The Android 4.4 KitKat version was recently announced and it is soon to be officially launched by Google when they would be coming up with the next version of Nexus, the Nexus 5 device. But it would always be a guessing game for the users, to see whether the 4.4 update would be coming to their device or not. With most of the high-end devices that were launched recently, one can easily expect that they would be receiving the KitKat update, but for the earlier devices, you will have to wait to see whether the manufacturer is deciding to send the update and whether the device hardware would be able to support it.
For now, keep checking the list below (updated daily) as soon as we get the information from the sources on the devices which are going to get the next big version of Android OS.
Update: Nexus Phones Android 4.4 Update
The Galaxy Nexus won’t get Android 4.4 as quoted by Google, because it has crossed the 18 month window period, while the later devices such as the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 would be getting the Android 4.4 update soon. The Nexus 5 which was launched today, would be coming with the 4.4 out of the box.
Samsung Phones to get Android 4.4 Update
For now, there is an internal Samsung Knox document which was leaked, and which showed a few devices which are going to get the Android 4.4 update, and the document actually showed the devices which would get the Samsung Knox in the coming update. The devices are as follows:
- Samsung Galaxy S4
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3
- Samsung Galaxy Mega (no confirmation whether the 5.8, 6.3 or both)
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- Samsung Galaxy Note II
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 & Tab 2
The Galaxy S3 and Note II have been facing a few regional lock issues and that is what is prompting Samsung to come up with a major update on these devices, as confirmed by one of the Samsung representatives. But again, the document mentions it is the S3 which has 2GB of RAM, and that is the U.S. version which might be getting the update, and the International users might have to wait and watch if Samsung has made it ready for their devices too or not.
Sony Phones to get Android 4.4 Update
There was a recent leak showing that the Sony Xperia Z1, the latest flagship device from the company, might be getting the Android 4.4 update and this is quite more than just rumors because Sony won’t be ignoring this year’s flagship models while preparing the updates. Here’s a list of devices:
- Sony Xperia Z1
- Sony Xperia Z
- Sony Xperia Z Ultra
- Sony Xperia Tablet Z
- Sony Xperia Tablet S
The Xperia Z1 has still got the Android 4.2 version, and hasn’t got the 4.3 update, but if Sony decides to skip that and goes directly to the 4.4 KitKat version, that should be a good news to the users waiting for an update.
HTC Phones to get Android 4.4 Update
The HTC One Max is to be announced very soon, and that should be anyways getting the update after the launch, but the devices which are expected to get the Android 4.4 KitKat update after its launch, includes HTC One.
- HTC One
- HTC One X+
- HTC One X
- New Desire series phones launched in 2013
- HTC Droid DNA
- HTC J
- HTC Butterfly
LG Phones to get Android 4.4 Update
We did hear that the LG Optimus G Pro might be receiving the update a little later, but the LG G2, latest flagship smartphone from the company is sure to get the KitKat version of Android very soon after the launch.
- LG G2
- LG Nexus 4
- LG Optimus L7, L5, L3
- LG Optimus G
- LG Optimus G Pro
- LG Optimus VU
This is just the initial list, which is subject to change anytime once we keep seeing some actual confirmation or leak from the sources. We would try to keep updating this page every time there’s some news flowing around.
Note: Do comment which Android phone you own, and we will be letting you know whether the KitKat update would be coming to that device or not.