Owners of the international version of Samsung galaxy Note II now have a reason to smile as Samsung starts rolling out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update. The Note II LTE (model number GT-N7105) phablet was launched back in August 2012 and released a month later with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box but has never received any significant updates since then.
This news comes the same day Samsung issued an apology (it called it a statement) over delays to roll out Android 4.3 updates for its previous flagship smartphone Galaxy SIII (read it here) but it quickly added that the next major update for the phone was supposed to bring Galaxy Gear support. Considering that just like Galaxy SIII Galaxy Note 2 did not receive any updates till now, the update brings the much needed (or not) support for Galaxy Gear and a ton of new features that came with the current flagship phone Galaxy S4.
If you have the Note II, be happy that the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update is quite stable, even more stable than SIII’s – and performs extra-ordinarily well too. There have been tons of changes and improvements as the new system now expands the capabilities of the phablet that won the hearts of many. These include support for Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and TRIM (which makes the device faster), Samsung KNOX, better RAM management, Core interface elements, new screen modes from Galaxy S4, new S-Voice, new Samsung keyboard and many more.
Samsung is rolling out the new update in phases, if you haven’t received yet or don’t receive in a short while you may want to check whether it is supposed to have reached you yet on SamMobile. If you cannot wait, you can upgrade your Note II by plugging it to a computer and using Samsung KIES or you can use Samsung’s OTA update tool. Go to Settings> more> About Device> Software Update and choose Update.
Find out more about this update and a live feed of regions receiving the roll-out already on SamMobile.