galaxy_s_4_kitkat_SFR_leak-630x581For those who like the Samsung Galaxy S4’s hardware but wanted a more stock experience and timely updates, the Google Play Edition was probably the ideal choice and unsurprisingly so, especially given that the handset has recently received its Android 4.4.2 KitKat update. Well the good news is that if you own the regular Samsung Galaxy S4 or the Galaxy Note 3 and you’re wondering when your KitKat update would arrive, perhaps a release sometime in January 2014 could be a possibility.

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This timeframe is according to French carrier, SFR, who states that the Android 4.4 KitKat update for both the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3 are scheduled to arrive towards the end of January 2014. This coincides with a schedule that was leaked not too long ago although we’re not sure if the release of the update will only be for Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 units in France, or if they were speaking in general. Best case scenario would be the latter, although we should note that over in the US, carriers require OEMs to seed the updates to them for approval first before it is released to the masses, so even if this was true, those tied to US carriers might have to wait a tad longer.

Either way we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears peeled for more information regarding the availability of Android 4.4 KitKat for the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, so be sure to check back with us later for updates!

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 and Samsung.

ProductGalaxy Note 3Galaxy S4
Display Diagonal (inches)5.7" (14.5cm)5" (12.7cm)
Megapixel Count13 Megapixel13 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)3200 mAh2600 mAh
Processor/Soc NameSnapdragon 800Exynos 5 Octa 5410
RAM Options3 GB,2 GB,
Street Price$395 Galaxy Note 3 on Amazon$166 Galaxy S4 on Amazon
Link to full specsGalaxy Note 3 Full specs and detailsGalaxy S4 Full specs and details
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