Samsung is planning to roll out latest Android 4.4 KitKat firmware update (KRT16) to its mid-level low cost smartphones such as Galaxy S3 mini GT I8190, Galaxy S4 mini GT-I9190, Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070, Galaxy Fresh GT-S7390, Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160, Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7270, Galaxy FAME GT-S6810 and Galaxy Core GT-I8262.
The news comes from a leaked internal document of Samsung’s update plans. If we found the full details, then there might be soe more handsets hiding behind the screen (or in tab) in the list.
Last month, the company had revealed its plans to update its high-end smartphone lineups to Android KitKat such as Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2 and Note 3. In this plan, the first device is supposed to get the firmware rollout as early as the January. The support of the OS to the devices with lower specifications (KitKat’s RAM requirement is only 512MB) and to increase the marketability of the firm’s after sales services, Samsung might have made a decision to update furthermore devices to the latest software version.
We don’t know, why Samsung excluded the once-popular Galaxy S2 handsets from the list. However, the lower-end devices such as Galaxy Y, Galaxy Y Duos, Galaxy Ace and Galaxy S would have been updated to the latest firmware, but the TouchWiz UI of the company over the Android OS might want few more percent of RAM and hardware compatibility to work on these devices, hence not included in the list.