Samsung is now in the process of delivering updates to all of the variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, according to the guys at Sammobile. After last week we could see the SM-N9005 with Snapdragon processor get Android KitKat, it is now the turn of the Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 with Exynos to follow in its steps and start benefiting from all of the excellent features KitKat has to offer. The differences between KitKat and JellyBean interms of UI refer mostly to the icons in the status bar. With Jelly Bean, on Samsung those icons have been multi-color until now. KitKat has turned them all into white and the status bar is transparent. White icons on a transparent status bar shows off quite a bit of elegance. On the lock screen now you will find a shortcut to the camera and while you will be playing music, from now on the album art will appear fullscreen on your phone. The landscape keyboard has also been upgraded and it is now much easier to use with gesture typing. As far as performance goes, KitKat also takes care of that. The newest version of Android brings with it an improvement in performance and the benchmark scores the phone obtained have increased with Android 4.4.2. have also gone up. This update is currently being shipped out to devices around the globe so it might take some time before your device will eventually get it. Also, if your device is branded by the carrier, that will not speed up the process as the update will have to be modified by the carrier first before it reaches your handset. You can update your phone to the latest and greatest version of Android by two different ways. You can either connect yout handset to your computer and use Kies to perform the update or you can go to "Settings", then "More", "About Device", "Software Update" and then "Update".
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool