Android 4.4.3 KitKat update is currently being tested on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 smartphones, according to a SamMobile leak. The article specifies that 4.4.3 is tested on both the Exynos and Snapdragon versions of the Galaxy S5, as well as the LTE-A variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4.
We realize that rumors and leaks surrounding Android 4.4.3 KitKat are plentiful, but there is some pretty solid evidence for this particular one. The source managed to acquire a couple of documents which shows the status for the aforementioned Samsung devices as “integrating”. The status report mentions update KTU70, which is the build number for Android 4.4.3 KitKat. However, the article says that the update will likely take another month or so until it will be available.
The other status report that was leaked by the website reveals the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update timeline for some of Samsung’s other devices. According to this document, the update will start rolling out for the Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy Grand 2, Galaxy Mega 5.8, and Galaxy Mega 6.3 sometime in June. The report also suggests that the Galaxy Note 3 Neo will be the next device to get the update later this month.
Once it rolls out, Android 4.4.3 KitKat is said to come with fixes for more than three dozen bugs, including unstable data connections, random reboots, and many more. The update is expected to arrive for a wide range of other devices as well, most notably Google’s Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. Most rumors claim that 4.4.3 should come until the end of the month, meaning that we should see it very soon. A previous report mentioned May 23th, but that day has passed and the update is still nowhere to be seen.
A lot of people are eagerly anticipating version 4.4.3 and are demanding to see it soon rather than later for Nexus devices. There is even an online petition to Google which has gathered more than 32.000 signatures until now. “We, the Galaxy Nexus owners and anticipators ask you, Google, to update the Galaxy Nexus for one last time and give us Kitkat!” The author of this petition says that he hasn’t received an answer from the internet giant yet.
Petitions aside, Android 4.4.3 KitKat will most likely be released very soon for Nexus devices, probably sometime around Google’s I/O developers conference. In the meantime, it’s good to have the Samsung status reports as confirmation that the update is slowly, but surely coming after all. Stay tuned for more news.