The Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 continues with the AT&T model now receiving the new operating system.

The AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is updating promptly after the mobile network announced its rollout on Thursday. The Galaxy S4 N900AUCUCNC2 build software 541.7MB is now available over the air and through manual prompt by accessing Settings > General > About device > Software update on the handset. Users will want to have their devices charged at least 50 percent before proceeding with Android 4.4 installation.

AT&T Galaxy Note 3 settings after Android 4.4 update AT&T Galaxy Note 3 settings after Android 4.4 update Photo: XDA Developers

AT&T details a full change log, which includes updates and enhancements to the user interface, messaging app integrations, improved GPS performance, enhanced music access, easy camera access on the lock screen, an integrated location menu, wireless printing and new sound controls.

The Android 4.4 KitKat update notably also brings a new configuration to how microSD cards store information. The new protocol is being implemented largely for security reasons, but many users have not taken to it well. For the tech-savvy, there happens to be a SDFix app, which takes an Android 4.4 updated device back to the old microSD configuration; it does, however, require root access.

Android 4.4 KitKat Update Progress

Thus far, the Sprint, U.S. Cellular and T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 models have already updated to Android 4.4 KitKat. The AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 models have all also updated to Android 4.4. Verizon is notably the only major U.S. carrier that has yet to update its 2013 Samsung flagships, though smaller networks such as Cricket and Metro PCS have also not yet updated their Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 models.  

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has also updated to Android 4.4 on Canadian carriers, including Rogers, Bell, Telus, Videotron, Eastlink and WIND Mobile, as well as in several European and Asian countries.  Recently, the French carrier SFR has also updated its Galaxy Note 3 was updating to Android 4.4.

Samsung confirmed in mid-February the Android 4.4 update for 14 smartphones and tablets in the Galaxy line. These devices include the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 zoom, Galaxy S 3, Galaxy S 3 mini, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Light, Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition; however, only Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 models have begun to update at this point.

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