Lastest Android 4.3 leak for the Samsung GALAXY Note II said to be close to final build
The new build, N7100XXUEMK4, is said to be stable and includes features like Samsung KNOX which offers secure applications for business use. Samsung Wallet is also part of the Android 4.3 update. We should point out that this is not an official release from Samsung. Having said that, installing the firmware will not void your warranty. If you can't wait to have Android 4.3 running on your GALAXY Note 2, you can flash the leaked ROM by clicking on the sourcelink below.
Samsung KNOX Implementation (KNOX bootloader and dedicated application)
Samsung Wallet comes pre-loaded
Improved RAM management
Improved Display colour reproduction (Display looks much sharper than before)
Improved TouchWiz Launcher (Much less launcher redraws and less lag)
New Samsung Keyboard
New Samsung Browser (Full screen by default, new tab interface and more)
New Reading Mode (Optimises display for reading, used by only a few specific applications)
New Camera firmware
Minor UI tweaks (Contacts app, Flashlight Widget, dialog boxes etc)"-Android 4.3 Changelist for the Samsung GALAXY Note II
source: SamMobile via GSMArena
18. rd_nest (Posts: 685; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
A Note with 4.3 is much better than a Nexus with 4.4.
Atleast it will give you a full day battery unlike a Nexus.
21. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Yep, I'd rather have a working phone with no updates than a broken with with updates...(unlike the iPhone 4/4s and iPad 2).
28. ihavenoname (Posts: 1269; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Just ordered a Note 3, so no problem. Keeping my S4 Mini as my third phone, though. And I just meant that Samsung should already launch kitkat.
32. bucky (Posts: 1296; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
those phones/tablets are over 2 years old.......and still they work fine.
45. c.hack (Posts: 491; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
Still loving my 4s after 2+ years it got the latest update on the day of release and runs great. Reliable fast, solid and supported for 2+ years. Can't say that about all the Android junk that gets abandoned within a year (if your lucky) and is so locked down with locked bootloaders and loaded with crapware and malware you have to upgrade every year.
39. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)
So your saying that Samsung only supports the most current generation of their popular phone series? If that were true, then they wouldn't have updated the S3 to OS 4.3. Since the Note III is the most current phone for the Note series, it makes since to assume that the Note II will continue to get support at least until the Note IV comes out.
46. JakeLee (Posts: 651; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
They are way too busy with the joke of the century : a 64-bit smartphone with 32-bit Android.
2. rawbow (Posts: 407; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
bwhahahahahaha 4.3, it's like the first major update since the phone launched. HTC rules man if they roll out 4.4.
6. rawbow (Posts: 407; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
read comment 2 again and then go all defensive. What do you understand by "if"?
8. Shatter (Posts: 1970; Member since: 29 May 2013)
HTC doesn't have any devices even close to the age of the note 2 still getting support. The One X plus is a dead device. Note 2 will still have support after the One is long dead.
16. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 732; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
I heard that one too many times, tell me how many updates did the Note 2 get until this day? That's right it's still running on 4.1, a year later. At least the One X, and X plus owners got their 4.2 with Sense 5, 3 months ago (not exactly what i would call a "dead device". Oh and if the S3's update is of any indication of the update the Note 2's getting then its a bug fest.
29. peacekeeper05 (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)
You realize 4.2 is like a very minor update coming from jelly bean. Don't worry I'll laugh at your face when my Note gets 4.3 and 4.4 (w/c it's surely going to have) and the One X got stuck at 4.2.
31. skyline88 (Posts: 286; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
go do some homework about HTC devices before you start bashing here like a hopeless fanboy
19. rd_nest (Posts: 685; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
Don't bother with HTC trolls. They will go the same path as Nokia. Dead.. LOL
23. rawbow (Posts: 407; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
says the person going ballistic with a dollar store phone...yeah samsung
25. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
A dollar store phone? Which one? Galaxy Mini? Low-end devices you mean, right? What's "premium" for you might be feces for the next guy.
Once a fangirl, forever a fangirl.
43. rawbow (Posts: 407; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
s4 s3, all are dollar store stuff. Of course i speak for myself. Interesting you want the "general" opinion of things.
