Based on reports from T-Mobile customers sporting the Samsung GALAXY Note II
, the eagerly awaited Android 4.3 update has just rolled into town. The update weighs in at a rather hefty 614MB, so make sure that your battery is at least 50% charged and that you are on a Wi-Fi network when you are downloading and installing the update.
The update brings with it support for the Samsung GALAXY Gear smartwatch along with Samsung KNOX. The latter is the secure container that holds a set of business apps so that you can bring your GALAXY Note II to work, feeling comfortable that no one will be able to infect the apps or spy on them. Pressing the Samsung KNOX icon will bring up a browser, contacts list, email and calendar. At the end of the day, press the icon and you can once again access your personal apps. Samsung developed KNOX so that its devices can be used at companies that allow employees to bring their own device to work.
If you own the T-Mobile branded Samsung GALAXY Note II, you could be looking at about 5 to 6 months of using Android 4.3 before the Android 4.4 KitKat update comes your way. Last month, we showed you a leaked document showing that the international version of the Samsung GALAXY Note II will be receiving Android 4.4 in the March-April time period
. Toss in a month or two for carrier testing and we could see Android 4.4 on the device half way through next year.