the news was fake .the kikat update is not huge as it pretends to b it can only b 150 200 mb update.as we people are still in our 18 month of reciving updtes so s3 will get 4.4 kitkat update.but as we know how dumb samsung is in rolling out updates it can take some time
farhanashrafi, 22 Feb 2014Go to recovery mode and wipe cachePlease tell me how to go to recovery mode?
AnonD-78229, 22 Feb 2014Samsung's touchviz occupies a great deal of ram. That is why 1gb ram is an issue. I have lte... moreOk. If you want to use that logic. Please explain how the galaxy grand with 1gb of RAM and touchwiz is getting 4.4?
Samsung's touchviz occupies a great deal of ram. That is why 1gb ram is an issue.
I have lte 2gb ram version and it is going to get kitkat soon in'shaa'Allah. :)
AnonD-3454, 22 Feb 2014Also, Kitkat was planned to work "comfortably" on devices with as low as 512MB RAM.
... moreReply to Aki.
The S3 is holding back the sale of newer Samsung products. S3 delivered on its promise and from a business stand point it has to make way for S5. But I have a question for Samsung. Why not increase sales on added value of new technology rather than suppressing the updates that keep the older phones going?
Kamalesh, 22 Feb 2014Atleast we r getting kitkat in india from 20th march.which source your qouting from??? sure about it???
Anthony, 21 Feb 2014That is not the reason because the Grand is getting it and it also has 1gb of RAMAlso, Kitkat was planned to work "comfortably" on devices with as low as 512MB RAM.
So RAM can NEVER be a reason why it won't be updated to Kitkat.
Anthony, 21 Feb 2014The galaxy grand was not to long upgraded to 4.2 They were not on the 4.3 list but are on th... moreIt may be true that the shameless samsung is stopping updates for S3. But Samsung said that 4.4.x will be targeted towards low end android phones also. I don't know what the hell is going on.
bogeys, 21 Feb 2014Ijust read in dripper that the Galaxy S111 International version will not get the Kit Kat upda... moreThat is not the reason because the Grand is getting it and it also has 1gb of RAM
AnonD-235529, 21 Feb 2014hi friends, pls help me
after updating my s3, when i switched on, the welcome note SAMSUNG wi... moreHi kappameen
There is 2 ways to solve your problem.
1. With the phone off use volume up/home/power altogether to start in android system recovery mode. (Release all keys as soon as you see the first Samsung logo.)
Wipe cache partition, then factory reset and reboot system.
2. With your phone not connect to the PC open kies (on your PC) and in tools, run firmware upgrade and initialization. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Ijust read in dripper that the Galaxy S111 International version will not get the Kit Kat update.That could be the end of the road for this fine phone. Reason - 1 GB ram is not sufficient. Now now that cannot be right. But dripper was very certain. WHY.
AnonD-22556, 21 Feb 2014its nothing like they are skipping 4.4 to upgrade to future version this is not 4.2 kinda stor... moreThe galaxy grand was not to long upgraded to 4.2
They were not on the 4.3 list but are on the 4.4 list.
It's not the fist time a Samsung model did a version skip and it not going to be the last.
so don't believe 4.3 is the last update for the SIII unless Samsung them self comes out and says so.
AnonD-235461, 20 Feb 2014Try using the cyanogenmod !! i guess u would like it !!@ MYaser Thanks bro, can u pls advise how can i use or get this mode? as it is new to me....waiting for your reply??
Anonymous, 21 Feb 2014I got wat u sayn n I agree with u...but atleast samsung n htc should update their old smartpho... moreAnd it will get other updates. Did Samsung or google publish that they are discontinuing updates for the SIII. ...... noooooo! :). Is just not on the list for 4.4
It's not like 4.4 is going to be the last android version that is going to be made by Google. But that fact is SIII is still geting updated to 3.4 in some regions. So don't expect a new version until that is completed. and because of that the SIII is missing the time line for 4.4 people are reading to much into that 4.4 update list, that was never said/confirmed.
Anthony, 21 Feb 2014Do you guys under that apple only have 1 phone. Make that 2 with the C line now. And they dev... moreI got wat u sayn n I agree with u...but atleast samsung n htc should update their old smartphone for say 3-4 yrs like d galaxy s2...
S3 z stil good smartphone n ve a long way to go
i updated my phone's os to 4.3.
there is much usage of ram as compared to previous os version and hence a little bit slower processing of the fone.