The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 update is now available for download at T-Mobile, after the same firmware version debuted for the international variants of the smartphone about a week ago. The T-Mobile users are reporting that the Android 4.3 update for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 begun to roll out and that they have been able to upgrade their devices to the latest firmware version, which is labelled T889UVUCMK7.
As usual, the Android 4.3 T889UVUCMK7 update for Galaxy Note 2 is being rolled out in stages, therefore some of you might have to wait a bit longer until it hits your terminal. If you didn't receive the system update message in the notification area, you can also try to manually check for the update under Settings > About Phone > Software update > Check for updates. Alternatively, you can try plugging in your Galaxy Note 2 to the PC via KIES.
The Galaxy Note 2 was launched with Android 4.1.1, got updated to Android 4.1.2 earlier this year and was stuck on that firmware version ever since. Even though Samsung didn't release an official changelog for the Android 4.3 T889UVUCMK7 update for Galaxy Note 2 you should expect Galaxy Gear compatibility, TRIM support, Samsung KNOX, pre-loaded Samsung Wallet, improved RAM management, and other performance improvements and bug fixes.
In terms of design, the Android 4.3 update for Galaxy Note 2 brings the interface elements of the Galaxy S4, new lockscreen with multiple widgets and improved ripple effect, actionable notifications, tabbed interface for the Settings menu, revised Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, and Music apps, and the new S Voice from Galaxy S4.
After you install the Android 4.3 on your Galaxy Note 2, you will also be able to enjoy the new Samsung keyboard, updated GPU drivers, Daydream, Adapt Display, Professional Photo, Driving Mode, move-to-SD-card feature, and Sound & Shot mode for the Camera app.
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.
Any T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owners out there? Have you guys received the Android 4.3 T889UVUCMK7 OTA update? Are there any other improvements you've noticed? Please let us know in comments.