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US Cellular’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 gets OTA to Android 5.0

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owners from US Cellular can hit that update button now (or wait for the prompt to update) as they are joining the rest of the world for that Lollipop update. The OTA can be had via Samsung Skies or if you go to the update menu and get the Android update via WiFi.


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This update brings about more animations, a priority mode, multi-user and a new lock screen, among others. It is based on 5.0, but we expect most of the bugs from the first iteration of the OTA were fixed. It could also be that this is the last update Note 3 will ever see, at least on US Cellular.

Source: US Cellular

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Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 gets update to Android Lollipop

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from Verizon is getting an update to Lollipop too starting today. Verizon’s site has been refreshed with the update and some small enhancements. The new OS will use a material-ish version of TouchWiz, plus some performance and optimized battery enhancements.





This update brings Note 3 to the build version LRX21V.N900VVRUEOB6 and it will begin rolling out in over the air updates.

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• Bolder color, fluid animation effects, and interactions based on Lollipop.

• The on/off toggle button style updated based on material design


• The shortcuts for both Phone and Camera are provided for convenience.

• Material design-inspired notifications

• Ability to set priority and privacy for notifications on lock screen.

• Provide music control as a card to utilize the real estate of the lock screen UI.


Brighter look and feel, bold colors, fluid animation inspired by material design


• FAB are added for ease of access on emphasized features, such as adding a new contact or favorite, and writing a text message for Contacts and Messages, respectively


• Now uses the parallax scrolling effect for easier access.

• Multi-window icons for ease-of-use during multi-tasking.


Source: Verizon via AndroidPolice

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Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 and Note Edge get Android 5.0 today!

Sprint’s Galaxy Note 3 and Note Edge are getting an update to Lollipop starting today. The OTA is rolling out in stages, so not all device should get it at the same time, but rest assured, it’s coming.




Apart from the Android 5.0 upgrade, the Note Edge is also getting WiFi Calling enhancements and factory reset protection.

If you want to manually install head over to Settings à System update à Update now. Happy update!

Source: Note Edge, Note 3

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T Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 gets update to Android Lollipop 5.0

T Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is getting back in league with the big guns as it receives Lollipop. The device was listed on T Mobile’s testing tracker, which is the second step in a three-step process to update devices to Android 5.0. Today is the day T Mobile starts pushing the update out.


Samsung Galaxy Note 3


Apart from the usual Lollipop changes, users will also find some changes with WiFi calling, for example a fix for the one way audio issue. The update version is N900TUVUFOB5, which is also the number you will find when your device is ready to get the OTA.

Source: Samsung

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Hunger Games Movies – get your free movie in HD on Google Play Movies

Hunger Games fans rejoice! If you recently bought a Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Tab Pro, Galaxy Note Pro, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 you can download the Hunger Games Movie pack from Google Play Store and follow its instructions in order to get some free movies. Nothing says Merry Christmas like watching teenagers literally killing each other in HD!


Hunger Games


After you install the app you will have to tap 2 to get to the second menu item and there you can tap the > button you will find above Watch Movies. There you can tap on either movie and you will get a promotional message with a Google redemption code. After you tap the given code you will see an IAP-like window with the movie available in HD for free. When you finally redeem the screen you will tie it to your account and after that you will be able to watch it on your device, on Chromecast, on the web or other devices where you can access Google Play Movies.


Hunger games options


The rest of the Hunger Games app is pretty ok itself as it presents the usual trailers and custom icons, links for the novels and copies of screenplays. A few non-Samsung devices are supported too, like Nexus 6 for example, but they are really in a limited number. In case you are looking for more free movies on Google Play, you may find X Men, Gravity or Lord of the rings and other titles depending on what country you live in.


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T Mobile’s Samsung S5, Note 3 and Note 4 get minor OTAs

Some of T Mobile’s offerings have gotten an OTA today, and among them you will find the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note 3 and Galaxy S5. The Note and the S5 are getting their Chinese support, which brings the first to version number N910TUVU1ANK4 and the second reaches version G900TUVU1CNK2.


The Galaxy Note 3 received support for Gogo in-flight texting and got to version N900TUVUDNK3. The feature hasn’t reached Note 4 yet, but T Mobile assures its customers that the feature is on its way. If you want to find out more details about the changelogs, head out to any of the source links below.


Source: T Mobile support for Galaxy S5, Note 4, Note 3