Android 5.0 Lollipop is right around the corner for various Android powered smartphones and tablets, different OTA roll outs being prepared for next year (most of the updates will be released during January and February). But, until then, you will be still stuck on Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware. Well, that’s exactly what’s currently happening with the Verizon model of Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which just received a new KitKat OTA update.
This update is just a minor one so don’t expect to see major improvements added to your current Android experience. In fact this OTA roll out is actually an OS improvement that comes to resolve few minor bugs and software related issues. The new Android 4.4.4 KitKat build is dubbed as VRUDNJ6 and has been released by Verizon for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphones.
According to Verizon and to users who have already tested the new Android system on their own Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Android 4.4.4 KitKat VRUDNJ6 brings improved LTE connectivity and voice reception, KNOX version 2.0, Kids Mode, and bug fixes for VPN, SMS and Bluetooth audio.
Therefore, the notification might be already displayed on your device – slide down the notification panel and check for the same. You can also manually check for software updates by going to “menu – settings – about phone – software updates”. If the new OTA is being available, enable a WiFi connection and follow on screen prompts for automatically installing KitKat VRUDNJ6 on your Verizon Galaxy Note 3.
The update can also be manually installed by using Samsung KIES and Odin. All you have to do is to download the VRUDNJ6 firmware from Samsung’s official web page and to flash the same via Odin (install the program on your computer, establish a connection between your phone and your PC and from Odin click on “PDA”, pick the KitKat OS and flash it on your Note 3).
Well, that’s it for now. Stay close for further info and do tell us whether you have received the Verizon OTA release or not.