Galaxy Note II Receives Android 4.3 in France via Samsung Kies

The OS upgrade brings along a variety of enhancements

By on December 17th, 2013 18:56 GMT

Samsung has started to deliver the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system to Galaxy Note II users in more markets out there, including those in France, the latest reports on the matter suggest.

The company is currently rolling out the update to Galaxy Note 2 (GT-i7000) via the Samsung Kies desktop application.

This means that those who would like to get a taste of it will have to connect their smartphones to a Windows PC, fire up the application, and check whether it has arrived on their handsets as well.

Prior to the update, the Galaxy Note II was running under the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system, but Samsung decided to skip the Android 4.2 update for it.

However, as frandroid notes in a recent article, the OS upgrade brings along both Android 4.2 and 4.3 enhancements, all included in a single package.

Among these we can count Galaxy Gear compatibility, along with TRIM support, which should result in better overall performance capabilities of the mobile phone.

Furthermore, the update features a series of RAM management enhancements and brings along UI elements from Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3.

The Lockscreen has been improved as well, offering support for multiple widgets and enabling users to change the clock size or to create a personalized welcome message.

Various applications from Samsung have been updated as well in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and there is a new camera mode available for users, namely Sound & Shot. There is also a series of changes to Notifications, along with support for advanced voice commands.

At the same time, we should note that, following the installation of the new upgrade, users will be able to move apps to the SD card.

As mentioned above, the update is already rolling out to Galaxy Note II users in France, though there’s no telling on how long it will take before it arrives on all handsets in this market.

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