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Samsung Galaxy S5 rumored to get Android 4.4.3 this month, S4 to follow

June 13, 2014
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New rumors suggest the Samsung Galaxy S5 is set to receive a very welcomed update to Android 4.4.3 this month, with the previous-generation Samsung Galaxy S4 to follow in July. This makes for one of the fastest proliferations we have seen in a new Android version.

We are not sure if updates are getting much easier to handle or manufacturers are finally improving their game. Android 4.4.3 emerged at the beginning of June, and so far Nexus, Google Play Edition and even Motorola devices have gotten the anticipated update.

This rumor originates from a leaked document, which states the SM-G900F and SM-G900H will both be updated this month. The first would be the international, unlocked version, while the latter is a model compatible with US, Canadian and Latin American carriers (also unlocked).


Carrier versions will need to go through their test periods and be approved by their respective network providers, which means it may still take a while before you see the update showing up. The Samsung Galaxy S4 version slated to get Android 4.4.3 next month is also an unlocked iteration of the device, labeled under model number GT-I9506.

Software updates are looking bright in this Android universe us geeks live in. We certainly hope more manufacturers follow suit and get faster with their updates. Granted, this was not an upgrade that brought huge changes, but such speedy delivery has been unheard of until now. Unless you had a Nexus device, that is. And sometimes even those took longer to get updated!

Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on

Those who want to learn more about Android 4.4.3 can go ahead and check out some of our previous coverage, in which we go through the new features and Google’s handling of bug fixes. Otherwise, stick around for upcoming details on these updates!

Also, don’t forget these leaks don’t always prove to be true. We wouldn’t hold our breath on these updates, at least until more details emerge.