Android 4.4 KitKat Update For T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Source Code Released, OTA Expected Soon

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Kernel source code of Android 4.2.2 for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 is released, indicating that the actual firmware update is around the corner.

The official firmware updates to the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat have been rolling out to a number of devices over the past few weeks. And now it seems that the T-Mobile (NYSE:TMUS) variant of the Samsung (KRX:005935) Galaxy Note 3, with the model number SM-N900T, could be the next flagship smartphone to receive the new OS.

On Friday, Samsung released the kernel source code of Android 4.2.2 KitKat for the T-Mobile branded Galaxy Note 3, which is a strong indication that the actual firmware update for the device is arriving very soon.

Interested developers can visit opensource.samsung.com and search for N900T to find the source code labeled N900TUVUCNB4. The filename is SM-N900T_NA_KK_Opensource.zip and it weighs in at 863MB.

The release of the source code was first reported by XDA Forum Member toastido, who noticed the addition on Samsung’s Open Source Release Center earlier on Friday.

“GREAT NEWS Everyone! Samsung released the kitkat source code for our N900T today! It's labeled N900TUVUCNB4… Means we should be getting it VERY SOON,” toastido wrote on the XDA Developers Forum.

While nothing much is known about the update, it is expected that the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 will also get all the features and enhancements seen in other iterations of the firmware update.

As for the official roll-out of the Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the update is expected to be announced on Monday. Samsung typically takes two to three days after releasing the source code to announce any firmware update. For instance, the company posted the Sprint Galaxy Note 3 KitKat code two days prior to the official roll-out.

So stay tuned!

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