It was only yesterday we’d seen Samsung’s source code for the Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update trickle into the atmosphere, and we imagined it wouldn’t take long before the actual over-the-air rollout process begin. Thankfully Samsung didn’t disappoint, as many Sprint users over at AndroidForums.com are reporting that they are beginning to see the upgrade.
The upgrade looks to clock in at around 503 megabytes, which definitely isn’t light work for your 3G or 4G connection. You’ll want to get going on a WiFi network before attempting to pull this one down, and as general rule of caution you should only attempt it if you have at least 50% on your battery life.
As we’ve seen with KitKat upgrades for other top Samsung devices, this version doesn’t change a whole lot (Android 4.3 Jelly Bean took care of the most big changes), though Sprint does note a few things in their notes:
- OS upgrade to 4.4.2
- Music album art will be displayed on the lock screen while playing music
- New launcher settings menu added for easily switching home screens and SMS apps
- Camera shortcut added to the lock screen
- Improved user interface and stability
We’re still looking to track down more information from Sprint, including the version number you should be looking out for. In the meantime, you’re free to ping their servers and see if they’ll let you download this upgrade. Just head to Settings > About Phone to take care of all that. Let us know if you’re seeing it in the comments below!
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