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    Default Sprint Note 3: KitKat impressions, let's post them here.

    I got the update but haven't installed it yet. For all the folks here that already have it installed, please post your impressions here.

    Thanks!

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    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 02-23-2014 at 06:14 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MannyZ28 View Post
    I got the update but haven't installed it yet. For all the folks here that already have it installed, please post your impressions here.

    Thanks!

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    Will this be a thread for all the carriers or just sprint branded?

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    Havent had a real chance to mess with it yet cause im at work but this thing seems very fast.

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    Nm. It finally showed the post path. Lol.

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    Default Re: Kit Kat impressions, let's post them here.

    I haven't noticed really big changes yet. There seems to be more white instead of color in some places like the notification bar. The notification shade appears to have lost the ongoing / temporary split it used to have, and all notifications are in one list now. It may be a little harder to see which you can swipe away now, but that's not too big of a deal. That's about all I've seen because I haven't specifically tried to test anything. I'm hoping this update fixes the flaky WiFi connection and erroneous KNOX notification issues, but I can't exactly test them on-demand, so I'll have to wait and see (unless others have info on this?).
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    Default Re: Kit Kat impressions, let's post them here.

    I have the down load waiting. I'm going into town and will download on 4G, my Internet connection is ridiculously slow this morning. I'll post impressions later this afternoon.

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    Default Re: Kit Kat impressions, let's post them here.

    I've been using it about 5 hours. The only difference I can see is the all white character status bar.

    Also, and I hope it's just my imagination, my battery seems to be draining faster than before. Time will tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MastaCow53 View Post
    I've been using it about 5 hours. The only difference I can see is the all white character status bar.

    Also, and I hope it's just my imagination, my battery seems to be draining faster than before. Time will tell.
    Is ART in the upgrade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stackberry369 View Post
    Is ART in the upgrade?
    I don't know what ART is. If you can tell me what to look for, I'll check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MastaCow53 View Post
    I don't know what ART is. If you can tell me what to look for, I'll check.
    Android run time.

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    Default Re: Kit Kat impressions, let's post them here.

    Here is a rather complete looking change log.



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    My first impression has not been good.

    After rebooting, the phone freezes up after a few minutes. Also, when it times out, you cannot get the screen to come back up. It stays black. You can hear the notifications and the bottom buttons light up, but the screen it black.

    I want the old OS back.
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    Default Re: Kit Kat impressions, let's post them here.

    Quote Originally Posted by abaran1000 View Post
    My first impression has not been good.

    After rebooting, the phone freezes up after a few minutes. Also, when it times out, you cannot get the screen to come back up. It stays black. You can hear the notifications and the bottom buttons light up, but the screen it black.

    I want the old OS back.
    And a reboot didn't fix that? You're the first one with negative feedback so far besides one person who wasn't certain about decreased battery life.

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    Default Re: Kit Kat impressions, let's post them here.

    Here are a few things I noticed so far today while using my phone. I'm not sure how many are related to KitKat, but considering these haven't happened before the update, I think it's possible that there is some connection here.

    1. I had a little trouble with mobile data (3G and LTE). There were times where I couldn't load web pages in a browser, but apps like Gmail could get data. It seemed to be better a while later though, even if loading web pages still seemed slow, so I'm hoping this is temporary (possibly congestion due to lots of folks trying to get the KitKat update). I tried updating my PRL and profile and rebooting, but I'm not sure if they actually helped or not.

    2. I'm not sure if the WiFi stability issue was fixed. My phone seemed to be disconnecting and reconnecting, but for a while I was also testing mobile data and may have forgotten in what state I left the phone in between doing other things. I hope the WiFi connection remains stable now, but it may take more time and testing here to see for sure.

    3. I had a little trouble copying files between my computer and phone over WiFi using ES File Explorer. Using a wire to connect the devices worked fine though, and copying a few smaller files as tests worked. I'm not sure if this had something to do with the music I was copying, the folder structure, unstable WiFi hitting my phone, or what, but it was weird. I was afraid that this was an SD card problem like I had before, but since other copying methods worked, it probably isn't.

    4. I have an S View cover now (Samsung's product), and it looks like the screen brightness increases when I close the cover. It's not a big deal, but I don't think it did this before, so I found the apparent change a little odd.

    I think that's about it so far. Nothing too bad, as long as the mobile data thing is temporary, which it probably is. I am interested in knowing if others come across any issues so that I can keep an eye out for them.
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    Default Re: Kit Kat impressions, let's post them here.

    I definitely see a difference in battery, I listen to music a lot while im at work and it doesn't drain as easily.
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    After I installed it my phone froze at the lock screen. Anything touch related wasn't working. I had to take my battery out to restart it. And now my phone seems kinda laggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by craySean View Post
    After I installed it my phone froze at the lock screen. Anything touch related wasn't working. I had to take my battery out to restart it. And now my phone seems kinda laggy

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    It happened to me too. I rebooted holding the power button a few seconds. After that everything was normal touch wise. Noticed some lag as well but after about an hour everything is smooth again. Prolly was due to things upgrading in the background.

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    I've had good experiences so far... Only real issue I'm having is Smart Stay isn't working at all. Screen blacks out when reading, wasn't happening before upgrade... Was working great.
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    The download was waiting for me this morning. After loading, everything was fine. Anyone who may experience slowdown, etc., I always do a manual restart or even turn the device off for a few minutes. That gives everything a chance to reset, etc.

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    Downloaded about midnight, installation went smooth, not a single problem noticed yet, it is a touch faster, seems to do a better job of RAM management which I would say accounts for the snappier feel.
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    Default Re: Kit Kat impressions, let's post them here.

    Scrolling is much smoother and the gallery opens a lot quicker. I'm loving the update so far! 💕

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    Quote Originally Posted by msndrstood View Post
    Scrolling is much smoother and the gallery opens a lot quicker. I'm loving the update so far! 💕

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    Hi msndrstood, I also noticed a huge difference in the speed of gallery, also much quicker opening home screen folders, and exiting apps back to the home screen.
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    Everything is faster,, battery life is improved, Google wallet works, transition animation bug has been fixed. I'm happy.

    THE BEAST,,NOTE 3. SIZE IS EVERYTHING!!!
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    ^^im with this guy. Plus im running the Google Now launcher makes this thing smooth as butter!

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    Default Re: Kit Kat impressions, let's post them here.

    From what I've read, the prevention notification problem has been fixed. That's good. Unfortunately the flaky Wi-Fi problem seems to remain. I just got the unstable Wi-Fi notification twice. *sigh* They seriously need to fix this. It's ridiculous for my Note 3 to be the only device in my house that thinks the Wi-Fi connection is unstable when the router is literally in the hall outside my door.

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