February 20, 2014


While some international Note 3 users already started to see the update to Android 4.4 KitKat late last month, the update has yet to reach stateside — until today. The Note 3 KitKat upgrade has now begun rolling out to both Sprint and U.S. Cellular’s network.

So what’s new here? While neither Sprint or U.S. Cellular’s change-logs are all that detailed, the most obvious difference here is the addition of KitKat and all the new features that come with it. The Sprint change-log also mentions audio call improvements and several bug fixes, and we imagine similar changes exist in the U.S. Cellular update.

Keep in mind that these type of rollouts often take several days or more, so don’t be too surprised if you’ve yet to receive a notification telling you that an update is ready. When in doubt, you can always manually check for an update by going to Settings> About Device> Software Update.

The U.S. Cellular Note 3 update page also suggests connecting Samsung Kies for those that don’t want to wait for the OTA update. So how about it, has Android 4.4.2 KitKat arrived to your Sprint or U.S. Cellular Note 3 yet? If so, did you notice any other major Samsung or carrier-specific changes?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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