Original Galaxy S3 I9300 KitKat update won’t arrive officially
The Korean company has confirmed that the Android 4.4 KitKat update will arrive soon to your Samsung Galaxy S3 but not for all versions. They are leaving the original Galaxy S3 I9300 behind and even the Galaxy S3 mini is not receiving the update too. In fact they are upgrading the Galaxy S3 with 2GB RAM card and the original Galaxy S3 packs just 1GB RAM. So what to do now with the GS3 to taste the Android’s KitKat chocolate? Simply make way to some powerful custom ROMs for the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S3 mini. Third party Android developers are not forgetting the phone in their kitchens and they have cooked many delicious ROMs such as SmartDroid and SuperNexus for I9300 and Omni for GS3 mini.
Samsung stated that:
“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.”