Update to AT&T's Samsung GALAXY Note II leaves device at Android 4.1.2

Update to AT&T's Samsung GALAXY Note II leaves device at Android 4.1.2
A 69MB update to the AT&T version of the Samsung GALAXY Note II does not take the device to Android 4.2.2. What it does do, according to some who have received it, is change the radio and the kernel on the device while also making a few other changes to boost the performance of the phone. A changelog would have been nice to see, but alas, one has not been issued. What we do know is that besides the aforementioned boost to the phone's performance that comes with the update, stronger and better Wi-Fi connectivity has been reported.

The update has to be downloaded over Wi-Fi and those who have installed it report that their phablet runs faster with apps completely updated and zipping along. One AT&T Samsung GALAXY Note II user was getting some rather poor Wi-Fi speeds of 3 to 4Mbps down and 1Mbps up. After the update, he reported getting speeds over Wi-Fi of 31Mbps down and 5Mbps up.

Additionally, the update is said to include security improvements to the lock screen, improvements to voicemail and enhancements to ISIS. The latter is the mobile payment service founded by T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T, which works on certain Android models that support NFC.

source: AndroidCentral

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GALAXY Note II AT&T
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3

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