US Cellular’s Galaxy Note 3 to get KitKat update starting February 19
Samsung’s all set to roll out the Android 4.4 KitKat update to its devices, and it seems US Cellular could be among the first carriers to update both flagship smartphones that the Korean giant launched last year. Earlier this week, a leaked document confirmed that US Cellular would be pushing out the KitKat update to the Galaxy S4 from February 19th, and now another leaked document indicates that Galaxy Note 3 owners will start getting the coveted update on the same day as well. It would perhaps be the first time that both yesteryear flagships are getting a major update on the same day, and for the end-user that’s a pretty good thing.
Android 4.4 KitKat brings numerous new features, such as white status bar icons, faster performance and a smoother UI, cloud printing support, NFC tap and pay functionality, a user-facing setting for selecting the default messaging and launcher apps, a camera shortcut on the homescreen, improved Samsung keyboard, and reduced memory usage. As always, the update’s rollout will be staggered, which means it will be a few days before it arrives on every user’s device, though you might want to do manual checks in the Settings » General » About device » Software updates menu to fast-track the process.