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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 getting updated with Galaxy S5 features: Download Booster and KNOX 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 getting updated with Galaxy S5 features: Download Booster and KNOX 2

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is starting to receive an update, granting it some of the features previously reserved only for the flagship Galaxy S5.

This new update is already rolling out in select markets like the UK (as always, it’s a gradual roll-out, so you might need to wait a few weeks until it arrives to your region), and it’s available for the Snapdragon 800-powered Note 3 version.

What are the new features that it brings? The first one is KNOX 2.0, Samsung’s secure enterprise mobile platform, allowing companies to better handle bring-your-own-device (BYOD) situations. KNOX is basically a platform that strengthens your phone’s security on all levels - from all the way down in the kernel to the apps. With a secure device, companies can save money purchasing separate work phones (and tablets) for employees, and instead allow them to use their personal phone, but securely, without leaking sensitive company data.

The other new feature making its way onto the Galaxy Note 3 is Download Booster, which allows users to download files quicker by combining the power of their cellular (4G LTE in the Note 3) connectivity with their Wi-Fi connection. This maximum speed will be of particular value for large files that you need to download in a rush.

The new Galaxy Note 3 firmware comes in at around 185MB and is being pushed over the air.

source: GSM Arena

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posted on 30 Jun 2014, 09:28 1

1. hipnotika (Posts: 298; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


Google won’t let Samsung bring TouchWiz to Android Wear

haahahaha :))) bulls**t touchwiz :D finally google understood truth :D

source :http://bgr.com/2014/06/30/google-android-wear-touchwiz/

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 09:30 27

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8231; Member since: 14 May 2012)


People, let's take a moment and recognize the troll for a failed attempt at a cheap bash.

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 10:00 7

8. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 726; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Especially since Google won't allow any skins on Android Car, Wear & TV. Nothing to do with touchwiz, no manufacturer is allowed to skin.

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 11:12 1

16. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Another failed attempt to troll as many other hipnotika's attempts but he is trying hard. :D

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 09:54 8

6. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


What does this have to do with the note 3?

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 10:22 2

10. Duketytz (Posts: 467; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Touchwiz is feature-packed, that's something we should appreciate. Different OEMs have different way in which they interprete and adapt the Android Os for their phones. Android wear and auto on the other hand is to give the consumers a much more uniformed experience across the devices. It's to bring ease to the people using it since that's what people need in a car or a smartwatch. So it's definitely not because it's touchwiz

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 11:13

17. Ashoaib (Posts: 1915; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


thats beauty of samsung that they are quick to update their phones

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 09:30 4

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8231; Member since: 14 May 2012)


T-Mobile Note 3 has this and works flawlessly.

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 09:41 1

4. joe1blue (Posts: 105; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


Yea i have the T-Mobile note 3 and it works flawlessly too, my nephew Has the S5 on sprint he's on a family plan with his dad and sprint doesn't have it included along with all of the other 3 so im sure the other companies will not include this feature. That's what makes them bad companies in my opinion they try to limit their customers on how they can use the device.

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 10:23 1

11. Duketytz (Posts: 467; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Hey! Does the download booster really help with the faster download speed? Thinking of getting a N4 when it comes out and downloads are pretty important to me!

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 11:11 1

15. Mreveryphone (Posts: 43; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Yes it does I used it to download asphalt 8 on my note 3 and it was done in no time. Usually that game takes forever to download.

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 12:14 1

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8231; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It uses both the WiFi and LTE signal and combines them together to download a file over 30MB faster. Since I have 100+Mbps (WiFi) and 40+Mbps (LTE), guess how fast I download games and stream YouTube videos? Less than a second. :)

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 09:48

5. xpr3ss10n (Posts: 55; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


This has been out for weeks on tmobile. This is a refresh of an article on PA already.

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 12:16 1

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8231; Member since: 14 May 2012)


No because noe the update is being pushed to European models. Reading is key.

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 09:57

7. bparkerson (unregistered)


Will this come to the Verizon Note 3 as well? I was hoping for the new enhanced ui too!

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 10:58 1

14. joe1blue (Posts: 105; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


No it will not be coming to Verizon because they removed the same features from the S5

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 10:11

9. Shatter (Posts: 2021; Member since: 29 May 2013)


I have had this on my tmobile note 3 for almost a month.

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 10:24

12. Dee79 (Posts: 45; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Its all good having a boster downloader, but the problem is, most website have download limitations.

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 10:25 1

13. Dee79 (Posts: 45; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Ps. What I wanna know is when or can we have the S5's power saving mode. That is an amazing peace of kit right there

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 13:46

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8231; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Won't. It's exclusive to the S5.

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 15:03

21. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


and still no new tw ui for last years flaghsip.

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 16:00

22. Lycan155 (Posts: 78; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


i really find it humiliating for sammy costumers that they are not even getting new look touchwiz for a flagship that was just released before s5 by only six months !!! really disappointed ..... my note 10.1 2012 is still stuck on 4.1 the daim thing has 2 gigs of ram quad core processor !!
all i can say that is why i have so much respect for apple they even updated the ipohone 4 with new look of ios even if it didnt get all features of ios7 . all im saying sammy should at least update their last year flagships with latest look and features of beatutiful touchwiz

+1 for apple for respecting their consumers ;)

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 17:18

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8231; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Google XDA and there you go.

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 17:50

24. skymitch89 (Posts: 1056; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


From reading people's comments, it seems like Samsung really needs to stop making soo many devices & soo many variants of each device. They've got soo many that they've probably forgotten that it's still out there.

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 21:11

25. brasstax (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The note 3 just keeps getting better and better. For nearly a year old phone, it can stand it's own against the "latest" flagships released in the first half of this year. Now with updates like these, I think I can skip the note 4 and wait for the note 5 instead.

If there was a hall of fame poll conducted for smartphones, I will place the note 3 in 1st place. There I said it. Now bracing myself to be ripped up by iPhone fans :)

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