Samsung Galaxy Note II for Verizon gets its Android 4.4.2 KitKat update today

Verizon Wireless today started rolling out an official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for its Samsung Galaxy Note II (model number SCH-I605) - less than a month after the carrier also updated the newer Galaxy Note 3 to KitKat.

Apart from including all the new stuff that KitKat has to offer, the update brings support for Samsung Knox 2.0 to Verizon’s Note II. It also fixes some issues and small bugs, while removing apps like S Suggest and Samsung Music. Moreover, support for the new Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch has been added.

All in all, Verizon is delivering Android 4.4.2 KitKat to its Samsung Galaxy Note II before AT&T and T-Mobile, but after Sprint, which started rolling out the update at the end of May.

Released in November 2012, the Galaxy Note II is no longer available to buy at Verizon. And that makes perfect sense, as the Note 3 was launched in October 2013, and there’s a new Galaxy Note 4 that’s supposed to be announced as soon as September.

source: Verizon (PDF) via Droid-life

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GALAXY Note II Verizon
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(22h talk time)



1. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

How many 2012 phones are on 4.4 now?

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

More phones than the total number of iPhones and Windows phones that will sell this year combined.

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I'm appalled by that Verizon logo on the home button. That's why I will never buy a phone from Verizon...

3. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It's really not that big of a deal. I don't even notice it.. and after having it for so long, Note II's without it look a bit odd to me. It's not like they etched it across the screen!

4. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yea I dont even notice it anymore. There are DIY videos to remove it but that's too much effort.

8. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Wow 2 people are actually defending/saying its okay for it to be there...

9. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yep, brainwashed by Verizon, I guess...

13. gritt

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

Some people don't find end of world for something like this. Easily get or make home button to cover up and wow things are restored back to goodness. I've bought one for $4 or so and I just keep with adhesive and keep on using. Is really not a big deal or maybe you just see something like that meaning so much with everything else in world. You maybe should just really get a iPhone and start to be happy, they do have round home button so really think on this.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Make that 3 people; if all you can do on your phone is focus on a small button that takes you back to Home then you deserve to have an iPhone. I've had the Note II since November 29, 2012, and the Home button, for me, serves its' purpose. You need phone lessons, Homey!

11. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It's a damn button, you nerds are so picky about stupid stuff that doesn't matter. Get some help for your OCD.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

lol ... so true (damn wittle babies)

5. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Needs moar Verizon logos.

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014


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