AT&T Rolling Out OTA Software Update For Galaxy Note 3


AT&T is in the process of rolling out a minor over-the-air (OTA) update for Samsung’s flagship smartphone of 2013, the monstrous Galaxy Note 3. Although it does not bring the eagerly awaited Android 4.4 KitKat to the handset, it’s still quite an important stability update that we would advise all users to download.

The Note 3 features a stunning 5.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920, a Snapdragon 800 or Exynos Octa Core processor (market dependant), an Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD), a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 3,200 mAh battery.

The device ships with some of Samsung’s latest and greatest software features, including; My Magazine, Advanced Multi Window, Pen Window, Air Command, Scrapbook, Action Memo and S Finder.

Besides the bump up to build JSS15J.N900AUCUBMJ5, this upgrade includes several stability improvements, bug fixes and speed enhancements. In addition, it also reportedly patches root exploits discovered in the initial software build, and slightly alters the background color to a darker blue when using the default Samsung Keyboard app.

If you own a Galaxy Note 3 operating on AT&T’s network, and have not yet received the OTA update notification, you can head into “Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to manually scan for the upgrade.