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    Default Galaxy Note 10.1: 4.4.2 KitKat Update

    Has anyone received the 4.4.2 Kit Kat update on their Note 10.1?
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    Hold on wait..........lemme pinch myself. Ouuu, nope I'm not dreamin. No pigs in the air yet either.

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    Feels like pigs would have to fly before that happens. Makes no sense for a WiFi only device.

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    Oh but it does. To Samsung maybe. Didn't they just release a few new tablets. Surely they wouldn't update our measly $500 device. They have $900 ones to sell. Sad to say, we'll be waiting. Cue the jeopardy theme.

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    We will get the update ...The TAB Series is getting it According to on Samsung rep that I spoke with today. Just be patient.
    BTw, This is My first post with My 10.1 and I LOVE IT!
    The s-Pen is amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Reemus View Post
    We will get the update ...The TAB Series is getting it According to on Samsung rep that I spoke with today. Just be patient.
    BTw, This is My first post with My 10.1 and I LOVE IT!
    The s-Pen is amazing

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    Love your confidence.

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    What is the kit kat update supposed to do for us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharrod79 View Post
    What is the kit kat update supposed to do for us?
    Make us wait. And give us hope that we will get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharrod79 View Post
    What is the kit kat update supposed to do for us?
    Compatibility, for example the new snote wont work on our note, new api-levels with new features for devs to make apps having more functionalities. Working trim I hope. Compatibility with new smart accessories. Etc...

    About api:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_version_history


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    I would like to know where this update is. And no I do not think I deserve an update, the tablet works great the way it is. Just sucks when you spend this kind of money 3 months ago and you see all these new devices releasing and them releasing updated software for them. Makes you feel left behind. If that is Samsung's point then this will be the last Samsung tablet I purchase. It's coming up on 2 months since they advised that they would release KitKat for this device and that is the last I have seen or herd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Moore3 View Post
    I would like to know where this update is. And no I do not think I deserve an update, the tablet works great the way it is. Just sucks when you spend this kind of money 3 months ago and you see all these new devices releasing and them releasing updated software for them. Makes you feel left behind. If that is Samsung's point then this will be the last Samsung tablet I purchase. It's coming up on 2 months since they advised that they would release KitKat for this device and that is the last I have seen or herd.
    Scott, don't short change yourself. You do deserve an update, as we all do. If not an update, then support. And I feel that the support for this tablet warrants not only an update but up to date features as well. I have said it before, this tablet was a flagship device at one point and is more than capable of handling up to date features. I think it's absolutely horrible how this tablet was released late 2012 and a year later, Samsung released another one and called it the 2014 edition. Great marketing on their part but, a lousy effort to fool the minds of those who know better. Why didn't they call this one the 2013 edition. Does any other device get a year added to its title? And all these clowns who wanna put you down and say you don't deserve an update, can kiss my A$$. Some of us don't have $500 to just flush down the toilet. I really can care less who flames this post, I stand behind what I believe. And a lot of people hide behind their keyboards and talk trash that they wouldn't talk when standing toe to toe in front of the person they're trolling. I'm not holding my breath for an update for this tablet. I'll keep this one til it dies and see what the market has at that time. Keep the faith though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MS3GT View Post
    Scott, don't short change yourself. You do deserve an update, as we all do. If not an update, then support. And I feel that the support for this tablet warrants not only an update but up to date features as well. I have said it before, this tablet was a flagship device at one point and is more than capable of handling up to date features. I think it's absolutely horrible how this tablet was released late 2012 and a year later, Samsung released another one and called it the 2014 edition. Great marketing on their part but, a lousy effort to fool the minds of those who know better. Why didn't they call this one the 2013 edition. Does any other device get a year added to its title? And all these clowns who wanna put you down and say you don't deserve an update, can kiss my A$$. Some of us don't have $500 to just flush down the toilet. I really can care less who flames this post, I stand behind what I believe. And a lot of people hide behind their keyboards and talk trash that they wouldn't talk when standing toe to toe in front of the person they're trolling. I'm not holding my breath for an update for this tablet. I'll keep this one til it dies and see what the market has at that time. Keep the faith though.

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    Slight correction, the original Note 10.1 was released in the middle of 2012 (August) and the newer 2014 version in Oct 2013. My guess is they added the model year for the new version to differentiate it from the original as trying to add an incremental number (ex. like they do with the phone models; Note 1, Note 2, Note 3) would be confusing (imagine a Note 2 10.1 or Note 10.1 - 2). Also, keep in mind the original Note 10.1 launched with ICS and later received a major update to Jelly Bean (minor maintenance updates since). At this point in its life cycle, the chance of it receiving any more major updates is low. To expect otherwise will just leave you disappointed.

