Galaxy Note 8

Samsung continues its rollout of Android 4.4 across its vast range of mobile devices, and the latest to get the KitKat update is the Wifi-only Galaxy Note 8.0. From today the Wifi-only version of Samsung's first Note tablet has begun getting its update, starting with devices purchased in the UK.

According to initial reports from SamMobile, Note 8.0 owners can look forward to improved performance and battery life, among the standard KitKat features like wireless printing, redesigned notification icons and full screen album art.

If you're rocking a British Galaxy Note 8.0, head to Settings > About tablet > Software update (or plug into Samsung's Kies desktop app) to see if your update is ready.

Source: SamMobile


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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 (Wifi) gets KitKat update


This is good news.

I really like my Note 8.0 because that size dimension works perfect for my business and personal use.

I was hoping Samsung had made a Pro Series Note in the 8" size.

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Not only was the 10.1 the first note tablet, it will now be the last to get the Kit Kat update (if we get it at all). Way to reward us early adopters, Samsung!

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That's strange, my Canadian Note 8 is on 4.2.2. Currently downloading an update :) Would assume this is the KitKat update :)

Not sure what carrier you are on, but Sprint already posted the Open source parts and there is a (supposed) final version leak already over on XDA.

Samsung said around the end of May and it looks to be on track. I would say the second week of June at the latest.

That being said, you are not missing out on much going from 4.3 to 4.4.2

My dad just got KitKat on his Note 8! Looks the same. Anyone know if they will ever allow us Samsung users to get Samsung's new Touchwhiz UX? My Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is getting KitKat soon and I NEED that new Touchwhiz!!!

Doesn't work. Update stalls and fails. Samsung Note reset to stock. Won't download with Kies and OTA install fails. Going back to an iPad and sending this bit of junk back to Korea for a refund. Been in for service 3 times for quality issues and it takes them weeks to fix. No 'Samsung stores' to take it to.

updates to KitKat but lost my touchwiz default application look. Now it looks sterile and no dynamics.

How can I spruce up my default applications. My Note 3 has a good one but not sure if will work on Note 8. Note 3 is on Kit Kat.

Any ideas?