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Samsung to skip Android 4.4 for the international Galaxy S III

Galaxy S III

Samsung recently published a list of 14 devices in the U.S. which would get the Android 4.4 update. The Korean manufacturer has now issued a similar list for global variants of its popular devices, but with a major exclusion. While the American list included the Galaxy S III flagship from 2012, Samsung has decided to leave it out from a global update rollout citing lack of proper RAM. The Galaxy S III comes with 1GB of RAM.

This comes off as a bit of a surprise as Google made it very clear during the KitKat announcement that any device with over 512MB of RAM will be capable of getting the update. Also strange is the fact that Samsung’s own Galaxy Grand smartphone which also has 1GB of RAM is included in the global rollout. Here is the entire list of international Samsung devices which are scheduled to get the update:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand
  • Samsung Galaxy Express 2

Source: Robert Nawrowski – Translated

Via: GSM Arena

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