Sprint's been pretty on the ball when it comes to KitKat updates for its flagship devices, getting out Android 4.4 updates for both its HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 before its competitors. Now it looks like Sprint has won another race to KitKat by pushing out an Android 4.4.2 update to another major smartphone.
Owners of the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 report that their update to KitKat is now rolling out, and Sprint's support page for the phablet shows that the push is indeed kicking off today. The update brings the Note 3 up to software version N900PVPUCNAB and includes a bump up to Android 4.4.2 as well as the removal of the Prevention Pop-up.
Considering that the Galaxy Note 3 is one of Samsung's biggest smartphones, both literally and figuratively, it's no surprise that the phablet is getting bumped up to KitKat. What is interesting is that Sprint is pushing the update to its Note 3 before the other big U.S. carriers, as CDMA operators have been known to take longer to update their devices than their GSM counterparts. It's great to see Sprint being speedy with its updates as of late, though, and I'm sure that its subscribers are pretty happy about the whole situation as well.
If you're rocking a Sprint Galaxy Note 3 and haven't yet received your own piece of KitKat, you can check for the update manually by heading into Apps > Settings > General > System Update > Update.
UPDATE: Samsung has posted a more detailed changelog for the Sprint Galaxy Note 3's KitKat update: