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Wed, Nov 13, 2013 3:41 AM
Any news when will Android 4.4 (aka Kit-Kat) be available for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 devices?
6 years ago
That's right guys, a 4.4.2 Kit Kat OS update was released yesterday morning! Here is a support article with everything you need to know about it:
Update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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Nothing has been announced yet. When we hear anything we'll make sure to let everybody here know.
Galaxy S4 is also to get Kit Kat. But with AT&T you never know. Other carriers will have it before us here.
KK 4.4 is mostly "under the hood" update; it's designed to with lowend handsets in mind, to a degree. It only requires 512 MB ram, whereas <4.3 is required 1 GB memory.
I wouldn't be concerned with losing any performance with KK upgrade - everything I've read so far has only shown substantially improved benchmark scores.
KitKat is primarily a refinement build, a sport-tuning if you will. It's a bit disingenuous to say it was made with low-end devices in mind, although it'll admittedly be great on them; the point was to maximize performance while minimizing power consumption.
Sadly as years go on I think we all realize that when new Android OS's come out they simply pass AT&T users by or we get them almost a year later, by the time there's already a new(er) version. Sad but true. Don't hold your breath.
Yeah it's too bad and really sad when you have a major carrier that takes FOREVER to update any of their devices to the new OS. oh sure Apple gets the stuff done quick because it is through them. Android takes way too long to get updated. I am sure it is because all of the engineers are swapping stories with upper management about how best to add more bloatware to the devices that want to make them run slow or update constantly. Yes... AT&T is REALLY QUICK about updating THEIR content and bloatware but they want to make us suffer on the OS updates. Why keep paying for a device when it takes so long to get what everyone else has had for a year or so. As mentioned by the time we get the updates everyone else already has the next newest update. What a croc way to run a business AT&T. I have been a customer for 6 years when I came back from another carrier. My next time is going with either an unlocked Google device or simply just dropping my service and going with another option. This is stupid. We pay our bills and yet we still get treated like a third-world "person" or worse because you deem it necessary to take forever to give us what we should be getting.
And this is from someone who just upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Awesome device... lousy support.
Signed "AN UPSET CUSTOMER"
So when it finally rolls out will we get an automatic update?
KitKat 4.4.2 is already in the making for our phones .. I have proof ..
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The problem is AT&T could care less about pushing out updates. The only thing they see is the cost of time and money . We are the few 5-10% that want the latest and greatest software. Luckily Google and Samsung put some pressure on AT&T or we would never see any updates. As posted above if you are one of the few 5-10%ers go to XDA and profit.
Custom rom days are over. I started up with my old XDA phone on T-Mo back in 2002. Stopped with the Galaxy S. Getting too old for that stuff.
Care less about sums it up. Even the support reps here appear to have given up on us But they have nothing of value to share since they are told nothing. HTC Twitter now tells people to see their carriers for updates. Right, like that is going to produce results. HTC was the only one giving us any transparency and now they are throwing up their hands and giving up.
Nexus or Google Edition phone is the only way to go at this point. Take the carrier out of the equation as much as possible and make them a dumb pipe only.
Since the official samsung release leaked, I've heard I can install that on my Note 3 and still receive the OTA update of the AT&T official release? Wanted to confirm this before I go ahead and install the official leaked version. Please confirm.
U.S.Cellular just released 4.4.2 for its S4 and Note 3. Only God knows when AT&T will release with their record on Updates!!!!!