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Old November 22nd, 2013, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Rumors are saying January... so I'm guessing February. As always it depends on the carrier as well.
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Via sammobile there are talks that the note 3 could have 4.4 by January. Nothing confirmed yet though.

http://www.sammobile.com/2013/11/22/galaxy-s4-and-note-3-to-get-android-4-4-in-january-s-iii-and-note-ii-before-april-2014/

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I had the same question.. the articles are very vague. All I could figure was early 2014.
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One thing to keep in mind, once KK is released by Samsung, it will likely break any existing root methods. It may also not work on rooted phones. So if you're rooted there's definitely some additional wrinkles.
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I'm on day 35 with my pre-ordered non-rooted, Galaxy Note 3. I spent the first week with it box stock to be sure everything was trouble free (it was). But now after spending the time optimizing it just the way I like, I've lost all desire to upgrade the fastest most enjoyable phone I've owned, to the latest OS. I have zero reasons to change a phone that works in such a spectacular fashion.

It's speed, vast capabilities, exceptional smoothness and long battery life are but a few aspects of this Android phone that are so impressive.

Recently I've been using its "Multi-Window" mode that features the ability to run two different apps in two windows at one once. Samsung's TouchWiz is what makes this possible and it's really impressive. Even better is the ability to adjust the windows to the sizes you want. I run Chrome on the top two thirds of the screen and S Note in the bottom third. A researchers dream, I can take notes with the S-Pen, while surfing my sites in Chrome.

Suddenly the "Features" many of the reviewers blew off as "gimmicks" turn out to be carefully designed, easy to use, essential time saving & workflow enhancing tools. I encourage you to explore the help files & .pdf user guide.

I've bought loads of different top of the line smartphones, all in an effort to find the right one for me. I'm very happy to report this _Galaxy Note 3_ is the one.

This is _The Single Most Exciting and Efficient Smartphone_ I've experienced in several years. The more you use it and improve your skillset, the faster you'll realize why I rave about the Note 3
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Does anyone know if the Note 3 will get Android version 4.4?
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I presume you mean the Note 3 and yes it will. There are rumours that this will happen in January so not long to wait (hopefully).
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Thank you yes I meant the Note 3...Sorry.
Is 4.4 suppose to be a major upgrade?
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Is 4.4 suppose to be a major upgrade?
It is a major update.

Many of the features are under the hood though
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Recently I've been using its "Multi-Window" mode that features the ability to run two different apps in two windows at one once. Samsung's TouchWiz is what makes this possible and it's really impressive. Even better is the ability to adjust the windows to the sizes you want. I run Chrome on the top two thirds of the screen and S Note in the bottom third. A researchers dream, I can take notes with the S-Pen, while surfing my sites in Chrome.
You really don't need TouchWiz to work split-window view. Also, if it's similar to the Note 2, you can probably use pop-up browser, email and S Notes. Thus having 3 windows open simultaneously. Want to really cram your screen? Open pop-up video to get screen number 4...

That is unless Samsung did something that prevents that now... I tend to overdo it now and again. Video lectures, with email, Lecture Notes for some note taking and pop up browser to look up info. Pretty messy on a small screen and probably waste more time navigating between windows than saving. LOL.
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Is it a major update.

Many of the features are under the hood though
I don't believe how It can improve this phone...It's awesome already! Looking forward to it!! Thanks for your help.
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I did last 1 week with my Note 3 un-rooted to make sure all was fine with it!!
I use to run Omega on my S3 so I just updated that when it was available, but
now that my Note 3 is rooted and I'm still running the stock rom, once 4.4 is out how do I update to it now that I can't do the OTA?

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The new ART Runtime might be the feature of KitKat that will make the biggest difference to Note 3 owners:
"The early version of ART in Android 4.4 already speeds up apps by around 100%, and the final version should be even better."
If you think your phone is fast and smooth now, it'll scream afterward!
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The new ART Runtime might be the feature of KitKat that will make the biggest difference to Note 3 owners:
"The early version of ART in Android 4.4 already speeds up apps by around 100%, and the final version should be even better."
If you think your phone is fast and smooth now, it'll scream afterward!
When its ready for primetime yes.


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I just installed it on my Nexus 7. Very little speed improvement, and no noticeable differences on the surface.
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I just installed it on my Nexus 7. Very little speed improvement, and no noticeable differences on the surface.
Lots of under the hood improvements, which is pretty much what you can expect since googles uncoupled everything else from the core OS and has it on the playstore now

Google experience launcher, newsstand, ect
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I would say this also depends on the carrier you are with.

The OTA update might be available in January or February but depending on your carrier it might take longer to test it. I.E. I know verizon will take longer to push it out, they always do.
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^Agreed.

And hopefully Samsung doesn't pull the disaster of an update rollout as they did with the S3 just recently...
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The unofficial word I'm hearing is January 2014.
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The major speed improvement comes with the new ART runtime, but it's still in the early stages and must be manually enabled in Developer Options if you want to play with it:

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^Agreed.

And hopefully Samsung doesn't pull the disaster of an update rollout as they did with the S3 just recently...
Yeah one can only hope. I know the amount that Verizon tests their updates there is no way nothing will go wrong again.
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IME phones are better in the operating system they come with. When Tbolt went from fro yo to gingerbread I saw no improvement and ics ruined it. When droid Maxx HD went from ics to gumdrops or whatever it's called it got worse. I fully expect kit kat to screw up the n3.
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IME phones are better in the operating system they come with... I fully expect kit kat to screw up the n3.
In general I think the only case where a newer operating system is likely to ruin a phone is when the phone was already RAM starved and the newer Android makes even more memory demands. With KitKat it's going to be the opposite -- you'll have more usable RAM with the newer operating system.

