Last month word came out that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 would join other devices in the manufacturers portfolio as a recipient of Android KitKat. However, no information was available regarding a projected date for the update to be available. A new entry on GFXBench suggests the manufacturer could be quite close to having the update ready.
The entry on GFXBench is for a version of the Galaxy Note 2 used by South Korean carriers. It lists Android 4.4.2 as one of the operating systems for the devices. This suggests Samsung has entered the testing phase with the updated operating system, at least for devices intended for their home market. Updates for international versions of the Galaxy Note 2 are probably close behind, although U.S. carrier customers will likely have to wait even longer for their devices to get KitKat.
Always better to be late than never right? T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 users should expect their Android 4.3 update to hit their devices right now as the update started rolling out. It’s available as an OTA update so head into your settings and check if its available for you.
Now the question is, when will we see KitKat for this device?
Here’s some good news if you own Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note 3. Android 4.4 KitKat should arrive in just under three months. According to a leaked schedule obtained by iTechAddict, Samsung plans to update those two flagships in January. They list the Galaxy S 3 and Galaxy Note 2 to receive KitKat as well. Those two are scheduled to receive the update in March or April. Samsung is likely pegging their flagships for a January update due to HTC announcing its plans to have KitKat ready by then for the HTC One.
An Amber Brown color of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 has finally been official confirmed through actual photos. While this color option is available for the Japanese carrier NTT Docomo, no word on whether it’ll make its way elsewhere.
Hopefully more color options for the Note 2 will make its way into some of US’s carriers.
A black Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Certainly not much of a surprise, but a great move by Samsung nonetheless. An image of the back side of the Note 2 in black was acquired which prompted this rumor to circulate.
While there’s no official word from Samsung on the validity of a black Note 2, it isn’t far-fetched and we should most certainly expect it to be released sometime next year.
Do you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 from AT&T and have been patiently waiting for the multi-window update? Now you just have to wait one more day as AT&T plans on releasing the update on December 27th (tomorrow). Here’s AT&T’s official statement regarding the update:
AT&T plans to begin rolling out a software update for Samsung Galaxy Note II customers that includes the Multi-Window feature, which allows the user to divide the screen into two active “windows” creating a split screen that enables fluid multitasking between applications. The update will be available for download over the air beginning Dec. 27.
The multi-window functionality has been popular for Samsung’s devices and I’m sure it won’t disappoint you! Once you have the update let us know how it goes!
A software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note II to Baseband version T889UVALK8 is expected to be available onDecember 19. The software update, which will be available by Over The Air (OTA) and through Kies, will provide new multiscreen functionality, along with a few bug fixes.
Here’s what you can expect on the new update:
New multi-window feature
Resolves Exchange calendar events not appearing on device Calendar
Resolves issues with being unable to swipe through Gmail messages
Multi-window is the ultimate multitasking feature in my opinion. It should be a popular feature for you Note 2 users. Anyone excited for this update to hit in two days?
It’s been pretty obvious Samsung’s pushing their Galaxy marketing campaign pretty hard, and they’ve had some incredible success with it. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Samsung’s getting in the Christmas spirit by running a commercial with some neat origami called kirigami to show off their Galaxy Note II and those awesome flip covers. The paper shows some really amazing paper art on the huge screen of the Note II, floating around in front of a nice Christmas scene. Hit the break for the video below, and see if it gets you in the giving mood to give a Note II as a Christmas present to someone. » Read the rest
The Note 2 has been available on Verizon for less than a week and it’s already been rooted to join the rest of the family. Like other Samsung phones, it involves using ODIN to flash a rooted image file. Unlike the other versions of the Note 2, there are a few bugs. The phone signal indicator breaks, although data does still work, and some users report that it’s not quite as fast as the stock image. Regardless, I’m sure the bugs will be worked out soon.
The bootloader is still locked, so no custom ROMs (yet) but it doesn’t usually take too long to solve these “problems.” If you’re a Verizon Note 2 owner, hit the link below to get started.
After a long period of pre-orders, Verizon has finally revealed November 29th as their official launch date of their Samsung Galaxy Note 2. With the ugly Verizon branding on the home button and all, the Note 2 packs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a quad-core Exynos processor amd 2 GB’s of RAM. Of course you can’t forget about the gorgeous 5.5″ Super AMOLED HD display.
The device will set you back $299 on contract in stores and online. Any Verizon readers out there waiting for this device?