Samsung started rolling out Android 4.3 update for Galaxy Note 2 devices in India (GT-N7100). The update is OTA and you should see the notification in the next few days. Galaxy Note 2 was released last year in September 2012 with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box and got a minor update to 4.1.2 and stayed there till now with out any updates to the device. Samsung has skipped the Android 4.2 like the Galaxy S3 and is now pushing Android 4.3 update directly.
The update adds Galaxy Gear compatibility, Samsung KNOZ support, some features that were introduced with the Galaxy S4 were also included. This is a OTA update and is 700MB in size, so make sure you are on good Wi-Fi before uodating your Note 2, or connect it to desktop and update via Kies.
- GALAXY GEAR Support
- TRIM Support, Samsung KNOX
- Samsung Wallet (Pre-loaded)
- Better RAM management
- Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4?s theme all over)
- New Samsung Keyboard, New Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
- New screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
- Daydream, Driving mode, Actionable notifications, Move-to-SD-card feature
- New Camera mode : Sound and Shot
- Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the Galaxy S4)
- Implementation of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)
- New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
- Full screen Samsung apps
- New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)