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Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 to Get KitKat as Early as January 2014

With the latest version of Google’s Android version 4.4 KitKat winning accolades as being light and fast, more and more devices have been line up to receive updates and it seems that those with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 may receive the update for their devices as soon 2 to 3 weeks, rumor says.

Galaxy S4 Note 3 KiKat

The rumor (or news) of Android 4.4 KitKat updates for Samsung’s most cherished devices at the moment were reported a couple of hours ago by a French carrier SFR which has had a track record of accurate and reliable announcement of  software updates for Samsung devices even long before Samsung hints on it.

This time, though you can take the ‘news’ with a grain of salt, you can comfortably look forward to receiving updates for your device in late 2014 or in early February.  Samsung often spreads out its updates across markets over several weeks for popular high end and flagship devices but we cannot be sure whether these dates apply to the French carrier only or for devices in different markets.

According to the carrier, the Android 4.4 KitKat updates for Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 should roll out, re-affirming a rumor that has been doing rounds over the past couple of weeks that the S4 and Note 3 will most likely be rolled out sooner than it took Samsung to roll out the Android 4.3 updates.  This is very welcome news for Samsung fans especially since the update promises tons of performance and TouchWiz user interface and other design enhancements as well as fixes for most issues users complain about.

If updates for the international versions of Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 begin in January, updates for devices in specific markets should follow soon after.  Let’s just hope that the Android 4.4 KitKat updates for these devices will not be riddled with bugs and glitches like the Android 4.3 Jelly bean update for the Galaxy S34and its predecessor the Galaxy SIII.

Source: SFR via SamMobile

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