AT&T Galaxy Note 3 receiving Android 4.4 KitKat update todayAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
AT&T announced today that its rolling out a king size helping of KitKat to its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The update to Android 4.4 is starting its push today, March 27, and is available to download over the air. Here's what you Note 3 folk can expect to find once you get the update installed:
- Improved user interface: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as re-styled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen-immersive mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security and smarter power use.
- Default messaging app: Choose a default messaging app when multiple messaging services are installed.
- Improved GPS performance
- Enhanced music access: Full screen album art and media controls are available from the lock screen when listening to music.
- Camera access: The camera can also be accessed directly from the lock screen.
- Location menu: An integrated location menu enables users to easily activate GPS and share location details.
- Wireless printing: Integrated support for wireless printing available in enhanced settings.
- New sound controls: Set sound for specific Samsung applications in enhanced settings.
AT&T began pushing Android 4.4 to its version of the Galaxy S 4 a little over a month ago, so it's good to see that the Note 3's update isn't too far behind. In order to install it, you'll probably need to hop onto a Wi-Fi connection, and AT&T says that your device's battery should have a 50 percent charge as well. Once you've met those conditions, head on in to Settings > More > About Device > Software Update > Check for Updates and see if you've got a tasty KitKat treat waiting for you!