33. JDogg5281 (Posts: 53; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Go ask the htc amaze and sensation about updates. Galaxy S2 got jelly bean. Let me go fire up my amaze and sensation and see if they got jellybean.....Please do some research about past HTC phones before you post how great they are about updates.
36. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7414; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Sensation never saw an update after ICS, which is why I left HTC for Samsung.
44. JDogg5281 (Posts: 53; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Same here...i loved htc but after i knew my amaze and senstation would never see another update. I jumped ship to Samsung and never looked back
4. JakeLee (Posts: 651; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
After they provided GS4 users kind of hotpacks via the 4.3 update, it's now Note2's turn.
A bigger hotpack that lasts somewhat longer.
It's getting cold. People will appreciate this.
11. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
I think the iPad is the biggest hotpack - it can spontaneously catch fire and explode! It's amazing no other manufacturer has thought of that before.
13. JakeLee (Posts: 651; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
Of course, according you, the extra RAM will prevent Android devices from catching fire, just like helping reduce exception overheads.
14. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Please remind me when an Android device has exploded before?
15. Ninetysix (Posts: 1377; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
You got to be kidding me broski. Is your search engine broken?
Do I need go on?
20. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
When has an Android device exploded in an actual store before?
And those Android phones were using dodgy chargers (it says so in the articles themselves), while I doubt that is the case with a display iPad in an Apple Store.
22. Ninetysix (Posts: 1377; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
LOL...Android phone exploding outside a store is not really exploding! Nice logic.
BTW...where did you see anything about dodgy chargers?
17. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 732; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Android can't prevent explosions as far as i'm concerned, and it has hapenned as Ninetysix has pointed out already.
27. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Some Otterbox cases can contain the explosions regardless of your brand choice.
5. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)
prob the last update the note 2 will ever get.
9. starandmountain (Posts: 50; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
Is it possible to hide all the bloatware? I don't like it:p
26. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Then you will never like any update of any OEM unless you use Nexus devices or bother with rooting.
30. syed1968 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)
I have Samsung galaxy note2 n7105 LTE
model . any body know when this phone received update jelly bean 4.3.
49. syed1968 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)
actually I want up date my mobile Samsung galaxy note2 n7105 LTE. 10 month ago I buy this phone and I receive only one major update and then after didn't any.
41. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Typical week for an Android OEM build dev/maintainer:
"Yes! We can finally tweet the release within a month from today! Take that, fans!"
***Google announces new Android version***
"QUICK! Leak our latest build!" - "But sir! Bluetooth is still glitchy!" - "I don't care! The fans will go wild - LEAK!"
***Google releases new Android version next day after announcement***
"Let's do things right this time! Let's get this new Android out to ALL our devices! The community will be joyous for our decision! Tweet that!"
***Google quickly releases yet another Android version***
True story... or you can learn how to root or buy a Nexus.
38. yowanvista (Posts: 288; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Typo, it's OpenGL ES3.0, not OpenGL 3.0!
40. Patrikvk (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)
I am a tech-geek. I love operating systems and mobile phones. I just went from iOS to Android. I have a Galaxy note 2. Even though it has been a year since the last major update, this is what I am quite used to after having an iPhone for a while.
However, what saddens me is to see you Android fanboys hating eachother. I thought you only hated users with iPhones, but now I see that your even bashing each other about what make is the better one, HTC or Samsung.
42. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
I'm happy somebody saw that. Just watch out now since you'll probably be called a "cheap plastic lover," a "bloated OEM," an "irresponsible updater," and if a WP fangirl appears, he might start harrassing you to join their OS. An iOS person will put on some blinders and try to sound unapologetically tecchie, to hopefully pull you back.
Sadly and ironically, the fan base is heavily fragmented. This will forever remain as it is.
48. sumitavaghosh (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)
I am Staying In Oman. My Note II is UAE Version. Baseband Version N7100XXDLK7. I cannot find the update via WiFi... It shows all Updates installed... Will I get Anoroid 4.3?? My friends in India say they have got the Update. how come I dont get it???