Galaxy Note 3 with Android 4.4 not compatible with third-party accessories

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From now on, we might not expect our Samsung devices sporting third-party accessories due to the new regulations and set of policies that the Korean smartphone maker is preparing to undertake in the near future for all of its devices. So, no more accessories that don’t have Samsung`s identification chip on their backs. Samsung is determined to impose these new sets of regulations especially on the Galaxy Note 3, as the device has already received the updated Android 4.4 KitKat. The problem was, that prior to the update, there were also third-party cases that prevented the Note 3 from properly working. Perhaps this is the real reason why Samsung is pulling off the other accessories. For the company, the safety of its devices comes first. And I definitely agree on that.

Another reason, also involving the Note 3, as it has the updated KitKat, is that the third-party accessory Spigen`s S-View flip cover doesn’t function anymore when it is used with the Note 3. That means that there are non-functioning accessories that the Spigen is selling on the market right now. Samsung has implemented a very accurate system that automatically detects illegal or non-functioning accessories, especially for devices like Note 3.

Galaxy Note 3 with Android 4.4 not compatible with third-party accessories

Galaxy Note 3 with Android 4.4 not compatible with third-party accessories

In order for the Spigen to implement its own case, it is required to also have the official S-View cover from Samsung as well. Let`s hope that the Spigen won`t tear off the official chip from Samsung`s original cover case and put it on its own cover, to be able to properly work.

Samsung really knew what it was doing when it implemented the updated Android 4.4 KitKat on its Note 3, since it uses secret forms of identification of third-party accessories, which implemented on the device, would do nothing as they will prove to be useless.

To state our source, This is what the Korean manufacturer is trying to do – to limit the testing of their devices with certain apps and features from third-parties. Thus, it would improve the company`s chances for better testing of their own accessories.

Let`s hope that Samsung will make an official statement soon and explain us the real plans set for this matter.

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Hello fellow readers and Android lovers. I am Bogdan-Eduard Huma and I have been an English teacher for more than 10 years now. I love to write and I love Android. This is why I am here: to keep you updated with fresh news about everything on Android, smartphones releases, apps and much, much more.