Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.2 Update Hits the UK

Galaxy Note 3

Back in January, the folks at Samsung released the Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.2 update for the international variant of the handset, but, for some reason the software update wasn’t made available for download in the UK. Now, the Galaxy Note 3 owners in the UK are reporting that the Android 4.4.2 OTA update has started to hit their devices.

The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is now headed to the Note 3 models in the BTU region code, but it was reported that the new firmware is also being rolled out at some of British carriers. Of course, we are talking about a staged roll out, which means that some of you might not be able to download and install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on your Note 3 right away. If the update is ready for your devices you should see a system update message in the notification area, but, sometimes, you can find the new firmware by performing a manual update. In order to do so you must head to Settings > More > About Phone > System Update > Check for updates. Alternatively, you can connect the smartphone to the PC using the USB cable and check for the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update via KIES.

The Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update file has a size of around 400 MB, therefore it’s recommended to use a stable WiFi connection while downloading it.

The changes are pretty minimal from Android 4.3, but you will get most of the KitKat goodies such as cloud printing, emoji support, full screen album art in the lockscreen, white icons for the status bar, or the new immersive mode. The new software arrives with performance improvements and bug fixes. Samsung has also updated some of its apps and the Samsung Keyboard is one of them.

If you are reading this from the UK, please let us know in the comments section below whether you received the Android 4.4.2 update on your Note 3.

 

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  • Amiga Knight

    Warning before performing the update : there are 2 issues with this update.
    With this update, most of all third apps writing on SD-Card will not be able to write on external SD-Card due, as it seems, to changes in Google/Android policy. Despite this, it appears that a fix could repair the damage (already available for rooted devices). Anyway as crazy as it seems, Google asks for third parties to update their software…
    Another issue is a bug revealed by Google regarding the camera (or any apps using it even if they’re not running like Skype) that forces a huge CPU consumption leading to a battery drain (my phone can barely last 1,5 day as it could last 2 days before the update)