Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th May 2014 17:51 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Despite the fact that even some of Samsung's own devices with just 512MB RAM run KitKat just fine, the company still claims the international Galaxy SIII's and SIII mini's 1GB of RAM is not enough to run KitKat.

In order to facilitate an effective upgrade on the Google platform, various hardware performances such as the memory (RAM, ROM, etc.), multi-tasking capabilities, and display must meet certain technical expectations. The Galaxy S3 and S3 mini 3G versions come equipped with 1GB RAM, which does not allow them to effectively support the platform upgrade. As a result of the Galaxy S3 and S3 mini 3G versions’ hardware limitation, they cannot effectively support the platform upgrade while continuing to provide the best consumer experience.

Do not buy Samsung phones.

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Comment by some1
by some1 on Sun 11th May 2014 00:03 UTC
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2010-10-05

Google themselves did not provide a KitKat update for Galaxy Nexus, which is almost identical to GS3 hardware-wise, saying that it's "too old".

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RE: Comment by some1
by ufoman on Sun 11th May 2014 00:59 in reply to "Comment by some1"
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2014-03-28

Not really, GNex used OMAP SoC, Internetional GS3 used Exynos. So, it seems like even Samsung ran into similar issues as devs trying to put custom roms on these phones ;) )

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