A new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update has been spotted for the United States as carriers look to keep up with the likes of the Sprint and U.S. Cellular, both of which who rolled out the Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update earlier this month.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update roll out is underway in the United States but the update remains confined to two carriers. Sprint and U.S. Cellular remain the only carriers with Galaxy Note 3′s running Android 4.4 KitKat though that should certainly change in the weeks ahead.
A few days ago, the unreleased AT&T Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update made an appearance on Samsung’s website, a sign that the update is getting closer, and today, the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update’s source code has emerged on Samsung’s website, a sign that the update is very close.
Samsung posted the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900T) Android 4.4 KitKat update to its Open Source site for developers. As noted by TMoNews, this is not the public release and those who aren’t developers or adept tinkerers should avoid the software. What it does mean is that a public release is probably close.
How close, we can’t say. What we can say is that we saw the Sprint Galaxy Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates posted in Samsung’s Open Source section just a few days ahead of their arrival.
Once the update is live, Samsung will likely post the details on its website. There, users will be able to find all of the details regarding the update and its features.
When it comes to features, the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update should mirror the two other updates that have hit the United States. It’s expected to be dominated by mainly Android 4.4 KitKat features though, as we’ve seen, it’s possible that T-Mobile will put its own twist on the update, adding its own fixes and enhancements.
We still haven’t seen the source code for the T-Mobile Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat update touch down but we have seen the update listed on Samsung’s website. It’s a sign that something is close for Galaxy S4 owners as well.
This leaves the Verizon Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat updates as the only updates that have yet to show up. Verizon is historically last to major Android updates and it appears that the carrier might live up to its reputation with these two Android 4.4 KitKat upgrades. Nothing is set in stone but users should not expect Verizon to confirm dates ahead of time.