Most newer Samsung flagships have received the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, but Galaxy Note 2 users are still left behind. Now an allegedly leaked documents shows that Android 4.4.2 KitKat might finally reach the Galaxy Note 2 N7100 in April or May.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat is already available for Samsung’s newer devices, like the Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy S4, while it came preloaded on the S5, but usually older devices require more time to be updated.
Unfortunately KitKat was released a long time ago and I honestly believe Samsung had enough time to prepare the update for the Galaxy Note 2, but they probably wanted to focus on their latest flagships first.
Now that the KitKat update is close, you should know what to expect from it, because it does bring a lot of new features to your Note 2.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Features
First of all, the device should be much faster and stable, because KitKat has been significantly improved and all smartphones we’ve tested with it worked much better than on Jelly Bean.
The new Location Settings allow you to enable or disable specific location detection features and also inform you how much battery each of them uses. This can be really helpful and it can increase battery lifetime significantly.
The lock screen now displays album art when playing music and it also has a camera button, so you can take photos without unlocking the device.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat comes with a new setting for default apps. Until now you had to clear all default apps if you wanted to get rid of now. Now you can head over to Settings and see which apps are default for every action and change them.
Hangouts can send and receive SMS and MMS on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, so it can replace the stock Messaging app. If you’re already using Hangouts, then it’s a great feature, because you won’t have to use two apps for IM and SMS.
The notification bar icons are now white, which make the device look a bit better.
Once the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 gets released, we will let you know.