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Press Release -- June 16th, 2014
Source: Sprint Nextel

Android 4.4.2, KitKat, comes to Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

The latest version of Android™ is rolling out to Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Tab® 3 7.0 customers through an over-the-air (OTA) update starting today. Galaxy Tab 3 customers should have the update in the next few weeks.

The upgrade provides a number of innovative, easy-to-use features that enhance the Samsung Galaxy user experience, including a more intuitive user interface, enhanced messaging capabilities and updated applications:

  • Location Menu: An integrated location menu enables users to easily activate GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks, while simultaneously checking the battery usage of apps running location service capabilities.
  • Upgraded Google Mobile Service™ (GMS) apps: Users can automatically back up photos and video and can open, view, rename and share Google Docs and files.
  • Updated Lock Screen Features: The lock screen now allows users to quickly access the camera with a new shortcut and view album art while music is playing.

Additionally, Sprint plans to update Samsung Galaxy S® 4 mini™ and Samsung Galaxy Mega® to KitKat. Exact timing of these updates will be shared at a later date.

If you have questions about the KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, visit the Sprint Community.

Mark Elliott is a communications manager for the Wireless Devices team at Sprint. Based in Boston, he works primarily with BlackBerry and Samsung devices and is well versed in the company’s business devices, push-to-talk products and tablets. Mark can be reached at

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