South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics has started to deliver the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system for more handsets in its lineup today, as Galaxy Note 2 is already receiving it in some markets.The KitKat update has started to emerge in the Kies Desktop application for the international version of the Galaxy Note 2, and it is already up for grabs in France, it seems.
This is an official release for the handset, which means that it should start emerging as available in other countries out there as well in the near future, though no info on its over-the-air roll out has been provided as of now, as SamMobile notes.
Those who will download and install it will see that the software version on their smartphones has been bumped up to N7100XXUFND3.
At the same time, they will see that the OS upgrade brings along a variety of new features and enhancements, just as Google announced for Android 4.4.
Among these improvements, we can count a smoother user interface, which will be complemented by better performance capabilities. The status bar icons are white in the new release.
Moreover, the update brings along full-screen album art on the lock screen when listening to music, along with fast access to the camera when the handset is locked, courtesy of the presence of a camera icon on the lock screen.
Other enhancements were included in the update as well, such as support for wireless printing, along with NFC tap-to-pay capabilities.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat will also provide users with the possibility to change the default messaging and launcher apps on their devices, while also offering improved overall stability.
In addition to all these features that Google has packed inside Android 4.4, Galaxy Note 2 users should also get a taste of various improvements coming from Samsung itself.
Among these, we can note the addition of Samsung Wallet, along with support for Samsung KNOX, and also with improvements to camera, updated applications, and more, just as it happened with other Galaxy phones that received the KitKat update recently.
The Android 4.4.2 KitKat platform upgrade for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) is said to have been compiled on April 8. Users can check on its availability by going to Settings > About phone > Software update, and hitting the Check now button.
As mentioned above, Samsung should start pushing it to users outside France as well soon, although the company hasn’t made an official announcement on the matter as of now. However, additional info on this should emerge soon, so stay tuned to learn the news.