After first touching down to Sprint, US Cellular and T-Mobile, an Android 4.4 update is finally making its way to the Galaxy Note 3 on AT&T’s network!

Just like what we’ve seen from the Galaxy Note 3 update from other networks, there’s really not a lot new here outside of all the new KitKat features you’d expect. There are at least a few small Samsung-specific changes, however, such as minor visual changes like the new all-white status bar icons and new sound controls. Here’s a full change-log giving you an even better idea of what to expect:


  • Improved user interface: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as re-styled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen-immersive mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security and smarter power use.
  • Default messaging app: Choose a default messaging app when multiple messaging services are installed.
  • Improved GPS performance
  • Enhanced music access: Full screen album art and media controls are available from the lock screen when listening to music.
  • Camera access: The camera can also be accessed directly from the lock screen.
  • Location menu: An integrated location menu enables users to easily activate GPS and share location details.
  • Wireless printing: Integrated support for wireless printing available in enhanced settings.
  • New sound controls: Set sound for specific Samsung applications in enhanced settings.

The OTA update is making its way over to AT&T customers right now, but as usual it may take a few days or more to reach everyone. If you have yet to receive a notification letting you know an update is waiting, you can always check manually by going into Settings> About Device> Software Update. Keep in mind that the update is a sizable 541.7MB, so you’ll probably want to be on Wi-Fi before you start downloading.

So how about it, have you received an update for Android 4.4.2 KitKat on your AT&T Note 3? If so, how did the installation go and are there any other changes worth mentioning? Let us know in the comments!

Thanks for the tip, Jon!

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.