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According to Samsung, the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy S III mini are not capable of running KitKat smoothly as both have only 1GB of RAM, which has apparently not been enough to get KitKat working properly on either device. Here’s the official statement

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“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


This is as official as things can get, and Samsung’s statement confirms our fears of the amount of RAM being the issue. Now, before you say “but KitKat supports 512MB RAM devices and is running on a couple of new Samsung devices with 512MB of RAM already!”, KitKat runs fine with that amount of memory only on stock Android, which does not have any of the added features or bloat that Samsung (and other non-Nexus phones come with.) Also, the newer Samsung devices are running a lighter and newer version of TouchWiz that debuted on the Galaxy S5, which we’re guessing is something Samsung doesn’t want to bring to the Galaxy S III as it would affect sales of its newer devices (and not to mention those low-end devices don’t have all the features that you would find on flagship devices.)

In any case, it looks like Android 4.3 is the last update the Galaxy S III will get (and Android 4.2 on the S III mini), and the official statement should finally put the matter to rest. The Galaxy S III had a good run, going from Android 4.0 to Android 4.3 since launch, but it looks like Samsung won’t be extending any further update love to one of its best-selling smartphones.


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I'm betting we won't have it.

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I definitely think it will happen, but you never know until it happens. I don't know why you "dream" about it, is it nice to have the newer Android officially from Samsung, yes, but is it that much better than 4.3, no. Don't get me wrong though, I would love to see it coming to my S3, but when it doesn't, no biggie!
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4.1.2 is faster and smoother than 4.3,that's why I would like to have a change. I can't stay with 4.3 for long.
I'm sure that samsung will release it. 3.5 months are left before Galaxy S3 will get 2 years old and that's a pretty big number. It's not possible that Samsung will keep us empty all this months.
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4.1.2 is faster and smoother than 4.3,that's why I would like to have a change. I can't stay with 4.3 for long.
I'm sure that samsung will release it. 3.5 months are left before Galaxy S3 will get 2 years old and that's a pretty big number. It's not possible that Samsung will keep us empty all this months.

I dont think we will get official 4.4 and do agree when android version increase it becomes more laggy

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With problems Samsung had in releasing 4.3, it should be sometime before they release 4.4.X.... But when it comes I think it should be very good since KK is optimized for 512MB rams..
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I dont think we will get official 4.4 and do agree when android version increase it becomes more laggy

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Be more optimistic man, did samsung disappoint you so far? I think we'll get KK.

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I think samsung will release kk today

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I think samsung will release kk today

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Yup , let's wait ^_^
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