Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on T-Mobile getting the Android 4.3 update

Galaxy Note 2The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on T-Mobile has just started receiving the Android 4.3 update. Although it’s a little too late in the day, customers will welcome this news as they prepare for the eventual rollout of the Android 4.4 update as well. The update is a hefty 614MB as it brings several of Samsung’s TouchWiz features along with the expected support for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The new TouchWiz should bring the device on par with the Galaxy Note 3 to some extent, while the more hardware specific features will be missing. As with any update, this is not a simultaneous rollout so users will have to patiently wait until T-Mobile begins rollout in their location. In any case, the rollout should be completed within the next couple of days. Users can also try manually getting the update through Samsung Kies on their computer. Below is the lengthy changelog of the update:

  • GALAXY GEAR Support
  • TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
  • Samsung KNOX
  • Samsung Wallet (Pre-loaded)
  • Better RAM management
  • Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4′s theme all over)
  • New Samsung Keyboard
  • GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores)
  • New Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
  • New screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
  • Daydream
  • Driving mode
  • Actionable notifications
  • Move-to-SD-card feature
  • New Camera mode : Sound and Shot
  • New Additions in Notification Centre
  • Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the Galaxy S4)
  • Implementation of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)
  • New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
  • Full screen Samsung apps
  • New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)

Via: Android Central