Samsung Galaxy Note II (GT-N7105) officially getting Android 4.3


Hopefully this update will go a little smoother than the Galaxy S III update. The Galaxy Note II (GT-N7105) is now getting the Android 4.3 in Nordic countries. Owners of the phone should be excited because this is the first major update since the phone launched with Android 4.1.2.

It will probably take a few weeks for all regions to get the update, so hang tight. It will be available via KIES and over-the-air. For those of you that own carrier versions of the Note II, you will probably have to wait at least a month or two. Hit the break for the full changelog.

  •  GALAXY GEAR Support
  •  TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
  •  Samsung KNOX
  •  Samsung Wallet (Pre-loaded)
  •  Better RAM management
  •  Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4′s theme all over)
  •  New Samsung Keyboard
  •  GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores)
  •  New Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
  •  New screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
  •  Daydream
  •  Driving mode
  •  Actionable notifications
  •  Move-to-SD-card feature
  •  New Camera mode : Sound and Shot
  •  New Additions in Notification Centre
  •  Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the Galaxy S4)
  •  Implementation of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)
  •  New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
  •  Full screen Samsung apps
  •  New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)

source: SamMobile

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • bunty17

    No note 3 features :(

  • ghostmirage

    Pissed off. We who purchase branded phones always have to wait on these inept carries whom by threats dictate the date and time of upgrades. May one day the wilrd will be flat again