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Sprint is the first U.S. carrier to update the Galaxy Note 3 to KitKat

Published Feb 20th, 2014 8:00AM EST
Sprint Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 Kitkat Update

After being the first to release the Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat update a few days ago in the U.S., Sprint is also the first U.S. carrier to update another Samsung flagship handset to KitKat: the Galaxy Note 3. The mobile operator has officially confirmed it’s rolling out the software update for the handset, and users should be able to download the 504.6MB file over-the-air (OTA) when prompted.

In addition to Android 4.4 features, the Galaxy Note 3 update will also bring other features including music album art on the lock screen, a launcher selection in settings, a camera shortcut on lock screen, an improved user interface and stability and the removal of a prevention pop-up, Android Police reports. Once updated, the Galaxy Note 3 with Sprint’s KitKat version on board should show firmware version N900PVPUCNAB.

In addition to Sprint, other U.S. carriers are also expected to release their respective Galaxy Note 3 KitKat updates. U.S. Cellular was rumored to start the same update rollout on Thursday, but the carrier is yet to release it to its customers.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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