Chill down people.
This is a list from an unknown blogger not an official Samsung list.
S3 will surely get Kit kat as it's a powerful device. And there's no way that galaxy grand gets it and not S3 which was the previous flagship.
I love samsung but this is complete BS! the s3? even the s2 and note n7000 deserve that kitkat update.
Not only are they very delayed half a year in all their updates, Last year flagship will not get any major upgrade because they don't wanna lose some money. THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS.
At least offer the stock android version, we don't want your clutter anymore. but we don't wanna risk bricking the phone or spend hours learning to root.
damn... this is sad, if samsung will not update s3 to 4.4 then what can i say: "samsung never again"...!
I can accept if S3 get no more updates after KitKat, but KitKat is a very big important big update that improve perfomance...! If TouchWiz is the problem then remove TouchWiz, because KitKat run easily on even as little as 512 mb RAM!
Samsung cant even get 4.4 out to their premium phones.... I have a SG Note 3 and there is still no sign of a update despite it being released months ago.
I know I could install with odin but I'm not taking the risk of an install issue.
damn to plastic samsung. samsung only pays attention to the quantity and more profit instead of quality and support.probably samsung can't copy good supporting from Apple.
AnonD-134749, 20 Feb 2014samsung make over 9000 models of phone and later give excuses for not giving updates. where is... morewow.. You want core, s duos , s advance updated to 4.4.. None of the OEMS will dare to do that.. In mot cases, the updated will be limited to the mid rangers.. Well exactly - mid rangers on the upper side of the mid-range band..
So core, duos advance, xperia l, xperia m , htc 600, htc 500.. its big no.. No 4.4..
This is not fair. Samsung stopped upgrading S II and S III at jelly bean 4.1.2 and leaving the S III down there doesn't encourage me to buy the new flagship S5 as I skipped the S4 and continued using my S II and S III waiting for tge S5.
Why does it always happen to me & my smartphone. Ghrrr No more Android devices!!
S3 not getting update is normal since it is 2 year old device. but I think it will get. Samsung really likes its flagships and S3 was one of the best devices of Samsung. Maybe due to issues with 4.3 they do hesitate about 4.4
Galaxy SIII is now outdated so Samsung is trying to phase it out and pave way for S4 and the upcoming S5.
TouchWiz consists of too many bloatwares and it's the reason why there's so less free RAM on your Galaxy phone. Now, Samsung made too many phones. Where's update for them? They just seem to forget the low and mid range models having less RAM and since Kitkat Is optimized, it will work fine on phones having 512 MB RAM. Samsung Galaxy S3 should have been in the update list.