Just like they promised, the South Korean company is now rolling out the official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100). As you probably know, the Galaxy Note 2 was released pre-loaded with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and, until today, it didn’t receive a newer Android version because Samsung decided to skip Android 4.2.
Even though the Android 4.3 update for Samsung Galaxy S3 was full of bugs as it was, in our opinion, a rushed update, we are glad to announce you that Android 4.3 for Galaxy Note 2 is very stable and that it will also improve your device’s overall speed.
Compared to Android 4.1.2 which is now running on most Galaxy Note 2 units, the new firmware will bring a lot of enhancements and the new user interface that debuted on Galaxy S4 and Note 3. Even the Settings app got a new tab-based interface, just like the one present on S4 and Note 3.
The official Android 4.3 OTA update for Note 2 also includes support for Galaxy Gear, KNOX, while the Samsung Wallet app comes pre-loaded. Besides all these you will also get TRIM support, improved RAM management, Daydream, Driving Mode, lockscreen widgets, actionable notifications, move-to-SD card support, Quick Settings button with customizable toggles, New S Voice app, and other goodies.
The firmware update also comes with new versions for Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, and Music apps.
The first country that has received the official Android 4.3 OTA update for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is India, so if you are reading this from another location you might still have to wait a couple of days until the new firmware hits your device. Anyway, the roll out is being made in phases, so not all Indian Galaxy Note 2 units will be updated in the same time. If you didn’t receive the system update notification you can also check for it manually in Settings > About Phone > System Update > Check for Updates. Alternatively, you can grab your USB cable and connect the Galaxy Note 2 to your PC via KIES, to see whether it’s already available for your terminal.
Have you received the update on your Galaxy Note 2 N7100? Please let us know in comments.