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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gets Android KitKat

Samsung Galaxy S3 and S3 Mini users took a huge blow last week after the South Korean firm confirmed that their handset will not be updated to Android KitKat. Luckily, users of the Galaxy Note 8 will not suffer the same fate as Samsung started seeding the firmware starting with the devices on their own turf.

There’s currently no detailed changelog of what the update will bring to the slate, but according to SamMobile the upgrade will add wireless printing support to the device, as well as performance boost both in the processing and battery departments.

The Android KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was initially rolled out in South Korea through OTA update Samsung Kies, but the site received reports that it’s also being seeded in other regions. It’s uncertain when the update will arrive to our shore, but it’s possible that local users won’t have to wait too long to get their hands on the update.

Alternatively, if you really can’t wait to upgrade your Galaxy Note 8 (N5100), you can just download the new software build on this link (for non-Korean model) and manually flash it to your device. Now if you’re rocking a Korean version of the SGN8, you’d have to download the firmware on this link.


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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8 Responses

  1. abuzalzal says:

    lucky for Note8 users.
    Not so much for the SIII (nonLTE) users. HAHAHAHAHA!

  2. JMACK says:

    At least maeenjoy ko pa ang Galaxy Note ko na nakuha ko nuon sa SMART :)

  3. Kardong Puke says:

    Puros bugs pa yang Kitkat na yan.

  4. Jeffrey Nel says:

    kailan kaya dadating yung update dito sa pinas? :D

    • Silver says:

      wag na tayong umasa..mag se-September na… april pa lang binalita na yaan.. hay nako usad suso nga namna

  5. OtakuGaijin91 says:

    KitKat disable the miniSD card from your device. You cannot put movies in the folder of miniSD.

  6. Jed says:

    does this also apply to Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (5110)?

  7. leemar olac says:

    Meron na ba sa inyo nakapag upgrade na sa kitkat for note 8.0?

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