The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 OTA update is now rolling out at AT&T and, among others, it brings support for Samsung’s smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. The Korean company started to push the Android 4.3 update along with Galaxy Gear support to the supported devices as of late October, but, like usual, the carriers needed more time to test the new firmware themselves.
The Android 4.3 OTA update for AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is being rolled in phases, therefore some of you might not be able to download and install it right away. In case the system update notification didn’t pop up on your device yet, you can also perform a manual check under Settings > About Phone > System Updates > Check for update. Alternatively, you can check for the Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 update by grabbing the USB cable and connecting your device to the PC via KIES.
Aside of Galaxy Gear compatibility, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 update also brings Galaxy S4-like user interface, including the tabbed Settings menu, PEN.UP, Group Play 2.5, Multi-Window from Galaxy Note 3, a new mode (Sound & Shot) for the Camera app, Samsung Link, Group Messaging, improved Samsung Apps, KNOX, and other security and performance improvements, along with several bug fixes.
If you are running the latest software version released for AT&T Galaxy Note 2, after you download and install the Android 4.3 update, your firmware version will be changed from I317UCAMH3 to I317UCUBMK6. If you want more details about the Android 4.3 update for AT&T Galaxy Note 2 you can access Samsung’s support page.
The AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 OTA update weighs a couple of hundred MB, therefore if you choose to download it OTA, it’s recommended to use a stable WiFi network.
In case you forgot, I remind you that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 2 GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB of native storage expandable using microSD cards, 8 MP rear-facing camera with 1080p@30fps video recording capabilities, and Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 4 Quad chipset with quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU and Mali 400MP GPU. In terms of connectivity, Note 2 comes with LTE, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB 2.0.
Are there any AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owners reading this article? Did you receive the Android 4.3 I317UCUBMK6 OTA update? Please let us know in the comments section below.