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International version of Samsung GALAXY Note II gets updated to Android 4.1.2

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International version of Samsung GALAXY Note II gets updated to Android 4.1.2
Group Cast lets you share music and video with other Samsung devices

Group Cast lets you share music and video with other Samsung devices

Samsung recently produced a two part video showing the Premium Suite update (Android 4.1.2) for the GT-i9300, which is the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. But the Korean manufacturer is also sending out Android 4.1.2 to the international version of both the Samsung GALAXY Note II (GT-N7100) and the Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE (GT-N7105). The update not only brings the new OS build, but also updates Samsung's own TouchWiz skin that runs on top of Android.

Besides the new features that come with Android 4.1.2, the update includes new additions in the Notifications toggle area, such as the ability to turn multi-windows on or off. The whole Notifications panel can now be customized and the brightness control, for example, can be disabled. The color of the status bar has been changed from grey to black and there is a new optional ink effect on the lock screen.

Those with the international version of the Samsung GALAXY Note II and the Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE will find the browser to be smoother after the update and the Samsung QWERTY keyboard now includes a Swype style of typing. The new Group Cast feature allows you to share photos and music with those who own another Samsung device.

The update is said to be rolling out right now in Poland (Samsung GALAXY Note II) and in Sweden (Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE). Eventually, the update should go global and will be available OTA or via Kies.

source: SamMobile via AndroidCentral



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posted on 11 Dec 2012, 12:52

1. myownchoice (Posts: 22; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)


Waiting....

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 13:16

2. oister85 (Posts: 400; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


What about the us version ?

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 13:22

3. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 241; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Just root, some of the custom roms are running it already.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 13:27

4. drdaly (Posts: 35; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)


When will it hit middle eastern country like Egypt??
Hope its soon enough..!

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 13:35 1

5. redmd (Posts: 893; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Good news. I've been waiting for weeks now when it was announced for the S3

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 13:46

6. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


My verizon version of this has all of these things on 4.1.1, am I missing something?

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 15:10

9. PAPINYC (Posts: 2289; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Yes, I'm stumped on this one??

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 17:04 3

11. redmd (Posts: 893; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


the Verizon note 2 was released after the international version so it has a later build. I'm so envious of you guys. my update will most likely arrive in weeks.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 20:01

14. PAPINYC (Posts: 2289; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Thanks, I was dumbfounded on this one!!

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 14:46 2

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2998; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


This is why I bought the international version of The Note 2, updates as soon as they are available directly through Samsung themselves. No carrier delays and no bloatware. Yes no LTE is a bummer but I can live without it because quite frankly.....I have to.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 09:53

16. srgonu (Posts: 49; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Where to buy ? Should I buy N7100 or N7105?. Please recommend.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 15:06 3

8. PAPINYC (Posts: 2289; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Ironically, I can already disable Multi Windows on my Verizon Galaxy Note II in the status bar, along with Multi Tasking and my status bar appears to be black; thank you Big Red!!

Have to look into the other features; this SUPERPHONE is so feature-packed that it's taking me longer than usual. Oh, where to begin??

And, before someone attempts a moronic cheap shot: all those haters hating Verizon because of the branded Home button, the screen is so big on this damn thing and Multi Windows allows me to Multi Focus in a way that leaves me mesmerized that, the Home button is something I never look at.

Posted from my Verizon Galaxy Note II 4G LTE with Multi Windows (and, the other features above) ☆

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 17:48 1

12. theo14461 (Posts: 160; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Absolutely! This is by far the best Android device on the planet! I know because I had them all.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 20:00

13. PAPINYC (Posts: 2289; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Well, my good man, I have to completely and utterly disagree with you; it is by far the best smartphone in the whole galaxy ☆ :)

And, iToo, have had them most (not quite all, I'd be one broke-@$$ PAPI')

+1 :) 4 U

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 15:41

10. Twisted247 (Posts: 217; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Already have the ink feature on lock screen, multiwindow option in settings and on toggles in notification pulldown,

Swype style writing and groupcast was stock out of the box for Sprint back in October.

So RoryRevolution congrats on buying that International version, it was apparently missing a list of features the U.S. versions had out of the box.. and we already received the ones we didnt have out of the box with LJC..

Sprint FTW

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 21:53 1

15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2998; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


lol and when I have the Android 4.2 software update, we will see who's bragging then.

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