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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 update reaches Canada

Under: Android OS, Software
By:Debbie Turner | December 2nd, 2013

There’s been a lot of excitement lately about the arrival of Google Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest version of the operating system. However, many people still haven’t received Android 4.3 for their devices as some manufacturers and carriers are slow to push out the updates. News today is that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 update has now reached Canada.

Samsung has come under a lot of criticism at being lax at rolling out updates and some Galaxy devices have had a lot of problems with Android 4.3. Two weeks ago we told how the official 4.3 update for the Galaxy Note 2 was beginning to roll out, but a couple of days later we heard that the update would be delayed for some.

However, it’s good news for those in Canada as the Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy Note 2 there is now live and available for the device on multiple carriers including Videotron (SGH-T999V) and Mobilicity (SGH-T889V).

This is an OTA (over-the-air) update and owners of the Galaxy Note 2 are likely to start receiving notifications throughout today. If you’re in Canada you shouldn’t have too much longer to wait for this update, or alternatively you can choose to update via Kies.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean brings many improvements and changes and just a few of these are Galaxy Gear support, faster performance, Samsung Knox, improved RAM management, a new lockscreen, actionable notifications, driving mode and much more.

Are you the owner of a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in Canada? Are you pleased to hear the Android 4.3 update is finally on its way to your device? Maybe you’re one of the first to receive the update? Let us know with your comments.

Source: SamMobile

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  • Tom Jones

    Customers are not stupid. We’d like to see regular announcements that, for example, Android 4.3 updates are anticipated on a certain date, and notifications if a problem has been identified resulting in a delay.

    The issue is the lack of information from Samsung, not whether the upgrade is going ahead or not.

    If there are issues with a particular upgrade, there should also be an option to revert to the previous version..

    • abc

      Revert to previous version? Then I would like to revert to Android 1.0

  • http://dereksilva.ca/ Derek Silva

    Just did a manual check on my Galaxy Note II (on Rogers) and I’m currently downloading a 705MB update. I think it’s safe to assume it’s Android 4.3.

    • Chris

      Same! Hope the new update lives up to the hype…

      • Luka

        any good?

    • Luka

      how is it?

      • http://dereksilva.ca/ Derek Silva

        I was in the middle of the download when I did some more research and found a lot of other people having major battery life issues with the new update. So I cancelled it, and I’m going to try installing it Cyanogenmod instead.

  • Carlz Lavine

    I just hope the update will start rolling in Malaysia as soon as it can. It’s been too long I’m using Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. I can’t wait for it.

  • Name

    I guess the real message is, if you want the latest Android releases just go Nexis and avoid waiting for manufacturers and local carriers to complicate and slow the process with bloatware

  • annum

    The sgn2 still feels new even after a year. The software is dated but compatent. How slow is this update process, there is no sign of an update in the uk. The S4 by march will have seen 2 updates in its first year, the note 2 on the other hand nothing for its first calender year.

  • Yanyi

    I have just updated my phone last night. the download even on wifi took about an hour for 715Mb.. the install took just about 30m. overall a good experience. just couldnt touch the phone for a while.

    no data wipe, all my apps seems to be working and my mail (1 exchange, 2 internet mail) seems to have been left intact. They have included a LOT of toys (group play, knox, pen up etc).

    seems to react more on swipes with less lag atleast for my initial testing. text messaging changed its UI a bit (or my settings were removed, i am unsure). Support for Galaxy Gear sounds yummy.. now to get that wristwatch….

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