Samsung’s android update details were leaked earlier this month where it was hinted that the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S3 mini were left behind due to the immense amount of bloat-ware in Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. A new document dated 21 May holds little hope for the flagship Galaxy S3, listed as unstable with no ETA whilst the S3 mini has disappeared completely. However, progress seems to have been made otherwise with all other models either in “pending” status or “final testing” with an ETA of June 2014. This is a huge improvement for Samsung compared to previous years where the manufacturer had left mid-tier and low-end phones in the dark with no android updates.
Another document with same day also leaked with the manufacturer’s plans for Android 4.4.3 – a yet unannounced update for the Android Operating System which is rumoured to be a humongous bug fix update for Nexus devices addressing the issue of random reboots amongst others. The build (KTU70) has been floating around along with the version number 4.4.3 which was recently seen in the advertisement/announcement video of the Moto E. This seems to be indicative that the update is indeed coming to android devices, most probably after the announcement of the next iteration of the operating system, expected to be called “Lollipop” though rumoured version numbers bounce between 4.5 and 5.0. According to the document, Samsung is hard at work “integrating” the 4.4.3 update with its TouchWiz UI for the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9506) and Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-900H & SM-900F). While the document does not list the Note 3 or other phones, it is expected that the update will be coming to all phones receiving the 4.4.2 update as Samsung has said it would support phones for up to 2 years. However, there is no ETA listed for any of the devices.