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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat update

Samsung has reportedly flipped the switch and begun rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update to the LTE variant of the Galaxy Note 3.


According to SamMobile, the update is now available in Poland for the Snapdragon variant, with build number N9005XXUENA6. A French carrier had revealed last month that Samsung’s third-generation phablet flagship would start receiving the update in late January, so it looks like the Korean manufacturer hasn’t wasted any time in getting everything together and commencing the rollout right on schedule.

The changelog for the update includes a tweaked interface (status bar icons are now completely white, a camera shortcut has been added to the lock screen), faster performance and higher benchmark results, and improved memory usage; KitKat is a relatively minor Android update when it comes to user-facing changes and features, and it seems Samsung hasn’t added any noticeable features of its own on top, which is probably why the company was able to push out the update so quickly.

The update should be making its way to more and more users and regions in the coming weeks, both over the air and through Samsung Kies. As usual, the wait could be considerably longer for carrier-locked variants, though hopefully the latest version of Android will be on every Galaxy Note 3 out there before Samsung unveils its next flagship and starts ignoring existing devices in the process.

Abhijeet Mishra
Abhijeet holds an avid interest in technology, and when he's not tinkering with this smartphone or covering the latest development in the mobile world (or singing along to classics from Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra), he can be found reading a novel or two.

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