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Galaxy S5 could be among the first phones to get an upcoming new version of Android

Galaxy S5 Android 4.4.3 KitKat Update

Samsung isn’t exactly known for releasing fast Android updates to its handsets and tablets, including flagship devices, but it looks like the company is already testing the latest Android version on its latest flagship handset.

According to SamMobile, Samsung is working with an Android 4.4.3 KitKat build (version KTU70) on the Galaxy S5, although it’s not clear when the company will actually release it. Apparently, Samsung is integrating its own software with Android 4.4.3 and could release the update a month after Nexus devices get it.

Google has been rumored for a while to be working on a KitKat 4.4.3 update, although nothing has materialized yet and until Google releases the new update, Samsung won’t update the Galaxy S5 either.

Additionally, Samsung is also testing the Android 4.4.3 update on its 2013 flagship handset, the Galaxy S4 (the LTE-A variant), and will update more mid-range devices to Android 4.4.2 KitKat in the future.

According to documents received by the publication, various handsets including the Galaxy Note 2 LTE, Galaxy S3 LTE, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S4 Mini LTE, Galaxy Note 3 Neo, Galaxy Grand 2, Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 should receive their Android 4.4.2 builds in May and June. It’s not clear when those devices will get Android 4.4.3.

The Galaxy S3 international version is still left out of the upcoming update.

Images showing the purported internal documents detailing Samsung’s KitKat update plans follow below.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.