AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 gets Android 4.4 KitKat makeover at last

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Perhaps proving once again HTC is slowly but steadily moving up the Android ladder, AT&T has earlier today started Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s KitKat updating process. What does that have to do with HTC? Well, don’t you find it ironic Ma Bell began Note 3’s Android 4.4 deployment after One mini’s?

Let me rephrase. Isn’t it annoying for all you Samsung fans that the rival’s main middleweight contender is more important for Ma Bell than your own best heavyweight bet? I know if I were you, I’d be pissed.

But hey, at the end of the day, there’s plenty of chocolate to go around, and who cares about precedence? We’re all a big happy family feeding off Google’s all-nurturing bosom, and there’s no place for pettiness and envy among us Android geeks.

Besides, if you think you AT&T Note 3 users have it rough, remember Verizon’s jumbo-sized Samsung smartphone is still on 4.3 Jelly Bean. And though 4.4 is no doubt looming on the horizon, Big Red customers may need to wait an additional few weeks. Now that’s rough!

AT&T’s official changelog for Note 3’s Android 4.4 bump doesn’t include details on size, but make no mistake, the firmware is hefty enough to require at least 50 percent battery life and the activation of Wi-Fi before proceeding to the “promotion”.

Expect to see a subtly improved user interface once everything’s done, better GPS performance, enhanced music access, as well as added wireless printing support and new sound controls. Some bug fixes might be in store too, plus all-around speed improvements. Huzzah!

Via [AT&T Blog]

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