What are the low-end Samsung devices to get Android KitKat? A new leaked list that a tipster sent possibly gives us some clues. The tip, which was received and published by Sam Mobile, comes in the form of a photo of a document that names several of these Samsung devices.
Low-end Samsung devices to get Android KitKat
Among those appear in the list are the Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-19190), Galaxy S3 Mini (GT-I8190), Galaxy Ace 3 (GT-S7270), Galaxy S Advance (GT-I9070), Galaxy Ace 2 (GT-I8160), Galaxy Core (GT-I8262), Galaxy Fame (GT-S6810), and Galaxy Fresh.
It is possible that there are more devices on the list, but these were just not captured by the camera. Devices which have been on the market for more than 18 months, however, are less likely to be on the list, because of the 18-month support policy of manufacturers. This means that devices such as the Galaxy Note, as well as the Galaxy S2, may miss out on the chocolate-flavored operating system.
Sam Mobile cautions consumers not to get too excited, however. Although the list could mean that Samsung is mulling updating these devices to Android 4.4 KitKat, it does not necessarily mean that they have made the decision, and that the update will be arriving in the near future.
Among these devices, the blog points out that the device which is most likely to get Android 4.4 is the Galaxy S4 Mini. A leak that was published in October suggests that said device was mentioned in an internal document that names devices that would be getting Android 4.4. The other devices were the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and 5.8.
As for the other devices in the fresh leak, Sam Mobile says that Samsung will have a bit more of a challenge, specifically because of the large amount of memory that TouchWiz UI consumes. Android 4.4 KitKat, however, is believed to address the problem of Android fragmentation, and provide solutions for these particular problems. Here’s hoping that Samsung will find a way around this issue and bring the Android 4.4 KitKat experience to more consumers.