It is not surprising that Samsung’s newer devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3 are on the receiving end of the latest build of Android, but what about Samsung’s older devices? If there was a drawback to not owning a Nexus device is that you never know if and when your OEM decides to update to the latest build of Android, but the good news is that if you own either the Galaxy S3 or the Galaxy Note 2 from back in 2012, you’d be in luck because according the rumors, Samsung is expected to update both handsets to Android 4.4.2 KitKat by the end of March.
Last we heard the rumors claimed that the update could only arrive in April, but thanks to insider info received by the folks at Android Geeks, they claim that the update will arrive by the end of March instead, a good month earlier than expected which we guess is a good thing. The good news about the KitKat update is that it wasn’t designed with high-end and powerful devices in mind, but rather the low-end, meaning that devices that aren’t too old should be able to be updated to it, so it’s really a matter of whether the companies that make the phones want to upgrade them or not. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now and try not to get your hopes up just yet, but check back with us at a later date to see there are any additional details to be had.
|Key Specs||Galaxy S3||Galaxy Note 2|
|Display Diagonal||4.8" (12.19 cm)||5.5" (13.97 cm)|
|Processor/Soc Name||Exynos 4412||Quad|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $165|
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|Max. Total Storage Capacity||128 GB||128 GB|
|Megapixels||8 Megapixel||8 Megapixel|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2100 mAh||3100 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Galaxy S3 Full specs and details||Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Full specs and details|