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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 gets its Android 4.4 KitKat update at AT&T

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 gets its Android 4.4 KitKat update at AT&T

Just one day after it started rolling out KitKat to its HTC One mini, AT&T is now ready to update its Samsung Galaxy Note 3, too. Owners of AT&T’s Note 3 should be able to update their device to Android 4.4.2 as of today (though it's possible that not everyone will get the new version of the OS right away).

Launched by AT&T last year, the Galaxy Note 3 initially ran Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. At the moment, AT&T is (still) selling it for $299.99 on contract.

Here’s the changelog for the 4.4.2 KitKat update:

  • Improved user interface: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as re-styled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen-immersive mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security and smarter power use.
  • Default messaging app: Choose a default messaging app when multiple messaging services are installed.
  • Improved GPS performance.
  • Enhanced music access: Full screen album art and media controls are available from the lock screen when listening to music.
  • Camera access: The camera can also be accessed directly from the lock screen.
  • Location menu: An integrated location menu enables users to easily activate GPS and share location details.
  • Wireless printing: Integrated support for wireless printing available in enhanced settings.
  • New sound controls: Set sound for specific Samsung applications in enhanced settings.
For a ”successful install,” AT&T recommends you to have at least 50% of the battery full. Happy updating!

source: AT&T

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posted on 27 Mar 2014, 11:43 1

1. Xavier1415 (Posts: 22; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Bout damn time!!!!!! Updating mines now. Charlotte nc area

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 13:41

12. monkeylarue1 (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


I agree homie!

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 11:43 1

2. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 461; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


About time!

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 11:48 2

3. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 396; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


I would really like my Verizon GS3 update asap. Hopefully it'll recover some of the battery life lost in the 4.3 update. Also, I'm pumped for emoji because I'm a teenage white girl at heart.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 13:08 3

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The emoji support is amazing. Use them all the time lol.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 14:55 1

15. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 396; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


My phone already has most of the emojis, but they're black and white and annoying to access. Really excited for native, full color support.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 15:49 2

16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I prefer using Google keyboard since I can easily hold the enter button and pull up the emojis. It has a better auto correct system than the stock Samsung one too.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 16:13

18. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 396; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


On 4.3 the Google keyboard only has a few, very lame, emojis.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 11:51

4. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Whoaaaa!!! Looks like att ,finally got they shyt together..(updates)

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 12:08

5. NoFanboy (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Of course as soon as I get the HTC one

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 12:31 3

6. pocketbook (Posts: 20; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


VERIZON HURRY IT UP.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 14:06

14. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 180; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


Verizon Note 3 user here, too. Every time I read another carrier's Note got the update I'm like, "Tf bruh?"

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 12:35

7. nothingmuch (Posts: 183; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Yaaaaaaaaayyy! Now that 4.4.3 is in tow, the wait will continue the never ending battle

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 12:56

8. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


And sadly, I'm still waiting on Verizon to release theirs.... Sigh

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 13:08

10. LeBrownJames (Posts: 156; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)


Once I get my update, I won't have any problem with my Note 3 and I won't complain on Twitter about my phone rebooting and erasing data by itself. With that solve, I'm sure I'm going to win my 3rd NBA Championship! lol! :)

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 15:50 1

17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Troll comment of the day ladies and gentlemen.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 19:04

25. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Surely what a lye and a big troll he is,,,

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 13:41

11. monkeylarue1 (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


This made me cheer! Bout damn time!

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 13:53 3

13. sudbury78 (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


God damn you Verizon. Fail as usual :(

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 16:50

19. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Hope it works better then the T-Mobile update of Kitkat, it was absolute hell for 2 weeks due to battery life issues, wifi dropage, cellular connection, no matter what I did and two Note 3's, it was still an absolute crap of an update. On my 3rd Note 3 on Jelly Bean and no issues. Gonna avoid KitKat all together

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 18:12

20. srgonu (Posts: 72; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


It took more than a month after T-mobile update.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 18:39

21. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Which is unreliable as hell

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:22

22. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 92; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


I upgraded two units and it is much faster now. Initially it kept saying WiFi too slow and would refused to connect. I left it alone and it did it by itself (both). It takes more than an hour. I had to restart them twice. Fist time the screen was frozen working only with the Spen. Clipper and avast and such show now at the bottom. The screen has more light or contrast it seems at the same settings. This is a great phone getting even better. It is amazing what a software upgrade can do to the hardware, sort of. It will resuscitate some 2 years old cell phone I firmly believe. It is incredibly fast now. I listen to Bloomberg radio, Pandora.. I use them to take credit card for the business and people are thrill to sign with the Spen. They fill good about it. The Spen is a winner.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:24

23. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 92; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


-feel-

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 08:15

24. Faisal8 (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


When i get it to my galaxy note 3 . And I am from Saudi Arabia

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 23:16

26. box14380 (Posts: 21; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


I am from Dhahran, KSA. I've updated 4.4.2 Kitkat to my Note 3 from last month by rooting it through Odin.

I downloaded the firmware (from Sammobile) for release in Argentina and it just work fine and get significant improvements on the battery and others. Downside is that the Play (Google) music player was removed.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 15:16

27. Faisal8 (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I know I can update through Odin..But for better to have the update by the company. This is the best for my device

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 15:58

28. maulgandhi (unregistered)


I have been waiting for this update since the 4.4.2 leak back in January. The performance and the battery life i got from the leaked update was unbelievable. battery life on jelly bean 4.3 was ok, i was getting 15-16 hours max, but with the leaked kitkat installed it was 24-25 hours with the same amount of use as before. With the official release, i am let down by Samsung and At&t, only get 19-20 hours, same amount of use. The another let down was not to see a brand new ui on note 3. i hope to see changes in ui in future updates. With Kitkat the ram management has gotten better. So far happy with the update, besides battery life.
Hope to see new features and new UI soon.

posted on 15 May 2014, 04:44

29. cdevries (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 May 2014)


After the update from 4.3 to 4.4.2 I have noticed that my camera settings are missing. Some features ex accessing the camera from the lock screen is not working. What do I do? Do I have to reset my cell?

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