The android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) has been on the wild side for quite a while now. It was just last week when we obtained a leaked document from Samsung India confirming the KitKat update for the Galaxy S3, Note 2 and Grand 2 to be delivered sometime next month and now there is another confirmation from Samsung Mobile division in Arabia. A curious Galaxy S3 owner “Ashif Poochengal” confronted the regional Samsung Mobile division about the arrival of the Android 4.4.2 update on the their official Facebook page resulting in a positive reply stating the update to be available “By the end of this month”
While I personally don’t believe the update arriving anytime “that soon” this whole scenario does make things a little better for all the Galaxy S3 owners out there (there are Millions). The famous Sammobile also commented on this subject quoting as :
SamMobile is unable to confirm if the KitKat update is indeed coming, as there are currently no development firmware based on KitKat for the Galaxy S III on Samsung’s servers – while that doesn’t mean there won’t be some in the future, it is a good indication that the update certainly won’t be out in March
All in all what we have here is a positive vibe that the android 4.4.2 update will be making it to the Galaxy S3 eventually. Additionally you may also check out the leaked android 4.4.2 test build for the Galaxy S3.
Update : Samsung Mobile Arabia has now retracted their promise to deliver the android 4.4.2 update for the Galaxy S III quoting as “as of now, there is no plans in updating the Galaxy S3″. This statement again puts the Galaxy S III on the risk of being abandoned by Samsung, so Android 4.3 may be the last update the GT-I9300 will ever see.