It looks like the Android 4.4 KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 might hit the first devices in late January. The announcement is not coming from Samsung, but from French carrier SFR France, which announced that the Android 4.4 update will hit their Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 variants in late January or early February.
SFR France made the announcement on their official blog, without revealing the exact date when the Android 4.4 update for Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be rolled out. Anyway, the French carrier promises to return with more information as soon as it’s made available.
For what it’s worth the same carrier announced not long ago that the Android 4.4 KitKat update for LG G2 that was initially expected to arrive in December was postponed for January.
If the SFR information is accurate and the Android 4.4 KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2 is pushed to the French users in January, then you should expect other carriers to roll out the new firmware around the same time. Furthermore, the unlocked Galaxy S4 and Note 3 units should be updated to Android 4.4 a bit earlier.
While the release date of the Android 4.4 update for Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 is still under a question mark, Samsung is busy updating some of its devices to Android 4.3. If you happen to own a Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, or Galaxy S4 Mini you should keep your eyes on the notifications area for the system update message. Of course, if you haven’t received it already.
In the meantime, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition is the only Samsung device that runs KitKat. Moreover, the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition was recently updated to Android 4.4.2 which is the latest Android version available.