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New Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat Update Detail Slips



With the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update seeming stalled, possibly so that Samsung can fix a major issue on board, Galaxy Note 3 owners are unsurprisingly searching for answers in regard to their missing KitKat updates. We’ve been trying to track down as much information as we can and today, we have one new Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update detail to share.

Earlier this year, Samsung surprisingly started rolling out the Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update. The update was surprising because it beat the Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat update to release and because it rolled out without any prior warning. The update, for the moment, is limited to a few regions around the world though it’s not clear why the roll out is taking so long to push.

Galaxy Note 3 vs iPad mini 2-5

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update users did encounter an issue with third-party accessories and Samsung did promise a fix for the problem. So, perhaps, Samsung and its carrier partners are working to iron out this issue before they roll out any more Android 4.4 KitKat upgrades.

Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat details are scarce though carriers are starting to release information about their respective upgrades. Last week, we saw Canadian carrier Rogers suggest that both the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat updates are coming soon. And today, another carrier has confirmed a Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update for arrival.

ThreeUK, in response to a question on Twitter, claims that its Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update is in testing at the moment. It does not go into any details about its release but it’s a sign that the update is on the way to at least some customers in the United Kingdom. Before today, we had yet to see any kind of confirmation for that region.

Because the update is in testing, doesn’t mean that a release is close. Testing is unpredictable and carriers move at their own pace, weeding out issues and optimizing the software for public consumption. Still, this is fantastic news for users on ThreeUK and it likely means that other carriers in the UK, and elsewhere, are also working on the update in their labs.

American carriers remain mum about the Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update though we did see the AT&T Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update leak out well ahead of time in January.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat update is not a massive change from Android 4.3 Jelly Bean but it does deliver a number of likeable features including emoji support and an easy way to switch between the default messaging app and Hangouts.



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  2. Neville Hayfield

    02/13/2014 at 1:47 am

    What about unlocked international Note 3 ? Any info ?

  3. Jim

    02/13/2014 at 7:46 am

    No excuse Samsung, it’s not like it is your ‘El Cheapo phone, it’s just your top of the line model.

  4. TheBeard

    02/13/2014 at 7:51 am

    So so close to adding a custom ROM to my S4, I mean waiting this long for an update, might as well go back to apple at least then we all get the same update at the same time. Sorry to say Samsung this will be the last handset I have off you, Nexus all the way in from on here.

  5. Adrian Craig

    02/13/2014 at 8:10 am

    I know it’s annoying but the slow updates are actually a blessing in disguise, it hampers their use of updates in effecting planned obsolescence which apple does much better than samsung.

  6. TheBeard

    02/13/2014 at 8:24 am

    I do see where your coming from, but I can download 4.4.2 working ROM with S-Case access now with no bugs, Or even 4.4.2 Google Pure with no issues. It just confounds me as to why it takes Samsung 4 months to release.

  7. Nick P

    02/13/2014 at 1:00 pm

    i also asked fido, bell and telus and they all said the 4.4 kit kat for s4 and note 3 are coming very soon :D

  8. Tim Reed

    02/14/2014 at 12:48 am

    Just tonight they updated the MotoX to 4.4.2 about 3 hrs ago actually (US Cellular) but I have the SGN3 and still no updates :( pay for their most expensive phone, and wait the longest?? go figure.

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