News by Luke Jones on Monday July 07, 2014.
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Samsung is updating another batch of its Galaxy smartphones to newer versions of the Android platform, with a handful of handsets due to get Android 4.4.2 KitKat soon. A leaked document reveals that the Korean giant is servicing a slew of devices through July as the company gets its Android house in order.Perhaps the most interesting device on the list is the one not getting a bump to 4.4.2. The Galaxy S3, the handset that helped Samsung's rise, will not be getting Android 4.4.2 after all. Last month a similar document showed that the S3 would be getting the update, but it has now been cancelled and does not have an ETA. We praised Samsung for including the two year old Galaxy S3 in its KitKat plans, but it seems our goodwill was premature. It also means that other planned updates are clearly open for change should Samsung choose to do so, but the other devices on this list seem like sure things. The Galaxy Note 2 for example, a device that is now nearly two years old, already has 4.4.2 after a May release, but it will be followed by a number of other Samsung devices. The devices that have finished testing are due the release are the Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy Grand 2 Duos, Galaxy Mega 5.8/6.3, and Galaxy Note 3 Neo. Of course, the full roll out will depend on testing, with carriers needing to check for any bugs there may be in the software. According to the documents, should testing prove successful the update will arrive in July, but of course it may also depend on when the carriers decide to push it. source: Android Origin