Bulls**t!!! When 4.4 was released it was claimed that it was optimized to support phones with lower RAM capacity so
either Google told a big lie or Samsung is making excuses and I'm pretty sure Samsung is making an excuse because other phones with 1GB of RAM have gotten a 4.4 update.
AnonD-160079, 09 May 2014It's not just the RAM, it's the whole chipset. GPU and the CPU count.That might be true with the S III Mini, but the S III I9300 certainly has more than enough CPU and GPU power to run KitKat.
The main reason for this is probably that recent versions of TouchWiz eat up too much memory. And of course, like others have already mentioned, Samsung wants to sell more S 4 and S 5 phones.
"...which does not allow them to effectively support the platform upgrade."
BULLSHIT!!! Sammy doesn't want to upgrade the S3 line...
Shame you Sammy!
So, it can run Jelly Bean just fine, but they can't run KitKat, which requires less RAM than Jelly Bean?
Samsung have a heavy modified Android OS and little insensitive to please customers
I thought according to Google that KitKat was supposed to run on devices with 512mb of ram.
I smell a rat on Samsungs part.
This is Samsung's bullshit lies !! A friend of mine has 4.4.2 rom on Samsung S1 from XDA on singlecore and 512 ram and S3 wich is quadcore and 1GB ram can't run 4.4.2 ?? BULLSHIT !!!
Cyanogenmod runs fine on my s3 and that's at 4.4. Smelly touch wiz.
its simple, samsung sold out s3's alot of them, now they want these guys to buy their other s#%ty flagship phones...
[deleted post]If you hate Nokia, then why don't you just shut your mouth & buy one more Shamesung for you?
Wow - samsung did it again ! Pissed all over a lot of clients . We`re definitely never buy this rubbish / plastic phones .
BS! They know that once upgraded it would improve battery and performance and would compete directly with newer models, so they dump it! Samsung only rolls upgrades that worsen the phones.
But why praising nokia on this subject? I have an 808 that cost me 600€ and im stuck with major bugs for life!
When KitKat released, Google said that it's made for phones having less capable hardware and low RAM. I'm pretty sure that S3 can run KitKat easily. It's just TouchWiz has lots of bloatwares which consumes a lot of storage and RAM and the useless apps in TouchWiz can't be disabled without rooting but Samsung can in fact drop some of the bloatwares off TouchWiz and make it available for S3 and it's highly unlikely that Samsung will do it. Samsung wants you to buy the latest flagships from Samsung to get updates. This is a lame excuse from Samsung to not provide KitKat update. Very much disappointed as a S3 owner myself. It will be my last Samsung phone.
This is really a big joke!
Sammy should fire the head of software.
1G RAM is insufficient to support KikKat ??????
Yeah, right... KitKat was specially desgined to run on low-end devices and all of a saudden it turns out it can't run on S3. Nice try, Sammy, but everyone knows that you just want everyone owning S3 to buy S5. And don't even get me started how slow and buggy 4.3 update was/is.
Well, this just proves that my choice to leave Sammy and buy Nokia was right one.
Piece of sh**. S3 mini is the last phone from Samsung for me. I cant handle that piece of crap anymore.