    To close, I really think this post from Paul627g is VERY apt here (not to mention a review of that entire thread):

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Just to throw my 2 cents in...

    To be fair to the OEMs you have to see it from their side too.

    Most OEMs average an 18 month support/update window. This usually guarantees at least one major OS update. But doesn't mean you will get the latest and greatest just because it falls in that time frame.

    We can all agree that it takes time. From the starting point of Google releasing the vanilla product to the Nexus line then the code is available for the OEMs to skin as they please. Then during that process is carrier/region certifications, internal testing and depending on the LTE licensing even a longer delay.

    Couple all that with the next thoughts.
    Is the device hardware compatible?

    By compatible aside from the obvious, will the update bring an experience that is worth the time and resources?

    In addition to the above question, OEMs looking at the new OS update providing new software features but in the big picture will it increase or lower device performance?

    Final consideration which many tend to never consider. You have your resources tied up in providing 4.3 update to your product, now 4.4 is on the doorstep any day so you can't expect the OEM to throw away months of resources to grab 4.4 and run with it.

    Keep in mind every 6 months or so the major players are in the process of developing its next flagship device or line and its intended to run at release the latest OS.

    My own personal experience in the Android world after almost 4 years has taught me a lot about updates.

    I haven't had a huge collection of devices over the years but I've had enough to gain a great view. Samsung branded lines, Nexus and HTC are my history. I've found even with my Nexus devices that the OS the device is released with always seems to be the best fit in the long run. Sure the new updates are great and offer nice enhancements but there always seems to be bugs or performance issues with updates that just aren't evident with the original factory OS from initial release. Obviously this is due to the fact the device was designed and torture tested with that OS so it makes the most sense to be the best fit and most bug free. Not going to say its perfect because they never are but I always look back and say you know the best my device ran was on the stock, factory OS at release.

    So given all this I get aggravated just like everyone else when it comes to updates but I also try and take the big picture into consideration. As we know on stock, unless you root your phone there is no way to roll back to a previous version of OS. We see the complaints in the forums and in the real world of consumers saying I wish I never updated because my Bluetooth has problems or my Wi-Fi cuts out, etc.

    So the grass isn't always greener just because it's newer.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MS3GT View Post
    Scott, don't short change yourself. You do deserve an update, as we all do. If not an update, then support. And I feel that the support for this tablet warrants not only an update but up to date features as well. I have said it before, this tablet was a flagship device at one point and is more than capable of handling up to date features. I think it's absolutely horrible how this tablet was released late 2012 and a year later, Samsung released another one and called it the 2014 edition. Great marketing on their part but, a lousy effort to fool the minds of those who know better. Why didn't they call this one the 2013 edition. Does any other device get a year added to its title? And all these clowns who wanna put you down and say you don't deserve an update, can kiss my A$$. Some of us don't have $500 to just flush down the toilet. I really can care less who flames this post, I stand behind what I believe. And a lot of people hide behind their keyboards and talk trash that they wouldn't talk when standing toe to toe in front of the person they're trolling. I'm not holding my breath for an update for this tablet. I'll keep this one til it dies and see what the market has at that time. Keep the faith though.

    I am Aquaman!
    Totally disagree - Samsung's only obligations are to its shareholders. If one disagrees with how it conducts its business, vote with your feet/dollars. Complaining will get zero results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottMoore3 View Post
    Just sucks when you spend this kind of money 3 months ago and you see all these new devices releasing and them releasing updated software for them. Makes you feel left behind.
    As far as I know this is how technology works. There's always gonna be something newer and better not long after you buy the latest and greatest and companies are going to favor the latest and greatest. If they were to pump upgrades into the older devices they're essentially making it easy and even inviting for people to hang on to the old rather than spend money on the next latest and greatest which would make for a smaller profit margin. They like big money so why would they cut their own throats voluntarily?

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    When the update starts rolling out you can bet it will be all over the forum. Expect a mad dash for first to post bragging rights :-).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synycalwon
    keep in mind the original Note 10.1 launched with ICS and later received a major update to Jelly Bean (minor maintenance updates since). At this point in its life cycle, the chance of it receiving any more major updates is low. To expect otherwise will just leave you disappointed.
    It will get kitkat.

    Keep also in mind that the original note 10.1 came market on September 2012, here, with ics and got jb on january 2013, four months later. Since then no android 4.2, 4.3 and we are waiting for 4.4. Meanwhile they made changes to the core application SNote and people got gray hairs when they tried to share their notes.

