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Got an older Samsung smartphone or tablet? You still might get Android KitKat 4.4.2 according to the company, which announced a full list of devices that will see the software update beginning today. Some are nearly two years old, which is surprising as many devices 18 months old or more typically don’t receive updates. Here’s the full list for the U.S. market: Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 zoom, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III mini, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Light, Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition.

  1. Is there a list somewhere saying when various carriers are rolling out the update? I have an S4 on Cricket but I can never find out any update information for Cricket and when I ask them directly, they say they don’t know anything about if or when the phone will get an update (that was the case with 4.3 anyway).

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    1. Unfortunately, it’s up to Cricket to share that information as it should be pushing the updates out unless the company has a special arrangement from Samsung to allow Samsung to send out the software.

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  2. kevin
    what should I do with my galaxy tab 8.9–running an ICS 4.0.??–I like the form factor and its does most of what I want–does this eventually become ewatse!!!

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    1. If the device still does most of what you want, that’s a good thing! ;) But if you want “more”, you could always look into flashing a custom ROM built on Android 4.2 or better. Here’s a bunch: http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-tab-8-9/development

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  3. Christophe Eyquem Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    But still no Galaxy Nexus in this list :-(

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    1. Sadly, that ship has sailed. I really enjoyed my Galaxy Nexus; one of my fave phones of all time.

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  4. Is there any chance that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 getting 4.4.2 software?

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    1. I managed to put CM11 on my GT2 7″ (but the extsdcard is reported as blank and I suspect IR blaster does not work. Other than that, pretty sweet….)

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  5. when is samsung galaxy tab 3 7.0 getting the update

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