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January 14, 2014

Android KitKat 4.4.2 update for Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Sooner than expected, Samsung started rolling out the KitKat update for its flagship device, Galaxy Note 3.

The latest and greatest Android update is hitting your Note 3 devices very soon. The update started in Poland via Samsung’s proprietary software Kies and more regions will soon follow.

Samsung did not release a listing of the new features but a SamMobile insider were able to have an internal document on hand and here are some of the new features:

- Music album art will now be displayed on the Lock Screen when the music player is active
– Camera shortcut is displayed on the lower right of lock screen
– More Emoji icon support
– Selection of default messaging app between Messages and Hangouts
– Easier selection of home launcer (Either TouchWiz Basic or Easy home and 3rd party laucher)
– Integrated and more detailed location services.
– Wireless printing service
– Updated Google apps

Also, along with the phone update, you need to update your Gear Manager app (Galaxy Gear app) to version 1.6 for optimization and use of the new Email application on Galaxy Gear.

The update should be coming here in the Philippines within weeks or next month.

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31 Responses to “Android KitKat 4.4.2 update for Samsung Galaxy Note 3”

  1. fan_note3 says:

    Been waiting for this update. Even downloaded the Android GEL hack for my phone but missing some kitkat components like the new ART compiler. Sana malapit na .

  2. dackku says:

    On the another side of news, looks like today is a bad day of HTC Users…

    Wow, HTC is ripping is those folks who’ve bought the One X and One X+.

  3. dackku says:

    On the another side of news, looks like today is a bad day of HTC Users…

    Wow, HTC is ripping those folks who’ve bought the One X and One X+.

    • chevin says:

      yeahh i know HTC is always having a bad day, cos of their purple print and aint resolving it til now

  4. tilapia says:

    No Android Run Time (ART)

    Somehow a bummer :/

    • theo says:

      Actually you can only find a few apps working under ART. Most of them still work strictly with dalvik :)

  5. fanatic says:

    ung update ba nito meron din sa nexus 7 o samsung lang?

  6. Kit says:

    Newbe sa android here, using galaxy note 3, and just received some files containing kitkat 4.4. Update features.. Dont know how to update but set my phone to auto this the uodate already or just a note? Thanks

  7. Mark
    Twitter: markaznar

    I’m bought my note 3 from Samsung concept shop at Megamall, I still don’t have the kitkat ota update. When is this update ready for ota over here, it’s an unlocked phone with ntc

  8. kyle says:

    March na wala pa KitKat OTA!

  9. len says:

    Are the network carrier and unit have something to do with os update? A friend with s4 has updated to 4.4.2 just now. My n3 is 4.3 ver and I checked for update but the latest updates were already installed

  10. dennis says:

    Updating my SGN3 firmaware update to Kitkat version. Network carrier is Smart. Installing system update 42% :)

  11. Gino says:

    Now updating my Note 3 to 4.4.2! Excited as to the additional speed KitKat would offer for my device :)

  12. Mc John says:

    Nagupdate ang Note 3 (Globe Provided) ko last March 6, after update may 2 problems ang note 3 ko. (1) home button is no longer working and (2) ung notification panel, ung katabi ng settings pag pinipindot ko no action na. Anyone who have the same problems?

    • Chad says:

      Actually parehas tayo ng na experience, anong ginawa mo bro?

    • Mc John says:

      Wala bro, up to now problematic parin.. i guess i’ll wait for the next update nalang hopefully maresolve. Pinaremote management ko na din sa samsung technical team pero advise nila dalhin ko daw sa Globe Center.

    • Chad says:

      bro nagpunta na ako sa globe center, binigay lang nila sakin was a certificate na entitled pa yung phone ko sa service warranty. then redirect din ako sa samsung service center. Up to know di ko pa nadadala sa service center nila.

    • jp says:

      try mo i reset ang phone…

    • Mc John says:

      May mga nabasa ako na wala daw effect ung reset kaya hinayaan ko nalang. Hntayin ko nalang next update.

    • Chad says:

      Bro, I tried to reset it and gumana na ung home button and ung mga notifications :)

    • Mc John says:

      Tnx bro.. It worked also on my Note 3.

    • Jong says:

      Upgraded to what version of Android?
      My unit is also Globe provided and is on version 4.4.2 (N9005). Wala pa ako update for 5.0, chineck ko na din manually. Thanks!

  13. jmbernardo says:

    Im trying to update my gn3-globe locked pero stuck ako sa 24% sa firmware update via OTA. Using kies3,after downloading the update pack for more than 2 hours bigla nyang sasabihin unable to recognised the device. Ive been trying it ovet and over for 3 days. What seems to be the problem?

  14. babyface
    Twitter: rmilchua

    fix na ba yung problem sa third party s-view case dito sa update? o not working parin third party case?

  15. Chad says:

    Bro, I tried to reset it and gumana na ung home button and ung mga notifications :)

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