Many Samsung devices are apparently saying goodbye to Jelly Bean 4.2.2. Amongst these devices are the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 1. Google have announced that Android 4.4 KitKat will be released in October. This will include an updated Linux kernel that will support handsets which have low memory. So will your device or handset be one of those that gets to enjoy KitKat?
Back in March SamMobile posted a list which provided information about which Samsung Galaxy handsets that would be receiving Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and which ones would get Android 5. An insider who was apparently from Samsung stated that the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Note 1 would both be getting the Jelly Bean 4.2.2update and that it would be the final one.
The devices are both upgradeable to Jelly Bean 4.1.2, which originally had Android 2.3 and ICS. It has been said that Samsung will be updating five devices to Key Lime Pie.
However Google revealed Android 4.4 KitKat rather than Android 5, and not Key Lie Pie, which had been said to be an internal reference to KitKat. AndroidCentral has heard that work is being done on an updated Linux kernel. Apparently the Linux Kernel gives us fantastic features. These include flash-Friendly File-System Support, full support on NVIDIA Tegra and Samsung Exynos DRM drivers and lower memor footprint which is crucial to support more handsets.
The list with a number of the Galaxy devices that are said to be receiving the Android 4.4 KitKat update includes:
1. Galaxy Grand and Grand DUOS
2. Galaxy Ace II
3. Galaxy S III mini
4. Galaxy Beam
5. Galaxy Express
6. Galaxy S Advance
7. Galaxy S II and S II Plus
8. Galaxy Premier
9. Galaxy Note I
10. Galaxy Young and Young DUOS
11. Galaxy Fame
12. Galaxy X Cover 2
13. Selected Galaxy Tabs
A number of Galaxy devices are set to get Android 4.4 KitKat right away:
1. Galaxy Note III
2. Galaxy S IV and other variants
3. Galaxy Note 8.0 and other variants
4. Upcoming Galaxy Note 10.1 and 12.2
5. Galaxy S IV mini
Android 4.4 KitKat Features on Samsung Galaxy devices:
- Wider network coverage and improved compatibility
- Enhances screen orientation responsiveness
- Better processor support on Exynos chipset
- More Samsung accessories compatible
- Speeds up the RAM and overall performance
- Additional cloud storage with Android’s exclusive Cloud system
- More battery juice on your device