Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat Update Android 4.4.2 Delay

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3Verizon 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.

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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┬áVerizon’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.

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.


  1. For the time being I’ll continue to stay with Verizon, AT&T is looking more attractive, I have lost faith in Verizon so much so, that I’ve sold all my stock options. Verizon, you lost an investor and soon I’m leaving with everyone else little future in CDMA….

  2. This is unacceptable For verizon to do this to use as verizon customers. I’ve been looking and checking and reading up since last year and I can’t believe verizon as a top claimed cell phone service provider can and will do this hold on the kit kat update I got the note 3 when it first came out. Within the first week. And looking for updates. At one point I was going to root the phone just to have the kitkat update. I m ashamed to be a verizon customer.

  3. After raising prices by adding BS charges & forcing almost everyone out of unlimited data so they have to pay more for less, it’s close to impossible to believe they don’t have enough money to pay a few extra people to help get their updates out in an acceptable amount of time. My theory is that they are waiting until the Galaxy S5 is available to order (not pre-order) so they can get enough frustrated customers to buy the “next big thing” with kit kat before preinstalled before releasing it to the note 3. This way they make more money and they know most people would rather buy a new phone than have to change carriers, especially when they have the market cornered. I have no true basis for my theory, mind you. Just a lot of experience with businesses who don’t truly care about their customers.

  4. This is BS for Verizon to wait till all other cell phone providers deliver the updates and they are always last to do so,i got 4 more months for wifes phone and will be switching then as soon as my phone is paid off will be switching also,will never switch back to Verizon as they charge more and are last to deliver the updates.

  5. Yeah, think I’m done with Verizon too when my contract is up this time. 4 phones on my account (was 5, already pulled one off). They took away my unlimited data when I upgraded this time. Absolutely no communication from Verizon on release date for kit kat. If T – Mobile had service in my area I’d switch now. Guess it’ll be Sprint when my contract is up. Really had enough of Verizon.

  6. Unfortunately that’s the norm now in society, some people and businesses don’t care about mediocrity. Verizon didn’t update the Galaxy Note 2 for almost a year, they actually skipped an update.

  7. Truly pathetic. I’m going to hold off as much as possible getting a new phone from Verizon. Had it up to here with their BS. They don’t give customers what they want. We had unlimited data, they took it away. They give us good devices, but Jack up their prices. I may even see when we’re close enough to the end of the contract, we may end up paying the ETF. The reason I’m staying is because I actually love this phone, and I don’t want to give it up when I go to a carrier like T-Mobile that has to trade in a device. I just don’t want pay for the same device twice. It was expensive enough first time around. I’ll just wait for the Note 4 or 5. If Verizon could at the very least give us some news the KitKat update, I wouldn’t shake two s****s at them…as much. But since they’re not, it’s essentially the bitter chewed up cherry on top of the poop and vomit sundae. I don’t mean to sound disgusting, but that is honestly what I’m comparing Verizon to. They really need to reprioritize themselves when it comes to customer satisfaction, especially when one the most popular phones sold globally, with the vast user base their network isn’t to date with many other users. I hope Verizon realizes this when customers leave due to this issue with myself included.

  8. you should post social media campain instructions somewhere besides verizon’s forum since VZN just deletes posts of any unhappy users…

  9. Here it is the last of April and no update for the note 3 owners at Verizon. This is it for me and my family. We have had enough of Verizon. I have been with them for 12 long years and this is the thanks you get for being a loyal customer. I hope Verizon looses about half their customers and go bankrupt. People can’t have good sense staying with a company that treats you like Verizon does. I’m gone Verizon I wish you the worst of everything.