According to some recent reports, Samsung might not update the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat at all, but nothing is one hundred percent sure for the moment.
The first announcement about the update came from Samsung Saudi Arabia, which said that Galaxy S3 might be updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat by the end of March, but they later reported that it might not get updated at all. Soon after that, it’s been also reported that Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will also not be updated to KitKat.
It seems like Samsung itself isn’t very sure about the updates, so we can still hope that Galaxy S3 and Note 2 users won’t be left in the dark, considering they are two relatively new flagship devices. If this happens, it means we can’t expect support for more than two years from Samsung, which is a shame.
Lately we’ve seen smartphone makers struggle to keep their devices updated, as this is one of the biggest customers’ wishes, but they might only focus on the latest smartphones. This year we’ve seen the fastest updates ever for the new smartphones coming from most big phone makers like Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony, and LG.
It’s pretty clear that Samsung wants Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 users to upgrade to newer smartphones and that might even be a reason to stop updating them, but this will definitely make some users angry. If Samsung decides to stop updating smartphones after two years, then other manufacturers will definitely take advantage of this and start offering update guarantees, as HTC just did last month with some of their smartphones.