Samsung Rolls Out KitKat Update To Galaxy Note 3’s In India & The Baltic States
Samsung is currently rolling out the much-anticipated Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to all International models of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 3, located in India, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and South Korea. This rather hefty upgrade carries build number KOT49H and is a fairly major bump up from Android 4.3, it brings a mass of new functionality, together with the usual multitude of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.
The Note 3 was first announced back in September, 2013, and packs 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 full changelog for this chuncky 360MB update can be seen below:
- Android 4.4, KitKat: Android 4.4.2, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. KitKat includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use, and more tools and capabilities for better app development.
- Phone dialer: Improved the phone app with the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search your corporate directory easily.
- Camera – Focus and exposure: Enhanced the “touch to focus” option with a new circular, on screen control that can be dragged by your finger around the viewfinder to adjust a photo’s focus and exposure.
- Gallery – Photo editing: Added new photo editing options to the Gallery app including new filter effects, draw on your photos, advanced cropping, and adjustments to color, exposure, contrast and more.
- Printing documents and pictures: Added support for printing photos, Google Docs, GMail messages, and other content via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and hosted services like Google Cloud Print and HP ePrinters.
- Hangouts – SMS/MMS support: Incorporated a new version of Google Hangouts that supports integrated SMS/MMS messaging. Hangouts can be set as the default SMS app under Settings > Wireless > Default SMS app.
- Accessory: support Added support for Square credit card reader.
- TouchWiz improvements: a new traditional Android-style icon pack coupled with a slightly re-designed lockscreen.
If you’re based in South Korea, India, or the Baltic Region and have not yet received the over-the-air update, you can head into “Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to manually scan for the upgrade. Alternatively, you can wait for the push notification to hit your device, prompting you to download and install the update.