When it comes to security updates, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is still pretty much supported. And, thanks to its impressive specs, it is still quite a competitive device today.

So, if you’re in the market for a value-for-money deal, consider this phablet from Samsung’s official pre-owned device program as it is currently going for only $250. However, keep in mind that this is a carrier-locked device and it is not officially supported by Android 6.0 or 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

It looks like the furthest one could expect from this Seoul-based manufacturer is the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. This is a real disappointment as there are many amazing features on the Marshmallow update, for example the granular app permissions, Doze Mode, adoptable storage and also Google Now On Tap.

Aside that, the Marshmallow update also brought along a unique feature to the Galaxy Note 4 and Note 5; the Screen-Off Memo. This feature allows users to pen down notes by using the S Pen without needing to unlock the device’s screen. Samsung had also cleaned up the messy TouchWiz interface through this Marshmallow update.

Well, it’s pretty obvious that Galaxy Note 3 users are deprived of a lot and despite Qualcomm being the culprit that Nougat isn’t officially compatible with the Note 3, it is Samsung’s fault that the device is missing out on the Marshmallow update.


Rey · December 22, 2016 at 7:08 pm

Uh, ,there is an option to get the latest version of Android


Conchchowder · December 23, 2016 at 4:23 pm

I’m running 6.0.1 Marshmallow. These writers are taught to think within the 8.5×11 box. My note 3 was rooted before it left the food court, years ago.

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