The official update to the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 device is being sent to the Indian users now, after it was rolled out to a few other places around the world. The Indian variant is the Octa-core one, with the 1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad cores with 3GB of RAM. The Snapdragon versions of the Galaxy Note 3 had started receiving the latest update with the devices in Poland being the first to get it.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android phablet was launched in 2013, and it was running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box. Although Google had announced the Android KitKat OS in the end of 2013, Samsung didn’t take long to make changes and push out the updates, being quite ahead of the other brands which are still promising to push the OTA updates to the flagship devices, but that hasn’t happened yet.
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The Android 4.4.2 Update to the Galaxy Note 3 in India is of size of around 361MB and the device should be connected to the Wi-Fi for the update to be downloaded and installed. The update page says that the list of changes include, but are not limited to:
- Device stability improvements and bug fixes
- New and / or enhanced features
- Further improvements to performance
The build number of the update is N9005XXUENA6, and the noticeable interface changes that we see in this update are –
- Camera shortcut seen in the lockscreen
- Status bar icons now white in color from the green color previously
- Full screen music album art seen in the lockscreen
We’ll have to wait to see any official change log given from Samsung, but that isn’t going to make you wait for the update to be downloaded and installed on your Galaxy Note 3 device. You can choose from either the Samsung Kies or the OTA option to update the Note 3 to the Android 4.4.2 OS. To update your Note 3, you will need to go to Settings > About > Software Update and check for the updates available, and if lucky, you might already have got the update notification on the home screen of your device itself.
Check out the list of Android phones which would receive Android 4.4 KitKat update in the near future.