I wrote to Samsung here in the UK about the s3 mini and a possible update to 4.4 I was fed up with all the rumour. There will be no update to 4.4. There must be reasons for this. The reason must be both processor and RAM specs. Kitkat will run on the S3 mini but it is not commercially viable. All this is supposition. But the word is official there are no plans for 4.4.