Unlocked Galaxy S5 And Galaxy S4 Rumored To Be Updated To Android 4.4.3 Soon

June 13, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz


Android 4.4.3 has well made its way to the majority of Nexus and GPe devices if not all of them at this point, but we’re still waiting on when it starts hitting some of this year and last years flagship devices. While some OEMs are faster than others at getting these updates out, it can still take some time for most of them. So when will Android 4.4.3 Kit Kat roll out to devices like the Galaxy S5 and others? Well according to Android Geeks the Galaxy S5 is due to get its 4.4.3 update this month sometime. That’s not all either, as Samsung is reported to start pushing the 4.4.3 update for the Galaxy S4 next month.

Now the updates aren’t going out to just any variations of the handset. With all Android updates, the manufacturer has to test them out and once they’re ready to go they move hands to the carrier, who has to test them as well. Samsung is the one releasing this update directly so this is going for the unlocked version of the Galaxy S5. It is compatible with some of the U.S. carriers(GSM) so some of you here in the states may end up getting the update in question if you have one of the unlocked models. The information comes from a leaked document that refers to the SM-G900H model as well as the international unlocked version of the S5 which carries the model number SM-G900F.

If you’re using an international Galaxy S4 carrying the model number GT-i9506, be on the lookout for the update to hit your device next month as we stated above that the rumor suggests this device will be updating to Android 4.4.3 as well, just not as soon. If you use a carrier branded version of either device, you’ll have to wait a little longer before your update comes through. At the moment there isn’t any word about when any of the four major U.S. carriers plan to update the Galaxy S5 or the Galaxy S4 to Android 4.4.3 or if testing has already begun on those models. However this isn’t a major update so you’re not missing out on much. If you own a Verizon Galaxy Note II though, you should be getting your update to Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat right about now, which has been a long time coming.