Samsung SM-G906A Running on Android 4.4.3 Shows Up in AnTuTu
By Precious Silva | May 28, 2014 10:29 AM EST
Google's Android 4.4.3 update remains elusive this month. Previously, analysts believe the update will be released earlier this May because of sightings and Sprint's slip. However, the update is still MIA. Fortunately, more devices running on the Android 4.4.3 OS show up supporting the idea that Google has indeed something planned. The recent sighting shows a Samsung SM-G906A device listed in AnTuTu. What can people expect?
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich speaks about a dual Windows and Android operating system during his keynote address during the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
The Samsung device reported by SamMobile was unexpected. It appeared to have sprung up from the wild confusing the market about Samsung's plans with its upcoming lineup. AnTuTu benchmark database listed a Samsung device with model number SM-G906A. Previously, a Samsung device labeled SM-G906 has been related to the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime series.
However, AnTutu's data reveals that the Samsung SM-G906A comes with a 1080p display. It may be a completely different device lineup as the Galaxy S5 Prime will reportedly come with a QHD (2560×1440) display. This remains debatable as other specs of the newly listed device matches reported specs of the S5 Prime including a Snapdragon 801 processor, 16MP camera and Android 4.4.3. The report did note that the Prime variant may also run with Snapdragon 805 CPU. There is also the possibility that SM-G906A is a whole new variant of the S5 series. Samsung has yet to make an official announcement about other editions of the Galaxy S5.
Apart from the SM-G906A, two other Samsung devices have been spotted running on Google's upcoming update. These include the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE variant and the Samsung Galaxy S5. According to NDTV, a leaked Samsung document shows two other Samsung devices to come with the Android 4.4.3 update. The document shows both variants featuring software dubbed as KTU70. The company's Twitter account, @SamsungDeveloper, also tweeted about a number of problems associated with devices operating with Android systems older than v4.4.3. The tweet said there was a way to work around these problems discussed on the developer page.
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