Android 4.2.2 Update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 WiFi-only Is Being Pushed in the US

Galaxy Note 8 update to 4.2.2

Various uses have reported over the last week that their Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 WiFi-only tablets were getting updated to Android 4.2.2, but so far they were just isolated cases. Well, not any more, as the new firmware update is currently being pushed towards all other Galaxy Note 8.0 units on the US territory via KIES or OTA.

Besides changing the Android version to 4.2.2, the software update for Galaxy Note 8.0 will probably bring system stability improvements, user interface enhancements and updates for the Contacts, S Planner, and Email apps. You probably know that the LTE Galaxy Note 8 already got the Android 4.2.2 update, so this brings the WiFi-only customers up to date.

The Android 4.2.2 update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 weighs around 660 MB, so it would be wise to download it through a WiFi hotspot if you choose the OTA method. In case you didn’t receive the software update notification you can either connect your tablet to KIES or head to Settings > About tablet > Software update and hit the Check for updates button every couple seconds.

The Galaxy Note 8.0 was officially introduced in February and it comes with a 1280 x 800 8-inch TFT display, a quad-core Exynos 4412 chipset with four Cortex A9 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz and Mali 400 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of microSD-expandable storage, all standards of WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, and IR blaster.

On the back of the tablet there’s a 5 MP camera with 720p@30fps video recording support, while the user is facing a 1.3 MP camera.

Underneath the 210.8 x 135.9 x 8 mm case there’s a non-removable Li-Ion 4600 mAh battery that is keeping the tablet alive.

Have you received the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 WiFi-only? Please let us know in the comments section below.

  • Aaron

    Installed the 4.2.2 JB update today on the Note 8.0 displays at my local Best Buy in Iowa.

  • wt

    S-Planner “List” view not working after the update

  • Me

    I got the update last night. The spiral option in the gallery looks great. However, the multiview option stopped working!!!!

  • Delilah

    Options for lock screen animation is gone. What happened to that function?

  • rlpnva

    4.2.2 pushed to my 8 and now where the heck did my homepage (simple / advanced) go, as well as the left quick select tab?

  • Kent

    It just installed Android 4.2.2 about an hour ago and I discovered a bug. For months I have been using a Firefox Exported bookmark.html file from my desktop PC. I would open it with the app File Manager and it would show all the bookmark links, and if I wanted to open something I would just tap it and it would open in a new Firèfox tab. After 4.2.2 now when you tap one of these links, nothing happens and it just sits there.

    • Kent

      After a two hour merry go round with Samsung support, and uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox, thus loosing all saved data, I figured my own work ar8und to their broken My Files bookmark.html screen. I installed the new hd File manager, and open the file in Firefox. A word of caution, if you ever uninstall firefox you lose all your saved uids, pws, bookmarks, etc.

  • Nyrial

    Installed it and now half my apps force close when I try to open them. Not. Pleased.