Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Owners of the Wi-Fi version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet can now rest a little easier as the Android 4.4 KitKat update is being sent out to that budget-priced device.

We got a tip from one of Android Central's readers who did a check on his tablet to find that he was able to download the KitKat software upgrade. A quick scan of our forums confirmed that the Android 4.4 update was also downloaded earlier this week by other owners of the tablet.

The update is 712 MB in size so it may take a few minutes to download. However, we are sure that owners of the Galaxy Note 8.0 in the U.S will be happy to receive all of the new features and updates that KitKat will provide.

Are you an owner of the Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Note 8.0 and if so are you glad that you are able to get the KitKat software update?

Thanks to Rob for the tip

Source: Android Central forums

There are 22 comments

Dalton37 says:

I'm in! Mine is updating now.

bbradley64 says:

Got mine this morning!

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deuceja says:

What version of kit kat 4.4.2 or 4.4.3

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DannyHeard says:

Any news on kit kat for Galaxy tab 3 8.0? :(

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HYNK says:

I gave up on waiting for an official rom and DL'd a 4.4.2 custom rom last week

solotallboy says:

isnt this old news?? i'm in the US and got my update about 2 weeks ago.

thatguy97 says:

Pleasant surprise from Samsung

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McPlot says:

I got out last night on my Note 2

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Waiting for the update on my 7 inch

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I got it last night. So far everything works. Just searching online to see the new feature set. I am having an issue with my external sd card, I can read but when I try to write I get 'permission denied'.

jdawgnoonan says:

You should test chromecasting from Google play music. There are major issues with that on Samsung's kitkat implementation on the note 10.1 2014.

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chronophilos says:


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jackwagon06 says:


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Got the update here.

No more writing to your SD card... apps already there seem to work fine (i'm talking about games and such). It appears you can still move apps to the SD card, but forget about using a file manager to write to the external SD card. This is pretty much a deal breaker for me for android on a tablet -- not being able to use a file manager of my choice is completely ridiculous, and makes using an android tablet for real work virtually impossible without some nutty workarounds unless you have a crazy amount of internal storage space (like at least 32GB, possibly 64 or more, depending on what you do). No thanks. I can get much more done on my Surface 2, and I was already contemplating replacing my Surface 2/Note 8 combo with a Surface Pro 3. I think the SD card write "problem" seals the deal, unfortunately, since not many android tablet models exist that have both a pressure sensitive pen AND large internal storage configurations.

This is, of course, my own personal perspective -- YMMV, but I can't see this as being very good for android on tablets in the near future and maybe that's the point. Maybe Google wants OEMs to start pushing larger internal storage configurations and get rid of external SDs. That would pretty well solve the issue, I suppose.

awilisch says:

Yeah not being able to write to the SD card is kind of annoying. I get needing to control where apps write but you should be able to specify user space or something.

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I'm thrilled hopefully it will banish the ridiculous amount of lag mine has.

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carvation says:

hopes this fixes my not so good battery life

2gerry says:

To the writer,
Budget price? Not sure where you were hiding when this Note 8 came out. But just to educate you, the device cost a whopping $399. And there were writers on AC that commented at the time that this price was a little steep. And yes I'm offended by you saying that its budget price. I love this device for what it can do. Needless to say, do your research before you post your writings. Not even sure where you came from as I've never seen your articles before. Perhaps Phil or whoever should screen the writers and their articles more closely then the products that gets reviewed.

Retired911 says:

I am at 4.4.2, is that the most recent?

speculatrix says:

"budget-priced device"
hardly! the Note 8 was aways quite a premium over the standard tab.

Nooooo I don't know what happened with this 4.4.2 update, but it screwed up the s pen calibration for me something awful. Now when I put the nib onto the screen in the Sketchbook Pro app, the line appears off the right and above where the nib is actually touching. :( I use this to draw so this small offset is REALLY upsetting and I'm not sure how to fix it.

It is slightly more budget priced now in Canada. Target clearing them out for $199