will not get the android 4.4 and am very sure of it yet it come just a month after the S3 was announced.Bravo my note2 note2 will be holding its last update the 4.4 kitkat.Ekoh samsung.
Paragb, 23 Nov 2013U sure live in stone age with ur stone aged iphone lol..the truth is hurting u the most.Live in parallel universe.
Only phones which are selling great are Galaxy and iPhone.
Deal with it.
Make lists and make specs etc. but it doesn't change facts.
How many units Nexus 5 sold or Nexus 7 again ? haha
PEOPLE don't care about having latest OS , if that's the case people won't be buying Galaxy , they would be buying Nexus but unfortunately Nexus devices won't even sell 1/10th of what Samsung sells every year from flagships.
That tells that you are in the minority of who actually wants latest OS as soon as it comes out.
More like beta tester.
Last year I remember 4.2 having december calendar missing.
Kevin Samuel, 23 Nov 2013Well i dont care about this. Android fragmentation is difficult to overcome if everybody stock... moreAndroid kitkat has been is much simpler and runs much smoother on low spec devices
Well i dont care about this. Android fragmentation is difficult to overcome if everybody stock with the stock software.
Each new device comes with different features. And that features requires not only software but hardware capable and its hard to do a work around for older devices's feature to be implemented on newer android version. Rushed by time, they only managed to cover only a few devices while older devices dont get any.
The only way to get a new software update to any of the devices is root and flash a custom ROM. I know only very few people among android user understand this but eventually they will seek help from them and finally understand too. But how about a very old devices which none of the developers support? Well that's going to stuck forever.
That's the bad thing about Android. If you want software update, go for Nexus device since it's easy (because it's the Android itself. No features added other than enhanced stock Android features) or iPhone since iPhone or iPad is the only devices that use iOS.
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2013I heard samsung skips 4.4 for note2 and go straight 4.5 to improve bug fixeslol. 4.5 ?!?!?!?!
ssan, 23 Nov 2013Truth hurts my friend :) Believe whatever you want but if you go and show people a galaxy m... moreU sure live in stone age with ur stone aged iphone lol..the truth is hurting u the most.
Janard, 23 Nov 2013Samsung updates their latest version only. Once they released a new version all earlier models... moreoh my god.. do you think earlier devices of samsung could handle the load of the new OS if they would include in their updates? dont u think of it Janard? thats why most of the devices that would be included are those recently release
Samsung updates their latest version only. Once they released a new version all earlier models are abandon.
Paragb, 23 Nov 2013Most ppl who buy flagship phones know what is jelly bean and kit kat ...so your comment is inv... moreTruth hurts my friend :)
Believe whatever you want but if you go and show people a galaxy mega as new Galaxy S5 , MOST will believe it :)
That's how world works.
Jimmy Kemmel once made a spoof saying iPad Mini is the new iPhone 5S (nexts day after 5S announcement) and many believed it and liked it.
Because people don't even care about tech , some of us are tech enthusiasts.
Most don't even know that there is a kitkat update for the phones right now :)
They just know that kitkat is there but they forget it in 2-3 days after reading news.
Go to outside world and see non-geek people.
Geek people/tech enthusiasts won't even be 5-10% of total users.People you see in forums or comment section don't even account for 1% of smartphone users of the world.