Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4 update arrives on Verizon
Although Google released the Android 4.4 KitKat update last year, it has taken some time to arrive to many smartphones and tablets. Back in April we informed readers that the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update was now beginning to roll out for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Today we can tell you that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4 update has finally arrived for Verizon customers with the device.
In late May this update released for the Sprint Galaxy Note 2, making Sprint the first US carrier to push out this update for owners there. Verizon has now officially announced the arrival of the 4.4.2 update for the Note 2 (SCH-I605) that brings it to software version KOT49H.I605VRUFND7.
Now the KitKat update has reached Verizon customers it brings many changes, improvements and new features to the Galaxy Note 2. Just a few of these are performance enhancements, new lock screen, and emoji keyboard support, and there’s much more to look forward to as well. The update also provides bug fixes and changes to apps and widgets such as Google Drive, Photos, Play Newstand, and the Emergency Alerts app icon while Samsung Music and S Suggest have both been removed.
As well as KitKat the update will provide enterprise users with Knox 2.0 software, with features such as Dual Persona, TIMA Real Time Kernel Protection, Trust-Zone based ODE, Universal MDM Client and Samsung Enterprise Gateway, and Knox Generic PN Framework. The update also adds compatibility for the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch.
Verizon customers with the Galaxy Note 2 should start receiving it over the next few days now that Big Red has officially announced the update. If you want to check for the download manually then head to Settings on your device, followed by About Phone and then System Updates. Now it just remains for AT&T and T-Mobile to get this update pushed out!
Are you pleased to hear that your Verizon Galaxy Note 2 will soon receive the Android 4.4.2 update? Maybe you’re one of the first to get the update? If so, we’d be interested if you could let us know what you think of the changes and improvements by sending us your comments?