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Samsung’s Android 4.4.2 update now rolling out for Exynos-powered Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.2.2 update

It was a few days ago Samsung began pushing out Android 4.4.2 to the international Galaxy Note 3 Snapdragon variant (SM-N9005). Today, the update is now hitting the Exynos-powered versions of the Note (SM-N900), beginning in Russia. Aside from the usual KitKat changes (like now white status bar icons), the update is said to bring updated Samsung keyboard apps, camera lockscreen shortcut, and a nice performance boost as well.

Like any other software update, it will need to be approved by the appropriate carriers, so don’t be bummed if your Note 3 hasn’t received the update just yet, rest assured it’s on its way. You can manually check for an update by jumping into your Settings app > More > About device > Software update > update. As a bonus, the kernel source was also provided, but wont matter much to you unless you’re a developer.

[SamMobile | Kernel Source]

Continue reading on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • Chimphappyhour

    So we should see it in the US…. when the Note 4 comes out.

    • simpleasker

      Yeah, i’d just go to xda instead of waiting on the carriers.

    • Jay

      I’m not so sure. I know Verizon has turned the corner as of late and seems intent on pushing out their upgrades. if I had to wager on a time frame, I think we’ll start to see an upgrade stateside in about 4 – 6 weeks.

      • Chimphappyhour

        I’m just basing my educated guess on how it went with the Note 2.

  • simpleasker

    Keep em comin Sammy. Pun not intended.

  • Delmar

    Seems legit

  • chuckles87

    So how about our s4s

  • Yash Ostwal

    HAHA! Turns out, Samsung is the first (non-Google) manufacturer to release the latest android updates. So much for the critics complaining that Samsung is very late in rolling out updates. HTC

    • manoj

      dude chk out MotoX and LG G2 o.O
      samsung first duh ?

      • Aphelium

        G2 still on 4.2

        • manoj

          its on 4.4 in Korea and For other countries updates will be coming soon

          • Aphelium

            Nice. Didnt know that.

    • Aphelium

      Developer edition and US unlocked version of htc one got kit kat as the FIRST non google device about month ago and international version of htc one is getting kitkat right NOW. HATER.

      • Yash Ostwal

        “Developer edition”! That way GPes have also received the update!

        • Aphelium

          You know what developer edition is? 64gb version of htc one with sense ui and ulocked bootloader. So it has nothing in common with google edition phones.

    • John Best

      Motorola already has it.

      • Geek Man

        That’s expected since Google owns Motorola.

  • Morris

    I hope this new update fixes the wifi problem, it’s driving me back to apple

  • crazyblogwalker

    Great news, I was having problem with Wi-Fi in the previous firmware, let me try this new one. Hope the bug gets fixed in this update. Thanks for the heads up.

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