Google announced their new OS Android Kitkat 4.4 a couple of months back and for being the newest OS out there in the line of Android, the most popular as well, but the question is when will your phone get the new update as a lot of Android users are anxiously waiting to try it on their smartphones.
Android Kitkat 4.4 is optimized so well that even a smartphone with 512MB of RAM would have no problem running it smoothly but that does not look like the case as only the good smartphones are receiving the updates while the low end smartphones are left behind. We have a list for you about the smartphones and details about when they will get their updates, but in case you don’t see you smartphone listed in there, chances are you smartphone might not get an update.
Galaxy S4 – To be updated in January
Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition – Already updated
Galaxy Note 3 – Updates already available in a few European countries
Galaxy S4 – Will get updated in March or April
Galaxy Note 2 – Will get updated in March or April
HTC ONE Google Play Edition – Updates just started rolling out
HTC ONE – By the end of January
HTC ONE Mini – In around 3 months
HTC ONE MAX – In around 3 months
LG G2 – By the end of first quarter of 2014
Sony Xperia Z1 – At the end of January or starting of February
Moto X – Updates are already available
Moto G – Updates already available
Nexus 4 – Updates already available
Nexus 7 – Updates already available
Nexus 10 – updates already available
All the devices listed above are high end devices and it seems pretty unfair by these companies not to release the new Android Kitkat 4.4 for some of the old or low end devices that would have no problem running the OS smoothly. For those who won’t get the new updates will probably stick to custom ROMS like Cyanogenmod and many others. The list will get updated and even more smartphones will join the line but for now this is all we have.
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