The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Android 4.4.2 OTA update is now being released to users in certain areas of the globe. For the time being, users in South Korea and Poland are reporting they’re getting notified to install the new firmware, but other regions should follow soon enough. As you may know, Samsung is currently updating most of its high-end devices to KitKat, and the Galaxy Note 8.0 is one of them.
Just like any other software update, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Android 4.4.2 OTA update is being pushed to users in phases, therefore some of you might not be able to download and install it right away.
As soon as your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 becomes eligible to receive the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, you should receive a system update message in the notification area. Tap on it, then follow the on-screen instructions.
You should also try checking for the OTA update manually under Settings > More > About phone > Software updates > Check for software updates. Alternatively, you can grab the USB cable, connect your Galaxy Note 8.0 to the PC, and check for the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update through KIES.
The new firmware has build number M500WKXUBND9 and it should have a size of over 500 MB. Therefore, it’s recommended to use a stable WiFi network while downloading the OTA update.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Android 4.4.2 update arrives with the usual KitKat goodies such as transparent status bar, white status bar icons, cloud printing, color emoji support, full screen album art in the lock screen, new Location menu, or immersive mode, along with TouchWiz-specific improvements such as tweaked interface, updated Samsung native apps, improved Samsung keyboard, or security boosts.
Have you received the Android 4.4.2 OTA update on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0? Did you spot any improvements besides the ones we’ve mentioned above? Please let your fellow Note 8.0 owners know in the comments section below.