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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Official Android 4.4 KitKat Update Rolling Out; Top 6 Changes You?ll Get from New Firmware

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is now receiving the official Android 4.4 KitKat via Samsung Kies PC Suite. It features Samsung Knox Security Suite, Samsung Wallet and other minor changes. However, users won?t have everything ported from Galaxy S5 smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 New Update

Official Android 4.4 KitKat firmware for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phablet has been detected in the Europe, specifically in France. Users are able to get the official firmware from Samsung using the Samsung Kies PC Suite installed on a computer. It is also available using the Over-the-Air method on the device.

After installation, owners will see Galaxy Note 2 running Android 4.4 KitKat with build version N7100XXUFND3 and currently compatible with the international variant of the second generation phablet N7100.

In order to update your phablet to the new firmware, download and install the Samsung Kies program from Samsung?s official Web site then plugin your device using a USB cable and follow the instructions prompted.

If you want to use wireless update process, go to Settings > About > Software Update then follow the instructions prompted. Plugin the device to its AC charger and make sure you connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi instead of mobile data. Never interrupt the installation process to prevent corrupting the firmware.

Android 4.4 KitKat Changes

Here are certain changes you can expect from Android 4.4 KitKat after updating your Galaxy Note 2.

  1. New Location Menu that integrates GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks with battery usage monitor.
  2. Enhanced Messaging with new emoji icons and option to choose default messaging app between Samsung?s and Google?s Hangouts.
  3. Updated GMS or Google Mobile Service.
  4. Latest version of Samsung?s TouchWiz user interface.
  5. Samsung Knox Security Suite.
  6. Samsung Wallet application.

Stuff You Won?t Be Getting

Unfortunately, Samsung kept the exclusive stuff on their current flagship devices which means that your Galaxy Note 2 is not going to receive Galaxy S5 user interface or icons. In addition, certain Samsung apps and services found on Galaxy S5 may not also be present on Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4 KitKat firmware such as Heart Rate Monitor due to lack of hardware components. However, you might see Emergency Mode or Baby Monitor on the updated firmware.

It is currently hitting France and will gradually spread across Europe till it reaches in Asia, Middle East and the United States. If you have the international variant, try logging in to check the new firmware.

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