A bunch of Samsung devices are running on Android 4.4 KitKat and right now, the company flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3; they are running on Android 4.4.2. But according to SAMMobile, Samsung is already testing the upcoming version of KitKat on Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4.
They are reporting that Samsung is testing Android 4.4.3 (build number KTU70) on both Snapdragon and Exynos variant of Samsung Galaxy S5, and on LTE-A version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Samsung is testing Android 4.4.3 along with their own software and features as well, although you have to wait for more than a month for the update. The reason is Google’s planning to release this new version of Android this month, or maybe sometime in June before the Google I/O event.
If you are expecting Android 4.4.3 to come with a fresh user interface and new features, then let me stop you right there. According to the change-logs of Android 4.4.3, the new update is focused on bug fixes. So afterall, Android 4.4.3 is not something to get excited about, but it is still a good news for people getting tired of the bugs.
Samsung is also working on Android 4.4.2 update for their mid-range devices. According to the leak shot, Galaxy Grand 2 Galaxy Mega 5.8, and the Galaxy Mega 6.3 are undergoing final testing and should receive the Android 4.4.2 update sometime in June. Galaxy S4 LTE-A version will skip the Android 4.2.2 update and will be updated directly to 4.4.3, and probably same will happen with some other Samsung devices on the list as well.
That’s all we know right now about the Android 4.4.3 update for the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5. Most likely we will see Samsung officially releasing the update in July. Samsung is always trying their best to keep their devices on latest Android software available, though Google I/O might bring some surprises. We might see a new version of Android as well, rumored as Android 4.5. And Google always like to debut new software with a Nexus device, so as I said, the Google I/O will be full of surprises.