Feb 26 AT 7:31 PM Dima Aryeh 25 Comments

AT&T Galaxy S 4 getting KitKat update, Note 3 getting pre-KitKat update


AT&T Samsung Galaxy device owners get ready, because the two current flagships are receiving updates on our carrier! While the Galaxy S 4 has been getting the KitKat update in many regions for quite a while now, AT&T is releasing the update today. This update brings the device to the latest version of Android with improvements to the dialer, gallery, camera, and more. Here’s the changelog:

  • Improved user interface with Android 4.4 KitKat: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, and smarter power use.
  • Phone dialer app: The phone app now includes the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search corporate directories easily.
  • Focus and exposure: The “touch to focus” option has been enhanced with a new circular on-screen control that can be dragged by your finger around the viewfinder to adjust a photo’s focus and exposure.
  • Gallery app: New photo editing options are now available in the Gallery app including new filter effects, draw on your photos, advanced cropping, and adjustments for color, exposure, contrast and more.

The second update to go out is for the Galaxy Note 3, but don’t get too excited just yet. This isn’t KitKat. It’s a minor update that seems to be getting the device ready for KitKat, along with fixing some bugs in the meantime. Here is the Note 3 changelog:

  • Update GMS apks and libraries (Newsstand 3.0.1 — 6.6MB,
  • Search — 10.3MB , YouTube 5.1.10 — 6.5MB)
  • Add Google Drive
  • ANDROID Patches: – 6923539, 9702645,12118307
  • FOTA Enhancements
  • Samsung Account Update

Owners of both the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note 3 should head to Settings > More > About phone to check for updates, if you haven’t gotten the notification already. Happy updating, and I hope that the KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 3 comes soon.

Via: Android Police
Source: Samsung, AT&T

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • twatts723

    Is T-Mobile gonna be last!!

    • Clone

      Sure are taking their time with it at the very least. Wish they would push updates more quickly.

  • Bart

    Yes, I got 4.3 today OTA. What surprised me was that I wasn’t in WiFi mode. It was pushed over cellular LTE and it did so without even asking me. I was driving along with the phone in my shirt pocket when I heard my phone reboot. I wait until I was at a stop sign and looked to see an upgrade in progress.

    • Nate B.

      Being on or off WiFi has nothing to do with receiving it. It’s just recommended to use when downloading a large file or anything really. It was pushed OTA. So a signal period would have got it.

      • Bart

        That hasn’t been my prior experience. In fact, 1 or 2 times when I did attempt an upgrade, I got a message to do it within a wifi area.

    • Ciberman

      Same here. I got surprised when my note 3 rebooted by itself.

    • tobias

      Me too!

  • Nate B.

    I kind of wish the new look of UX would have been what was pushed out for current Samsung devices.

  • xavier.R

    Have any idea when GN3 will get kitkat on ROGERS CARRIER in CANADA??

    • Richard Cocks

      Canada doesn’t matter

  • donger

    Gotta love OS updates.

  • Fist Oz

    South Africa is gonna be last, because we in freaken Africa where everything is so slow except for cheetahs!

  • Maximus

    man it keeps failing. keeps saying Install Interrupted is there any way you can manually update it?

    • Michael Lemos

      Go to your local best buy in a couplw of days. The samsung center there can push it on through their laptops free of charge. I should know I work there ;)

  • Nana

    Use Kies to update.

  • AlexS

    I have the Note 3 and received KitKat today. I want my green battery indicator back :/

    • AlexS

      Forgot to say, Sprint is my provider.

  • Unknown907

    I still haven’t got this update and it says I’m up to date.

  • Shah Rahim

    My note 3 is already on kitkat back in Jan update but it disabled all 3rd party s view covers!! It realy sucks i tell u. But after yesterday’s new kitkat update, any s view cover are enabled!!! Way to go man!!!

  • Panget

    When is it coming to Australia for my N3?

  • Naujit Moreno

    Why do Verizon always have to be last they haven’t even mentioned an update… smh

  • Youha

    Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket i727 getting an update ???

    • Jeremy

      Doubt it.

  • Guest

    Am I the only AT&T S4 owner who’s kitkat upgrade did not change the Dialer and Stock Mail interface?

  • Felix

    My Note3 keeps rebooting randomly…any fix for that?