With Android 4.4 KitKat official for more than a month now, it’s certainly a little odd to still be left in a fog as to what exactly will the new OS bring to the table in terms of updates and new features.
But what’s even weirder is no OEM looks keen to announce any kind of upgrade timelines or even throw a few names at us of devices bound to get chocolaty. And the cherry on top is we’re extremely light on rumors as well, with LG’s Optimus G (of all phones) essentially the only one mentioned in a report so far in respect to a 4.4 bump.
Well, the one year-old Optimus G is no longer alone in the KitKat rumor mill, being joined by… Samsung’s Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4 Mini. Oh, come on, more mid-rangers? This is getting ridiculous.
It really is, but it’s not like anyone expects Samsung to update the S4 Mini before the S4. Or the Megas before the Note 3.
The fact that the two modest names have been revealed is likely a mere coincidence, more so as the leaked document doesn’t spell out any Android 4.4 ETAs. It simply says the Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy Mega (probably in both 5.8 and 6.3-inch variants) will at some point “have a break, have a KitKat”.
The two three are also set to soon feature support for KNOX, Samsung’s new “comprehensive enterprise mobile solution for work and play”, as are the Note 2, GS4 and GS3. Interestingly, the internal document that unravels this whole thing hints at Android 4.3 Jelly Bean headed to the Note 2, S4 and S3, meaning the S4 Mini and Megas might skip on 4.3 altogether and leap straight to 4.4.
That of course is guesswork, with more concrete and official details coming sometime after Google’s actual rolling out of Android 4.4 to Nexus devices, so probably next month. Stay tuned.
Source: Sam Mobile