Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update for the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3

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By Karla Danica Figuerres | March 20, 2014 3:20 PM EST

The Android 4.4.2 KitKat updates for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 have gone a bit shadowy because of the comments of Samsung Saudi Arabia.

Samsung Saudi Arabia previously reported that the international variant of the Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 with 1GB of RAM will get the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update before this month ends. The proclamation came even after Samsung Poland reported that Galaxy S3 will not be updated to the Android 4.4.2 KitKat due to issues with the 1GB of RAM.

Just recently, Samsung Saudi Arabia backpedalled and reported that it has no plans to update the Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 to Android 4.4.2. What is more surprising is that, it also announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will not receive the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update either even though Samsung U.S. and Sprint and Samsung Poland confirmed the update. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 sports a 2GB of RAM which means that the RAM is not the issue here.

Although the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 is definitely heading to the United Sates and to one carrier in Australia, it is not yet a done deal for some users.

In spite of Samsung Saudi Arabia's report, the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 2 might still roll out to other parts of the world. On the other hand, Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Galaxy S3 is a little bit unstable because the chances that Samsung will skip the update for the international variant is possible because of RAM issues.

Even though rumours that Samsung is skipping the update for the 1GB of RAM version of the Galaxy S3 is all over, these must be taken this with a grain of salt because Samsung has not made it official just yet.

Basically, the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 are based on features from Google and not from Samsung, so it is expected that carriers will incorporate their own enhancements and fixes as well.

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