It’s been quite some time since Android launched 4.4 KitKat, but it looks like Samsung’s Galaxy Note II (Verizon) will be finally receiving the update OTA. Here’s the build number: KOT49H.I605VRUFND7
You’ll get the standard KitKat update (white icons on notification bar, bug fixes, some new apps, etc.) as well as Samsung’s add-ons including Knox 2.0. If you’re looking into a Gear 2, the Note II will now be compatible.
Source: Verizon Wireless
While many of us wait for the official release of Android 4.4 KitKat, most are still waiting on their OTA update of Android 4.3 to their devices, namely the Samsung Galaxy S 3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 2, and Galaxy S4 Active.
Blind waiting will no longer be necessary, as a document leaked earlier today which listed the update schedule for the aforementioned devices.
- Galaxy Note 2 (Verizon): November 29
- Galaxy Note 2 (AT&T): November 20
- Galaxy S4 (Verizon): October 28
- Galaxy S4 (AT&T): November 13
- Galaxy S3 (Verizon): November 22
- Galaxy S3 (AT&T): November 13
Note 2 owners, Galaxy Active owners, and owners of any of these devices on either Sprint or T-Mobile should check the image above for specific dates. With these 4.3 updates to these Samsung devices, Galaxy Gear support comes as well.
Keep in mind that the document states that these dates are subject to change, so nothing is set in stone.
YET AGAIN pictures have leaked of the highly anticipated, upcoming LG G2, and in the photos, it’s being compared alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Why they couldn’t find a Galaxy Note 3 and compare them alongside one another is beyond me (kidding), but this is still pretty cool. Check out all the leaked photos (the one above is not one of them) and all that we’ve found below after the break. Read more
Well guys, it’s now October 24th and you know what that means? T-Mobile is now the first American carrier to release Samsung’s next powerhouse in the Galaxy Note 2. You can order the device online for a hefty price of $369.99 on a new 2-year agreement. Here’s an array of specs you should expect on the Note 2:
- 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD (1280 x 720) display
- 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor
- 2GB RAM
- microSD slot for storage expansion
- 8MP rear camera
- 1.9MP front camera
- 3100mAh battery
- Available in both HSPA+ and LTE
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 9.4mm thick
- 180 grams
Also keep in note that this will have LTE bands for T-Mobile’s future implementation of 4G LTE. So you can bet this phone is as future proof as it gets! Will any of you guys run out and grab this device?
US Cellular just announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note II is available for pre-order on their website. The behemoth of a phone is currently $299.99 after an instant online rebate. If you want to wait until it hits stores, the phablet is currently scheduled for a late October release, but the rebate will be mail-in. So far USCC is only offering the 16gb Titanium Grey flavor for pre-order, but for those who were fans of the original Note, this shouldn’t be much of a problem.
The phone, which sports a massive 5.5-inch Super-AMOLED HD display as well as Samsung’s super powered 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor is the first phone outside of Korea to sport both 4G LTE connectivity and a quad-core processor. By offering this in addition to Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S3, USCC is presenting themselves to be a strong competitor in the smartphone market.
Full press release after the break:
This news is definitely surprising to me, what about you? According to an anonymous tipster, rumor has it that Samsung has plans on announcing a Galaxy S III based point and shoot camera alongside the Galaxy Note 2 during this years IFA. This device will allegedly be called the Samsung Galaxy S Camera and will feature the same 4.8″ Super AMOLED screen found on the Galaxy S III. It will also run Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with other internal specs of the device yet to be determined.
The tipster described the device as a Galaxy S III that has been attached to the back end of a camera with no physical buttons at the back of the device. It’s also reportedly to be as much as 2 times thicker than the Galaxy S III. Other features that’s being reported is a 10x zoom, a 16MP sensor (size still unknown), a pop-out Xenon flash with a curved right side to help with the ergonomics and will come in Wi-Fi and 3G + Wi-Fi versions (only mobile data, no voice).
What do you all make of this? Would this be a device that you would consider purchasing? I can definitely see this device appealing to many amateur photographers.
source: GSM Arena