The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 powered by AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is the latest model to receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update.
Samsung Electronics Co. (KRX:005930) announced the update for the AT&T Galaxy Note 2 on its software support page on Wednesday. The I317UCUCNE5 build software is available over the air. Users can also manually prompt the update by accessing Settings > General > About Device > Software update on their handsets; they will want to have their devices charged at least 50 percent before proceeding with the Android 4.4 installation.
Samsung details a full change log, which includes extensive bug fixes in addition to enhancements, since the Galaxy Note 2 is several generations old. Some enhancements associated with the Android 4.4 KitKat update include enhanced music access, easy camera access on the lock screen, an integrated location menu and new sound controls.
The AT&T Galaxy Note 2 model is among 14 Galaxy devices that Samsung confirmed would receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update. The manufacturer says each carrier will determine its own rollout dates for the Galaxy devices they support. Recently, the AT&T and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Galaxy S3 models also updated to Android 4.4 KitKat.
Users should keep in mind that Galaxy models are receiving the version Android 4.4.2 and not the recently released Android 4.4.4 version of KitKat.
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