Galaxy S3 and S3 Mini will not get KitKat update: Samsung

Yesterday there was a report about a list of Samsung Galaxy devices that will get latest Android KitKat 4.4.2 update by next month. The list suggested that the Non-LTE variant of the S3 will not receive the Android KiKat update. Now SamMobile has received an official confirmation from Samsung that the device will indeed not get the update due to hardware limitations.


The South Korean tech giant stated that S3 and S3 Mini are incapable of running the latest Android version as both the devices have only 1GB RAM. This is not a satisfying answer as we know that Android KitKat can run on devices with even 512 MB of RAM, but it must be noted that it could be possible only with stock Android. Also, Samsung touts that both the devices have Samsung’s TouchWiz UI which does not help to run Android smoothly.

So, it is official that the S3 non-LTE variant and S3 Mini users will have to be satisfied with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy S3 still remains one the most popular and largest selling Samsung device.However, the S3 LTE variant will get the Android KitKat 4.4 update as stated earlier.


Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+