Kit Kat Update for AT&T Galaxy Note 3 Approved and Available Today

AT&T announced this morning that its variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is finally receiving an update to Kit Kat (Android 4.4).

The update introduces an “improved user interface” with a restyled notification area, option to choose a default messaging app, cloud printing, Immersive mode, color Emoji support, and stronger security. Outside of the goodies from the Android portion of Kit Kat, Samsung has also made camera access easier from the lock screen, improved GPS performance, added new sound controls, and more.  (more…)

T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 3 Getting Kit Kat (Android 4.4.2) Update Today (Updated: Changelog Added)

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on T-Mobile, your Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat) update is ready today. You can pull it over-the-air or via Kies, but understand that the file is roughly 500MB in size. It’s a big one.

The build once finished is N900TUVUCNB4 and Android 4.4.2, so you will be running the newest version of Android available.

Unfortunately, T-Mobile hasn’t listed a changelog other than “user improvements.” Once we have the list from Samsung (which could be here today), we’ll be sure to update this post. Until then, get to updating!  (more…)

Samsung Wins the Oscars, Note 3 Takes Photo in Most Retweeted Tweet Ever

If you watched the Oscars last night and are at all interested in technology, then you know who the real winner was. Samsung. Not only did Samsung pay for four well-placed commercials during breaks, but their phones were everywhere throughout the show. Host Ellen Degeneres pulled out Samsung devices a handful of times on and off stage, but the most memorable involved the Galaxy Note 3 and a “selfie” that is now the most retweeted Tweet of all time.  (more…)

Specs: Galaxy S5 vs. Galaxy S4 vs. Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Notes

Specs comparisons are always fun, especially when they involve new phones like Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy S5. While they only tell a portion of the story, putting specs for devices on paper gives you an idea as to how big or little the changes are from one device to the next. From reading your responses to yesterday’s unveiling, we get the feeling that most don’t consider the GS5 to be much of a boost over the GS4.  (more…)

Video: Galaxy S5 vs. Galaxy S4 vs. Galaxy Note 3 vs. Moto X vs. Nexus 5

Whenever a new flagship device from Samsung or HTC or Motorola or any other major manufacturer comes out, we like to compare it to the current competition. So since the Galaxy S5 was unveiled today, and Tim and I got our paws all over it, we decided to put it up against the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 in one video to show some of the differences. After that, we brought in the Moto X and Nexus 5 since we know how many of you have at least one of those two devices.

We’ll have more thoughts on the Galaxy S5 in general, but for now, prepare for video overload as we continue our coverage this evening.  (more…)

Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 Receiving Kit Kat Today as Build VPUCNAB

Sprint appears to be a step ahead of the other carriers in the game when comes to updating their Samsung devices to Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat.” Last week, before Samsung had even announced their list of devices to receive the latest version of Android, Sprint went ahead and began updating its version of the Galaxy S4. This morning (or really late last night), they took the next step and started the push of 4.4.2 to the Galaxy Note 3.

Included in the update are things like better media controls on the lock screen, restyled navigation and notification areas, more Emoji, consolidated location settings, wireless printing, and more. The update will rollout as build VPUCNAB.  (more…)

New Samsung Commercials Take Direct Shots at iPad Air and iPhone, LeBron James Included

Samsung kicked off a new marketing campaign this morning using ads that show off both the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 up against Apple’s latest and greatest. They are to the point in their praise of the features filling up their Galaxy products while making sure we all know the same can’t be said for the iPhone 5s and iPad Air. They are casual in tone, at times silly, and will certainly help reinvigorate a battle we have been watching for years now.  (more…)