AT&T has just announced that Android 4.4 KitKat is now rolling out to its Samsung Galaxy Note 3 variant. The update is rather basic and includes all of the interface tweaks we’ve come to expect with KtiKat, including the transparent notification bar. The update also adds a new full-screen immersive mode and support for colored emojis.
Other new features include integrated cloud printing capabilities and the ability to quickly access the camera from the lock screen. You can also now choose a default messaging service if you have more than one app installed. AT&T is also touting improved GPS performance with the update.
- 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.
If you own an AT&T-branded Galaxy Note 3, you can head into Settings>About Device > Software Update > Check for Updates to update. Though, it is gradually rolling out so it may not be available for your device yet.
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