Sad news folks. Samsung won’t be releasing the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the international variant of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S III, quoting the lack of RAM as a reason.
Yeah, it’s bogus explanation given the fact that Google optimized KitKat to work smoothly even on devices with 512MB of RAM. Samsung has a different problem though — all of its phones ship with a ton of bloatware and that’s causing the problem. Still, they should be able to re-code TouchWIZ to make this happen, but they don’t seem to care that much. I would guess it’s not an easy task, but nevertheless – we’re talking about the company’s flagship device for 2012.
The good thing is that North American model will get the new software thanks to its 2GB of RAM (and slower processor).
My guess is that this is Samsung’s way to push users to update to the hot-new Galaxy S5. Or something of that sort… What do you think?