+ Sunday January 20th, 2019 Ausdroid » Mobiles » Android OS and Updates » Samsung rolling out software fix for Galaxy Note 3 to allow third party accessories again.

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The start of the Android 4.4.2 update rollout back in late January for the Galaxy Note 3 hit a snag early on, at least for owners, who discovered that the update was not allowing them to use their third party accessories with their phone. But Samsung has begun rolling out a fix for the issue to affected handsets, beginning in Poland.

The initial software update didn’t make it very far, with it seems only handsets in Poland and Russia – as well as anyone else who downloaded and installed the affected update. While Samsung initially denied responsibility for the break in compatability, they did eventually admit that the update was responsible and are now fixing their ‘mistake’.

At this stage Samsung seems to want to blame this whole incident on an unintentional mishap. But with a rumour from a few months ago, that Samsung was looking at allowing only ‘official accessories’to work with their handsets, added to this latest ‘mistake’ it’s possible they would like to make this a more official policy in future, if they can get away with it.

Either way, this update should be arriving soon in Australia – although currently none of the three Australian carriers lists the Android 4.4 update for the Galaxy Note 3 on their updates pages – and when it does, we shouldn’t see any issues with accessory compatability.

Source: SamMobiles.

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