News by Andrew Kameka on Monday January 13, 2014.
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Android 4.4 Kitkat is finally making its way to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. As is typically the case with Samsung products, the Kitkat update starts with an international model not tied to a carrier. Samsung Poland has begun distributing the update via its Kies software for PC and Mac, though an over the air update shouldn't be far behind. While Polish Galaxy Note 3 owners (Snapdragon model) are so far the only group currently able to access the update, users in other European and Asian markets should see similar update prompts in the next few weeks. Users in North America will have to wait several weeks longer if carriers stick to the trend of withholding updates in order to run testing on their networks
Once installed, Galaxy Note 3 owners can look forward to some minor changes related to the user interface, like full screen album art on the lock screen when playing music, and the status bar is now transparent. Other changes include full-screen mode, a few bug fixes, and a slightly faster and more responsive operating system. Polish Galaxy Note 3 owners can launch Kies to update the software, and users based in other parts of Europe can hope that the same opportunity will arrive for them in the coming days.source: Sam Mobile
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