Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Down And Out!
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 isn’t exactly left behind in terms of security updates and it still remains as a pretty competitive device up till today, this is largely due to its specs that are still quite impressive.
If you’re looking for a value deal from Samsung’s official pre-owned device program, consider this phablet as it only costs a mere $250 right now. The downside is that it is carrier-locked and it does not official have support for the Android 6.0 or 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
The furthest one could expect from the South Korean manufacturer is the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. This is a bummer as there are many practical and appealing features on Marshmallow such as the granular app permissions, Doze Mode, adoptable storage as well as the Google Now On Tap.
On top of that, there is also a unique feature of the Galaxy Note 4 and Note 5 known as the Screen-Off Memo which permits users to jot down notes with the S Pen without unlocking the phablet’s screen. The manufacturer has also improved on the previously cluttered TouchWiz interface via the Marshmallow update.
It’s apparent that the Galaxy Note 3 users are missing out on a lot and although Qualcomm is the one to be blamed that Nougat isn’t officially compatible with the Note 3, it doesn’t change the fact that the device lacking on Marshmallow is entirely Samsung’s fault.