Verizon's Samsung GALAXY Note II receives Android 4.3, gains Galaxy Gear support

Verizon's Samsung GALAXY Note II receives Android 4.3, gains Galaxy Gear support
The Verizon version of the Samsung GALAXY Note II has been updated to Android 4.3. The update will bring support for the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Other changes include improved battery life when using Exchange mail, callback numbers will now show up in the correct place on text messages, certain apps can now be stored on a microSD card.

PenUp has been updated to the version used on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 as has MultiWindow. That means more apps are found in the MultiWindow tray. Sound and Shot has been improved on the camera and Blutooth Smart Low Energy has been enhanced. In addition, you can now roam on the Telus network in Canada after updating the phablet.

Some features have a new name. AllSharePlay is now Samsung Link, AllShareCast is called Screen Monitoring after the update, and Media and Music has been renamed Samsung Hub. Lastly, VMWare, the Amazon appstore and the Amazon widget are all updated with the Android 4.3 update

The OTA update is 246.5MB and you should have your battery charged to at least 50% and be on a Wi-Fi connection when you download and install the update.


source: Verizon via MobileBurn

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GALAXY Note II Verizon
  • 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 4.4.2

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18 Comments

18. JackFK

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

I got the Note II. I update to android 4.3 . my screen mirroring with my dongel doesn't work anymore. :( Any solution?

17. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Getting 4.3 on my Note 2 was an eye opening. It validates Google and Motorola philosophy of having maybe not the absolute best tech specs on their cells, like a 1080p screen but the most recent Android software instead.

16. karimhasebou

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Is the intentional version out yet

12. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Now honestly I cant tell the difference with a Note 3. The screen has improved and everything is much faster. Very impressive. Oh and my understanding is that the s pen has now be upgraded to a s pen Note 3.

10. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

That was 4.3 with ATT. Hey Phone Arena are you sleeping at the wheel?

9. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

hihi maybe it is 4.4!

8. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Actually I have an ATT Note 2 and it is upgrading as we speak: 696.85MB total!

5. biagnosis

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Also received Android 4.3 update here in the Philippines on my Note II last night.

6. Max_Boost

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

How you liking it, pare?

11. biagnosis

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Pare the font slightly change. As well As the size. Seems like a new phone for me. Some changes are unlikeable though like removal of pop up browser as an option to open a link in some apps like fb. Try pare

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I like the popup browse too! That's the only con when i start using the Note 3. After awhile i just get use to it. Popup browse is really a nice novelty but i don't miss it anymore.

4. bwhiting

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

My friend got this update and says that the bluetooth speed has been improved like stated and isn't have much to any problems right now

3. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I'm liking this update's features on my S3, but it's a huge RAM hog and seems overall less stable. The battery had also been disappointing.

2. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Hey you posted my tip, woo hoo! Just finished downloading this, Im diggin the new Unlock effect

1. torr310

Posts: 1736; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

So happy... have been waited for long time!

7. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

U actually bought this crap ?! Wow..

13. Dadler22

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

my phone is updating to 4.3 OTA right now dude. Maybe you need to recheck again

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Wow... Samsung definitely deliver on the update! Feel like a new phone.

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