Windows 7 was a similar rare example -- installing it on a Vista PC would usually make the machine run faster and smoother.
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I'm not a fan of chasing firmware updates for the sake of it.

If a phone is working perfectly leave it be.... I know from bitter experience that firmware updates can be a nightmare.

I updated my Note 1 and all I got was lag, lag, lag. Seriously cheesed off.

I truly believe " if it ain't broke don't fix it".
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My Android OS upgrade experiences to date have been mixed bag. In all cases a backup, factory reset, update, and restore approach has yielded best results. Regardless, some OS upgrades have been anything but. Decreased battery life, slower performance, some app incompatibility, other issues have left me wishing I hadn't jumped to update so quickly. To be fair some OS upgrades have worked out for the better bringing improved performance or increased feature set, etc.

I'll be holding off on the upgrade once 4.4 is released through Tmobile, waiting to see how it works out for those who jump in right away before committing to the update. My Note 3 is perfect as is and I don't want to do anything to mess things up.
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My theory is Samsung is spreading fake rumors of the Note 3 getting an 4.4 update in order to sell more Note 3s during the Christmas shopping rush. Then after the shopping rush is over, you'll hear the rumor was false.
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I'm not a fan of chasing firmware updates for the sake of it.

If a phone is working perfectly leave it be.... I know from bitter experience that firmware updates can be a nightmare.

I updated my Note 1 and all I got was lag, lag, lag. Seriously cheesed off.

I truly believe " if it ain't broke don't fix it".
I am firmly planted in this camp as well.

"Upgrading firmware and the OS" solely for having the "latest and greatest" is often a very poor decision. I find when one chooses to focus on functionality as it relates to each of our specific needs, it ends up being the highest and best use of our time.

Once fully optimized and running smoothly, I'm very satisfied and happy that I've achieved my goal. At that point it's time to sit back, use my smartphone and enjoy all it does for me.
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The Note 2 is just getting 4.3...

Do you honestly think we're getting 4.4 in January???

LOL!
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My theory is Samsung is spreading fake rumors of the Note 3 getting an 4.4 update in order to sell more Note 3s during the Christmas shopping rush. Then after the shopping rush is over, you'll hear the rumor was false.
Do you have any evidence to support that accusation? Note 3 is already selling ridiculously well. When has Samsung used such a cynical bait and switch approach before?

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The Note 2 is just getting 4.3...

Do you honestly think we're getting 4.4 in January???

LOL!
What does the Note 3 upgrade schedule have to do with the Note 2 upgrade schedule?

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Just reported that DROID Ultra and Maxx will receive the update in mid-to-late December.
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In general I think the only case where a newer operating system is likely to ruin a phone is when the phone was already RAM starved and the newer Android makes even more memory demands. With KitKat it's going to be the opposite -- you'll have more usable RAM with the newer operating system.

Windows 7 was a similar rare example -- installing it on a Vista PC would usually make the machine run faster and smoother.
Nope. Ice cream sandwich was much better on Maxx hd than jellybean simply because it had more options. Lag on both was about the same.
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4.4.2 fixed most peoples gripes with the nexus 5. Mainly the bad camera software.

All you have to do is look on this forum after any phone gets a software update and you'll see there are some people (a minority) with problems. Most times a simple factory reset will fix it
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Since I am on the Verizon version I really don't expect 4.4 until like Q2 or Q3 of next year lol. Learned to not be too optimistic when it comes to Verizon and updates.

I think it will be a good thing though considering the issues with Kitkat, hopefully 4.4.2 is a keeper.
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Truuuuuue that! The only thing you can count on with Verizon is that you can't count on things with Verizon. Haha
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Truuuuuue that! The only thing you can count on with Verizon is that you can't count on things with Verizon. Haha
And getting more bloatware...something I have come to dread considering the number of apps that comes with my phone is astoundingly high, I wonder, how the heck do they get this many pre-installed...
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Old December 19th, 2013, 11:34 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Late January or early February?
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 09:30 AM   #40 (permalink)
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I mean even if we are going to get 4.4, I really can't see that many new features coming to my device, except more bloat
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They're claiming improvements on the camera, which it badly needs. Also, Google Now will look up unknown numbers when an unrecognized # calls you, a smart dialer, and some new multi-tasking stuff that will use less RAM and memory, and battery life.
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As long as vzw charges 3 bucks a month to look up unknown numbers they won't give us an update that makes it free!
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I would love a firmware update to fix the compass and gyroscope so Google maps would work in compass mode.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 05:42 PM   #44 (permalink)
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So are we still getting KitKat this month?
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Also, Google Now will look up unknown numbers when an unrecognized # calls you
A friend has this feature on his iphone 5 and I thought it was cool, should be a good addition to the Note.
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Nothing for the US yet, But KitKat (Android 4.4) updates for the International version are starting to be released now. Poland gets it first.
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Nothing for the US yet, But KitKat (Android 4.4) updates for the International version are starting to be released now. Poland gets it first.
Or if your so inclined- any body who wants to use Odin and flash it themselves provided they have an SM-N9005 version of the Note 3. It will break CSC codes though and you'll never be able to update via Kies or OTA, but you may not care, I shall wait myself, and make sure from early adopters it is all OK.
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