We have some bad news for the owners of Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) and Galaxy S III Mini. There was a leaked photo showing no KitKat updates for Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) and Galaxy S III on the internet and it seems like Samsung confirmed this. This report comes from SamMobile. SamMobile got an official statement from Samsung saying that there will no KitKat update for Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) and Galaxy S III because of their hardware limitations.
Here is the full statement from Samsung:
“In order to facilitate an effective upgrade on the Google platform, various hardware performances such as the memory (RAM, ROM, etc.), multi-tasking capabilities, and display must meet certain technical expectations. The Galaxy S3 and S3 mini 3G versions come equipped with 1GB RAM, which does not allow them to effectively support the platform upgrade. As a result of the Galaxy S3 and S3 mini 3G versions’ hardware limitation, they cannot effectively support the platform upgrade while continuing to provide the best consumer experience. Samsung has decided not to roll-out the KitKat upgrade to Galaxy S3 and S3 mini 3G versions, and the KitKat upgrade will be available to the Galaxy S3 LTE version as the device’s 2GB RAM is enough to support the platform upgrade.” – Samsung Mobile UK
Although KitKit is optimized to run smoothly on a smartphone having just 512MB RAM but only with a stock android ROM. Since Galaxy S III and S III mini runs on Touchwiz UI, this makes KitKat experience not so good. Anyway here is the leaked photo where you can see which of the Galaxy smartphones will be updated to android KitKat version and which will not. Is your phone on the list to get KitKat update?