Samsung’s moving at a rather impressive pace with the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 3, as after updating the quad-core variant of the phablet last week, the company has begun the rolling out the anticipated update (N900XXUDNA6) to the octa-core model. Russian users are getting first dibs – considering the quad-core variant has only received the update in one country yet, the Exynos model could see similar delays, though at least we know that the latest version of Android is now prepped and ready for both variants of the Note 3.
Android KitKat brings quite a few improvements to an already great device, including white status bar icons, option to select the default messaging app and default launcher (TouchWiz or a third-party one) from the settings menu, inbuilt printing support (the Note 3 already supported this, but after the KitKat update, users can select between two different printing services), advanced location control, improved keyboard with new emojis, reduced memory usage, performance improvements (the phone app, for example, now opens much quicker, solving a long-standing problem with Samsung’s software), and more.
As usual, the update can be obtained over-the-air (you can manually check through the Settings » About phone » Software updates menu), or by connecting your phone to the computer and using Samsung’s Kies software. If you’re of the impatient kind, you can also download the firmware from this link (you’ll need to make a free account to download the > 1GB file) and flash it manually, though keep in mind that this could wipe your data, especially if you flash it over a Note 3 that is not from Russia.