AnonD-142633, 23 Sep 2014Haha, i have i9300 and have been using 4.4 builds from around may or so.And you are happy about an unsupported version of it...
Same old Samsung... They need 2 Gb of ram for an os supposed to work on 512 mb devices.
But we know: they need a lot of ram to be wasted by their bloatware
Haha, i have i9300 and have been using 4.4 builds from around may or so.
Though, isn't KitKat known to require less RAM than previous versions? Why, Samsung?
Questions., 23 Sep 2014No they haven't. There are still millions Galaxy s3 user and they have let them all down. They... moreOh come on. Stop defending that piece of s*** company that is HTC. Samsung at least got S3 to 4.3, whereas HTC dropped the ball on the One X and One X+ with 4.2. And lets not even mention One S.
I have a galaxy S3 i9300 International version and I am using KitKat 4.4.2 on it for the last 3-4 months. I have had no issues using it, no lags, no force close, no hanging nothing. I am not sure why Samsung says that the hardware isn't compatible.
I am not using an AOSP version of the ROM like a Cyanogenmod or a Paranoid Android. I am using Archidroid's Note 3 port base with S5 framework and apps. It is running even faster than the stock Samsung s3 4.3 ROM.
So I do not agree with Samsung's justification, are the developers here on XDA more knowledgeable?
if any one need 4.4.2 good s5 look rom with many of s5 features go for :
Too bad for my international galaxy s3╮(╯_╰)╭
Just install Cynaogenmod 11 on your S3 and you will be happy .
Your phone will reborn again.
Gyus it's not even touchwiz. It's heavy but not that much. The reason is very simple, s3 is still owned by millions and they just want to make you buy the s4 or a latter model.
Questions., 23 Sep 2014No they haven't. There are still millions Galaxy s3 user and they have let them all down. They... moreIt is not about the RAM issue, instead they alleged said that there were insufficient space to put in all Sammy's bloatwares (home, SNote, Samsung Apps, etc.).
Hopefully the GT-I9305 gets the update too since it has 2GB of RAM.
kartoonz, 23 Sep 2014i think HTC should learn something from Samsung. I dislike Sammy phones, but atleat they have ... moreNo they haven't. There are still millions Galaxy s3 user and they have let them all down. They say 1gb of ram is not enough. Why are there so many devices with 512mb of ram running 4.4 very smoothly? But 1gb is not enough according to them?
I don't think the issue is ram. Kitkat was made to be working better with devices of 512mb ram. S3 has double it. So if there is an issue, it is called touch wiz. Even devices like Xperia e1 and acer liquid z200 run kitkat very smoothly with 512mb of ram. With 1gb of ram moto g is almost as smooth as nexus 5. Why? It has no touch wiz.