Samsung has announced several of its smartphone and tablet devices will be joining the KitKat party beginning today. Unfortunately, there is still some question about when the update will happen for which particular devices, and it’s expected to be a few months before the update goes into effect for all devices. The tablet devices that will be getting the latest Android version include the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, Galaxy Note 10.1, all three size versions (7, 8, and 10.1 inch) of Galaxy Tab 3, and Galaxy Note 8.0.
The smartphones that will be getting Android KitKat include Note 3 and Note 2 devices, the entire Galaxy S4 line, Galaxy S3 (both the standard and mini versions), the Galaxy Mega 6.3, and Galaxy Light.
As for the benefit of the update, users can look forward to an enhanced messaging experience brought about by the new Hangout app, an enhanced UI with the introduction of new icons, and the usual performance upgrade. Google Mobile Service (GSM) apps get an upgrade in KitKat, which lets users automatically back up photos and videos. Users will also be able to open, view, rename, and share Google Docs and files after the upgrade.