Android 4.4.2 KitKat update begins rolling out for Galaxy Note 3
The update arrives with major improvements that reportedly increase the whole performance of the device
Owners of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in Poland rejoice because the Android 4.2.2 KitKat update is finally rolling out for their devices with model number SM-N9005. For everyone else, Samsung promises that the operating system will soon receive its update, starting with European countries.
Few days ago, Sam Mobile managed to leak the test firmware with a whole tutorial for users to update their Galaxy Note 3 to the latest KitKat. We don’t mind earlier unofficial updates, however it’s somehow funny considering the fact it took no more than two days for Samsung to officially start rolling it out.
So far, the update is available only via Kies and it targets the unlocked SM-N9005 Galaxy Note 3 (with quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, the LTE variant) in Poland, but over the air one is coming pretty soon as well.
The update arrives with few changes to the user interface as well as major improvements that reportedly increase the whole performance. According to the report, the biggest tweak is the move to all white status icons along with the KitKat stock design. As this is a Samsung, the toggles in the notification drop-drown retain its green attire. In addition, there’s a quicker access to the camera button on the lock screen and the layout of the default keyboard can turn into a landscape mode.
Of course, you need to be patient as the update just kicked off and it will take time to arrive to your device, with unlocked variants of the Galaxy Note 3 getting priority. You can still try out the test firmware, however you do it at your own risk.
- Model: SM-N9005
- Country: Poland
- Version: Android 4.4.2
- Changelist: 340325
- Build date: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:20:24 +0000
- Product Code: XEO
- PDA: N9005XXUENA6
- CSC: N9005OXXENA5
- MODEM: N9005XXUENA2