The oldest Samsung device updated to KitKat: Galaxy Note 10.1
Old devices don’t use to receive updates. In most cases, after 18 months the companies give up with the software support and we are forced to go to custom ROMs if we want to keep our devices updated. This uses to be the fate of most android devices after 18 or 24 months of live.
However, Samsung has made a surprising move and has updated one of his most characteristics tablets, the Galaxy Note 10.1. The actualization come more than two years later than its release, something highly unusual these days.
The Galaxy Note 3 is a high end device, with a quad-core Exynos 4 processor running at 1.4 GHz. It also features 2 GB of RAM and a graphic card from Mali. The Note 10.1 has an LCD 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. There are several models on the market with different internal memories, ranging from 16 to 64 GB, with support for SD card up to 64 GB. The Galaxy Note 10.1 has two cameras, a 1.9 MP one in the front and another one in the back, with 5 MP and flash LED.
It’s still a good device these days. It features all sort of sensors, such as accelerometer, compass, ambient light and gyroscope. It also offers the possibility to work with several windows in multitasking mode.
The reasons for this update are not clear, as it’s by no means common that a two years old device receives an update to the last OS available. However, it could be related with the fact that it has been the highest-end tables from the company until the release of the Galaxy Tab S series.
Source: El AndroideLibre.