AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sprint’s HTC One Max receive Android 4.4 KitKat update

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AT&T and Sprint are now rolling out the KitKat update to both the Galaxy Note 3 and the HTC One Max, respectively.

AT&T is now rolling out the KitKat update to its Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which will bring an improved user interface, ability to choose the default messaging app, improved GPS functionality, direct camera access from the lockscreen and much more. You can check the full changelog below:

  • Improved user interface: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as re-styled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen-immersive mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security and smarter power use.
  • Default messaging app:  Choose a default messaging app when multiple messaging services are installed.
  • Improved GPS performance
  • Enhanced music access: Full screen album art and media controls are available from the lock screen when listening to music.
  • Camera access: The camera can also be accessed directly from the lock screen.
  • Location menu: An integrated location menu enables users to easily activate GPS and share location details.
  • Wireless printing: Integrated support for wireless printing available in enhanced settings.
  • New sound controls: Set sound for specific Samsung applications in enhanced settings.

To check if the update is available for your device, go to Settings > More > About Device > Software Update > Check for Updates.

On the other hand, Sprint has started rolling out the KitKat update for the HTC One Max. The software update carries the version number 2.09.651.1 and updates the device to Android 4.4.2. The update includes SDC support, new bluetooth profiles and more and is sized at 344 MB. To check for the update manually, go to Settings > System updates > HTC software update > Check Now.

Sources: Sprint, AT&T


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