AT&T announces addition of Android 4.4 to its available Galaxy Note 3 units
AT&T announced today that it is now rolling out the latest version of Android for its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Current users of the Note 3 through AT&T can update through the Software Update menu. Upon doing so, users will receive a revised user interface, improved GPS, and the option to select a default messaging app. When initiating the system update, AT&T recommends the device has at least a 50 percent charged battery.
Samsung Poland shows hexa-core processor, LTE connectivity
Samsung has launched its rumored "Lite" version of the Galaxy Note 3 on its polish website, days after it revealed the Galaxy Grand Neo. The Galaxy Note 3 Neo takes after its namesake by having the same S Pen-based stylus input with its 5.5-inch display, though the 1080p resolution of the original has been exchanged for a 1280x720 resolution.
French carrier tips Q114 for KitKat for new flagships
Samsung's two newest flagships may see an update to the latest flavor of Android, version 4.4 KitKat, as early as January of next year. French carrier SFR has announced that the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3 – both released earlier this year – will see an update to Android 4.4 around the end of January or the beginning of February of 2014. The carrier, according to SamMobile, has a healthy record of tipping release dates before Samsung does, so owners of the two new flagships may just a little over one month before they can have the most recent software on their devices.
Lower-range Note 3 said to be in mass production
Samsung is reportedly preparing a scaled-down version of its Galaxy Note 3 smartphone for release in the next year. On Thursday, Korean tech news site ETNews carried word that Samsung has begun mass production of a Galaxy Note 3 Lite, with the new device set for release some time in 2014. Reportedly, Samsung has lofty goals for the lower-specced Note 3, as ETNews says Samsung expects it to account for 30 percent of all sales for the Note 3 lineup.
Super-sized stylus phone sees quick sales
Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is off to an even faster sales pace than its predecessors, ships 10 million units in just two months since its release. A post from Samsung placed the Note 3 in a line with 13 other 10 million unit-shipping devices reaching back to 2002. The announcement also marks the Note 3 as the seventh consecutive Samsung flagship device to ship 10 million units or more, a trend that began with the original Galaxy S.
Buying Samsung phablet nets you Samsung tablet
UK retailer Phones 4U is now offering customers a free Samsung tablet along with the purchase of the company's newest Galaxy Note device. Customers buying the Galaxy Note 3 on a two-year contract will also receive Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 for free. The promotion runs through November 21.
The third Stylus-driven Galaxy is still of Note
It's no secret that we loved the Galaxy Note II, as Samsung's 2012 stylus-driven handset excelled in just about every area where it mattered. Now, the Note 3 has come along with a bigger screen, bigger battery, and some new features to boot. Is it worth picking up to replace your aging-but-still-capable Galaxy Note II? Read on to our full review in order to find out.
Phones 4u promotion gives away Galaxy Gear with Note 3
UK Samsung fans can get their hands on Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch for free if they are willing to pick up the Galaxy Note 3 as well. Phones 4u has announced a weeklong promotion, beginning today, in which the retailer will give away the £299 Galaxy Gear to customers buying the Note 3 on contract. The promotion requires that customers pick up the devices in physical stores.
Galaxy Note 3 outpacing its two predecessors
Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is solidly outpacing its predecessors in terms of devices shipped, the South Korean tech giant announced on Wednesday. The large-screened, stylus-enabled Note 3 has moved more than five million units in just one month since its launch. The successful launch of the new Note handset demonstrates the growing popularity of the device, the first incarnation of which was met with perplexity from the tech media and observers.