Update brings some Samsung Galaxy S5 features to the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Update brings some Samsung Galaxy S5 features to the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3
One of our loyal readers owns the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. He was generous enough to send us screenshots, showing us that his trusty phablet had just received an update that includes some features from the Samsung Galaxy S5. One of these is the Download Booster. This allows files of 30MB or larger, to be quickly downloaded by using a combination of Wi-Fi and the carrier's LTE network at the same time. Just remember that when Wi-Fi calling is being used, this feature is disabled.

Another update borrowed from the Galaxy S5 is Kids Mode. With a special Kids Store, free and paid apps can be downloaded. To prevent Junior from buying $500 of games in five minutes, parents can set up a PIN number that can be used to verify purchases. There is plenty here to keep your average pre-teen entertained for hours.

T-Mobile's web site has no changelist for the update, but if you do receive notification that it has arrived on your phone, your best bet is to download it while connected to a Wi-Fi network. And make sure that your batteries are at least 50% charged.


Thanks for the tip, Marco!

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Galaxy Note3
  • Display 5.7 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

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