The Android 4.4 update for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note II was temporarily halted due to unknown reasons. However, it seems like the update rollout has finally resumed as customers are reportedly getting OTA notifications. There’s no clarification as to what this update will bring, but coming from Android 4.3, there are going to be plenty of changes on board.
Considering how slow AT&T has been with the update rollout, we won’t be surprised if this is one of the last updates to arrive for the 2012 Samsung phablet. At the moment however, there are plenty of reasons to cheer for customers of the smartphone as they’ll see a visual refresh for the device along with some new S-Pen features from the Galaxy Note 3.
The update will evidently be quite large in size, so customers are advised to be on a WiFi network before downloading it. You can find the complete changelog for the update below:
- Improved user experience when multiple messaging apps are installed – All SMS and MMS messages are together in the same app, alongside other conversations and video calls.
- Visual content such as photos, videos, maps, books, and games are even better with full-screen immersive mode. The UI stays hidden while interacting with the content.
- Restyled Status and Navigation Bars – status and navigation bars are translucent and can sit on top of apps, along with simplified status bar icons
- New storage access framework – Simple for users to browse and open documents, images, and other files, across most customer preferred document storage providers.
- Consolidated Location Settings – location services are integrated and more detailed by new Location menu
- Expanded Emoji Icons
- Wireless Printing – supports printing over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Prevention Information pop-up message is suppressed.
- New platform support for secure NFC-based transactions through Host Card Emulation (HCE).
- Beats Music is Preloaded
- Video player closed captioning Settings > My device > Accessibility > Google subtitles (CC) and Samsung subtitles (CC)
- Can be set sound for Samsung apps (call/message/email/calendar) Setting > my Device > Sound > Samsung applications
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Via: Android and Me