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Sprint updates Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 to Android 4.4 KitKat

Sprint wins the race to be first to update Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 to Android 4.4.

@CharlesJGantt
Charles Gantt
Published Thu, Feb 20 2014 2:20 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

It appears that Sprint has yet again beat its competition to being the first to bring Android 4.4 to its high-end smartphones. Earlier this week, Sprint became the first US carrier to release the Android KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 Today it announced that Galaxy Note 3 devices on its service have began receiving the KitKat treatment as well.

Sprint updates Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 to Android 4.4 KitKat | TweakTown.com

Similar to the update for the Galaxy S4, and HTC One, the download is just over 500MB and is available as an OTA download. Android 4.4 brings several new features to the Galaxy Note 3 as well, including music album art on the lock screen, launcher selection setting, a camera shortcut on the lock screen and an overall improved user interface. Notifications of the update should pop up automatically, but users can also check for the update within the settings menu. Galaxy Note 3 devices on the Sprint network should show firmware version N900PVPUCNAB after the update completes.

NEWS SOURCE:bgr.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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