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Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 gets its Android 4.4 KitKat update starting today

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Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 gets its Android 4.4 KitKat update starting today
The relatively old Samsung Galaxy Note II is finally getting a taste of Android 4.4 KitKat! According to SamMobile, an official update is being rolled out to Note II users in France starting today (via Kies). We’re assuming that folks in other countries will also receive the update shortly. Just to be clear, we’re talking about the international Samsung Galaxy Note II model here: the GT-N7100.

We don’t know when carrier-specific variants of the Galaxy Note II will receive the update. But we hope it will happen soon. Sprint, for example, already confirmed that its Note II would get KitKat later this year. This probably means that Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile will also update their Note IIs at some point. Meanwhile, several screenshots showing Android 4.4.2 running on the Note II N7100 can be seen in the slideshow below.

We’re expecting Samsung to bring Android 4.4 KitKat to other older devices, including the Galaxy S III, in the near future. Stay tuned for more details from the magical realm of Softwareupdateland.

source: Sam Mobile

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posted on 25 Apr 2014, 04:59 4

1. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)

that's a good news for Note II users. Hope S4 Active will be next to receive the said update.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 06:01

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10223; Member since: 14 May 2012)

It already has but for some reason it got pulled I believe. You can still flash the update over on XDA.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 11:47

14. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)

I am using GlamourS4N3 on my GS3 with note 3 features!

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 04:59 5

2. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 840; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

I was hoping for my Note 10.1(2012) 4.4 update.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 05:31 1

3. molanjames (Posts: 73; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)

It seems that samsunghas decided to upgrade its all devices to 4.4 update. some days before Samsung rolled out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 according to this news http://www.smartphonesupdates.com/samsung-starts-pushing-android-4-4-2-update-galaxy-note-10-1-2014-edition/ .And now Samsung Galaxy Note is ready to receive update . AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Active recieved update on 17 april and Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to Receive Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update on May 2. greate sign for samsung lovers .

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 06:19 1

9. bbblader (Posts: 588; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

don't you mean the Galaxy S3? I thought the S4's KitKat update was already rolled out.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 05:38 8

4. joey_sfb (Posts: 4759; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

That why I buy Samsung.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 06:08 8

8. ScottSchneider (Posts: 328; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

Thats y everyone does too...

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 08:07

18. fuelband (Posts: 28; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)

Not if u want to root.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 05:48

5. joey_sfb (Posts: 4759; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Another thing I am looking out for is whether the company is hiring our local work force. I need to know they are giving back to my local economy.

From my observation Samsung pass with flying colors!

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 05:53

6. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)

Though there aren't much of changes, but it is still good.
I had my note 2 on touchwiz kitkat since a moth ago, thanks to the E-team's DN3 rom.

posted on 04 May 2014, 06:21

21. Gtn7100 (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 May 2014)

Can I use this ( DN3 ) without rooting my phone?

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 06:26

10. GreekGeek (Posts: 1175; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)

Looks like this update doesn't inherit much of NOTE 3's features

My suggestion : Forget this update and Give your N7100 a Ditto Note 3 (DN3) ROM treatment with KitKat in it

posted on 04 May 2014, 06:22

22. Gtn7100 (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 May 2014)

But how? Please help?

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 07:24

11. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)

My mum's Note II is still on Jelly Bean 4.1

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 07:52

12. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

If you have a rooted Verizon Note 3 you can also get Kitkat. Head over to xda-devopers.com.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 08:45 2

13. magnum44 (unregistered)

I' m looking forward to this update because the previous update from JB 4.1.2 to 4.3 sorted out some irratic behaviour that started to develop in the gallery and file manager apps. I have both the Note II and 3, and found the Note II to be better (until that issue referred to earlier which is now no more). In fact my boss has the Note 3 too and only last week he downgraded to the Note 2 and found it much better (smoother and cooler). I think the reason behind this is that may be the snapdragon 800 is too brutal whereas the Exynos is smoother, more heat efficient and a better tailored SoC to Samsung's devices.

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 02:42

16. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)

Note 2 seems to be the most efficiently running phone.
Note 3 is way too rough for some.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 14:18

15. annaarron (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)

It's transporters like Verizon that make being on an Android gadget an upsetting background. Individuals that don't know accuse Google/Android for Verizons purposeful postpone in OS updates for gadgets on their system moreover Apple. Verizon is basically a horrendous supplier see more goo.gl/3YwOVQ

posted on 27 Apr 2014, 02:44

17. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)

Thats why I love samsung.
Updates for flagships and respect towards consumers.!

posted on 28 Apr 2014, 13:38

19. neihouma (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

Will this update fix my wifi and bluetooth in my T889?

posted on 01 May 2014, 20:57

20. isuru.nirundaka (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)

I'm Isuru from Sri Lanka. I'm using samsung galaxy note 2 (GT N7100) International version smart phone. I want to update my 4.3 jellybean to 4.4 kiakat. I checked for update from phone and kies but receive a massage "The latest update have already been intalled". I wamt to know, WHEN IS THE 4.4 KITKAT UPDATE RELEASE IN SRI LANKA????? (ON KIES)

posted on 11 May 2014, 07:52

23. Morten67 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 May 2014)

Note 2 v7105 Norway now updated to 4.4.

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