Google surprised the tech world by announcing the arrival of a new Android version – 4.4 KitKat. It was in July that Android 4.3 was rolled out. The update was not a major one and is still to be made available on many smartphones. And now comes new rumor on Android 4.4 KitKat. Google has not disclosed anything on the official release date and features of the Android 4.4 KitKat OS.
It was only just before the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 had arrived officially, Google proclaimed about the new Android upgrade i.e. v4.4 KitKat which will arrive sometime in the future. Google has published a splash page which also shows you Nestle product on it.
According to the rumors, the Android v4.4 KitKat is expected to come out in October. Another major rumor that is spreading like wild fire is that Google is planning to replace the Nexus 4 with the new Nexus 5 and the handset is expected to be equipped with Android v4.4 KitKat. So, October 14 is believed to be the announcement date of Nexus 5 and it is the same day when the world will come to know details on v4.4 KitKat officially.
There is one mobile manufacturing company that has already announced the arrival of the update coming to one of its phone. We are talking about the Pantech brand which manufactures Android smartphones. Pantech has confirmed that it will be making the Android 4.4 KitKat available for its Vega Iron smartphone. Pantech had released this information through a tweet made through the official Twitter account.
Those have seen Pantech’s tweet confirms that the company did not mention any date but only claimed that the 4.4 Android update will be made available in the future for Vega Iron users. By this, we can say that the Vega Iron is the first handset to confirm to get the new Android update.
Other mobile brands have not spoken anything about making the update available for its phones since the update has itself not released yet. Well-known brands will not hurry in announcing it yet. They will rather wait for Google to official release the update and then it will take even more time as they will start working on finding out which devices will get the v4.4 KitKat update and when.
As we said before, many devices are still stuck on Android 4.2 like Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3. They are yet to receive Android v4.3 update. It is only when they are updated to Android v4.3; they stand to receive the Android 4.4 KitKat. Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 are supposed to receive Android 4.3 update in October. It is also speculated that some devices directly receive the v4.4 update by skipping out on Android 4.3.
It is been quite a tradition to only see the Google Nexus devices get the Android update first. Though Pantech has announced Android 4.4 update, we feel that the upgrade will be first made available on Nexus 5. Also, it will be made available first on other Nexus devices as well like the Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and Nexus 7.