Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update, Android 5.0 Lollipop not in Sight
Since Android 5.0 Lollipop was announced, everybody wants to have it installed on his smartphone or tablet, but many forget that Google is still fighting with big fragmentation problems linked to the ecosystem.
This means that slightly older devices won’t be getting the most recent software updates in a timely manner. And it seems that this is valid for owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, as well.
When it was released, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 came pre-loaded with Jelly Bean but now Samsung announced that the Galaxy Note 8 Android 4.4.2 update is now being rolled-out for the AT&T variant of the 8-inch tablet. Most likely, other carriers from the US and other countries will get it soon, as well.
The new Galaxy Note 8 Android 4.4.2 update gets released with a bunch of new features, such as security patches, multi-user mode, GMS apps update, and also has the Beat Music app pre-loaded.
KitKat-specific features are here, as well, such transparent status and navigation bars, white status bar icons, immersive mode, cloud printing, new Location menu, full screen album and movie art in the lock screen, color emoji support, athe updated Samsung apps, a smarter Samsung keyboard and many others.
As soon as the new build becomes available for your Galaxy Note 8, you will receive a notification; you’ll have to tap on it and choose “Download down.” If the update takes longer than expected, go under Settings > About device > Software updates > Check for software updates to see if it’s waiting for you there.