It may not be Android 5.0 Lollipop, but it appears that the AT&T model of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is getting an update to Android 4.4.4 Kit Kat. Yes, this slightly older version of the software is finally making its way over to the Note 3 on AT&T’s network, which brings it one step closer to receiving the latest version of the OS at some point. Unfortunately for users, we have no idea when that moment might be since we have no idea when Samsung will choose to update some of their devices from last year to Android 5.0. The update to 4.4.4 was scheduled to begin rolling out today but as always, that doesn’t mean that your device will receive the update today.
If you own a Galaxy Note 3 on the AT&T network start checking your status bar for the notification to that you can upgrade your software, or go into settings, and check for the software upgrade manually. This will end up bringing the Note 3 forward to version N900AUCUDNJ5, which includes security enhancements through Knox 2.0 software. Along with Knox 2.0, the update brings in Kids Mode, and camera enhancements through Video Tour. Users will also notice the inclusion of Side Sync 3.0, as well as the ability to send help messages through Safety Assistance.
The update is no small matter and comes in weighing about 495MB in file size, so as usual make sure to clear out some space if you’re one to use a lot of the storage that you have available on the device. Samsung themselves of course recommend that your battery on the Note 3 be fully charge before you try to apply the update, however it shouldn’t be a huge issue if your battery is sitting somewhere around 75% when you begin to download the update package. Besides the additions that we mentioned above you can probably expect some bug fixes and improvements coming along for the ride, such is the case with just about any update, whether it be for software or for apps. If you own a Galaxy Note 3 on AT&T let us know if you have begun to receive the update and if you have noticed any improvements on your end.