    It is at the end of its so called life cycle (18months) and they now are going to release kitkat. Why didnt they update it before? Before it costs money. Now they will give a final update to it and they saved alot of money by skipping over 4.2 and 4.3. But they also lost some customers, I bet. It was a very bad decision to let people who bought their flagship waiting and having problems e.g. with the compatibility. Business and educational sector lost its interest to invest money to tablets made by samsung. They really cant build they ecosystem around os and devices which are not kept up-to-date. Samsung had a very good chance to get a leg between the door and they missed it. People I know and who makes decisions for their companies (comp. stuff) have zero points interests to invest to android. Note 10.1 had its chance to make huge changes within companies and schools but samsung ruined it totally. They lost their interest to Note when they realized that Samsung cant even keep their flagship updated. What a missed opportunity!



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    Quote Originally Posted by enigmax View Post
    It will get kitkat.
    Don't hold your breath while waiting for this to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluzman View Post
    Don't hold your breath while waiting for this to happen.
    I dont need to.

    "DALLAS, February 18, 2014 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced today that a number of Samsung Galaxy devices will receive the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) software update, enriching the Galaxy experience. [] Samsung Galaxy U.S. devices currently scheduled to receive the KitKat update include select carrier variants of the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S 4 mini™, Galaxy S 4 Active™, Galaxy S 4 zoom™, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III mini™, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Light, Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition."
    Samsung USA confirms Android 4.4 KitKat update for multiple devices, rollout begins today | SamMobile

    "Recently Samsung U.S. published list of smartphones and tablets to get KitKat update. Today Polish blogger Robert Nawrowski obtained global KitKat update list from Samsung Poland.
    ...
    GALAXY Note 10.1
    GALAXY Note 10.1 2014 Edition
    ...
    Some of those devices might ‘jump’ directly to KitKat and some might get Jelly Bean first."
    Samung Poland posts global KitKat update list - SammyToday
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    Doesn't Verizon have to get a hold of it first do their thing with it and take their time and release it when they're ready?

    And I just noticed that article is dated back in February.

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    Yes it is from feb., so it is only matter of time... a week? Another month? Months? Who knows... but i read that the test version is out already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enigmax View Post
    Yes it is from feb., so it is only matter of time... a week? Another month? Months? Who knows... but i read that the test version is out already.
    I repeat, don't hold your breath waiting. I too saw the February announcement. It reminded me of similar, equally hopeful one regarding an impending global upgrade of my GT 7.0 Plus (GT-P6210) from ICS to JB. Did it happen? Yup. Did it happen in the US? Nope. Eventually I rooted the device and flashed the UK version of the ROM and I was happily on my way although I eventually "gifted" the device and replaced it with a GT 3 8.0.

    After a major, official upgrade from HC to ICS, an OTA/Kies upgrade to JB the GT 7.0 Plus never happened in the US despite the announcement from Samsung. Just sayin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaggyKids View Post
    Doesn't Verizon have to get a hold of it first do their thing with it and take their time and release it when they're ready?

    And I just noticed that article is dated back in February.

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    Yes, for the Verizon version (cellular LTE/3G), not for the Wi-Fi only version though. That would be straight from Samsung.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluzman View Post
    I repeat, don't hold your breath waiting. I too saw the February announcement. It reminded me of similar, equally hopeful one regarding an impending global upgrade of my GT 7.0 Plus (GT-P6210) from ICS to JB. Did it happen? Yup. Did it happen in the US? Nope. Eventually I rooted the device and flashed the UK version of the ROM and I was happily on my way although I eventually "gifted" the device and replaced it with a GT 3 8.0.

    After a major, official upgrade from HC to ICS, an OTA/Kies upgrade to JB the GT 7.0 Plus never happened in the US despite the announcement from Samsung. Just sayin'.
    Well, I live in Europe and my device(s) are (hence) carrier free too. And I dont believe they will shoot their leg letting customers in usa to be without the update. This is still one of their greatest tablet/phone they ever made. They also made this announcement both in usa and europe. Although they said it will depend on (again) carriers in usa. Btw why do you buy carrier-bound devices?? Isnt that the same as shooting your own leg by letting them to decide whether or not... And bloatware... Cant you just buy the the device and then choose the contract?

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    I have a wifi-only device (N8013), so I have no issues with carriers - all the bloatware is provided by Samsung . I agree that the GN 10.1 is a great tablet but as for Samsung not shooting itself in the foot in the US, the point of my previous post is that that's exactly what they did regarding the GT-P6210 upgrade. That's why I have low expectations this time despite the February announcement. Even so, given the wonderful capabilities of this device as well as those of the new Note and Pro offerings, I remain a happy user and very likely will be a future customer of theirs.
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    They will update this, BECAUSE it is at the end of the life-cycle. Why? Because when they do, the "old" hardware won't be able to run as well as the new version. Thus, they expect people will get frustrated with the lagging and lockups, and go out and buy a brand new tablet. They just hope people will be sucked into their ecosystem by then, and get a newer Note. It's what happened with my GS3, and they probably expect me to go out and buy a new GS4 or GS5. But I'm not.
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