Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update Android 4.4.2 release delay has started to cross limits now. Including the international variants, all of the other 4 major carriers in the US have also rolled out 4.4.2 update to their rightful customers. In other words, Verizon Note 3 owners are now officially the last folks to hop on the KitKat train.
Verizon might have the best network coverage in town but it definitely needs to improve a lot when it comes to maintaining communication with its customers. In spite of all the direct queries by its customers, Verizon has remained quite mum on its 4.4.2 KitKat update plans for the Note 3. As a matter of fact, the only statements from them which can be considered official are their replies on social feeds, which are exactly as human as Optimus Prime from Transformers (he is a robot, get it?).
Thanks to Verizon’s unfriendly behaviour, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 users are now taking their anger out on Twitter. Here are a few tweets done by angry Verizon Note 3 owners in the anticipation of the 4.4.2 KitKat update.
@Verizon What's up with not having the KitKat update for the Note 3? Your godawful update schedule is a nuisance and reflects poorly on you.
— Nick Tiffany (@nicktiffany95) April 3, 2014
— Nick Murphy (@micknurph) April 3, 2014
Dear @Verizon : still no 4.4 on Note 3? Can't wait til I can leave you for good later this year. This relationship sucks.
— Lacey (@mrswolkens) April 3, 2014
— dom (@dkenmac) April 2, 2014
Obviously, Verizon is receiving a lot of criticism over the Note 3 KitKat update and is infact, on the verge of losing a few customers. Which makes us wonder why on earth would Verizon still keep its customers waiting for an OTA rollout even after all this hatred; after all, it wouldn’t matter if they rollout the 4.4.2 update today or after a week, the rollout is still going to put the same load on their servers as it would do on any other day.
It is also worth noting that while Sprint and US Cellular delivered 4.4.2 KitKat update to their versions of Galaxy Note 3 in January itself, AT&T and T-Mobile variants of Note 3 also got updated a few weeks after that. So it is pretty evident that Samsung had delivered the necessary firmware files needed for a rollout months ago which means that Verizon is the sole party responsible for this unusual delay.
As already mentioned above, since Verizon hasn’t reveal anything officially regarding the Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update, everything is still a mere speculation at this point. However, for what it is worth, Verizon typically releases an OTA update after a 4-6 weeks of gap. So following that logic, Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owners should expect the 4.4.2 KitKat update release date to fall in mid April.
Whatever the case might be, it is still a pity that inspite of having such a large user base, Verizon still continues to disappoint its Samsung Galaxy Note 3 customers. Make sure to let us know in the comments section if you too plan on switching to some other network.