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Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4 KitKat Update Fix Begins Rolling Out

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
February 19, 2014|2:42 pm

A fix for the recent Android 4.4 KitKat update that rolled out for the international Galaxy Note 3 is now available.

Note 3 owners noticed that their 3rd party flip covers were no longer working properly after downloading and installing this KitKat build. Samsung denied that this issue was related to the update at first, but later admitted that it broke 3rd party accessory support.

The company than promised a fix for Note 3 owners. That adjustment is now available for users in Poland and Russia and will begin rolling out in other regions shortly. Along with repairing the accessory bug, the update will also fix an issue that prevented writing to external storage after updating to KitKat.

The Android 4.4 KitKat update will roll out to most of Samsung's high-end devices in the near future.

The company released a list of those that will upgrade via press release earlier this week that included the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Light, Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition.

Samsung also detailed the changes the update will bring to all of these devices.

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"The upgrade provides a number of innovative, easy-to-use features that enhance the user experience, including a more intuitive user interface, enhanced messaging capabilities and updated applications," wrote the company.

These features include a new location menu that allows users to easily activate GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks while simultaneously checking the battery usage of apps running location and service capabilities.

Enhanced Messaging will give users the ability to choose between Messages or Hangouts as their preferred default messaging application and select from a larger assortment of updated Emoji icons.

 

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