One good thing about buying a Samsung Galaxy smartphone is that your smartphone is update proof. This generally applies with flagship models but if possible Samsung do provide updates to other handsets non-flagships as well, remember 4.2.2 update for Galaxy Grand.
Recently Samsung started rolling out the KitKat update for Galaxy Note 2 starting with France first last week. After releasing the 4.4.2 KitKat update for Note 3 in January 2014 and then S4 in 2014, its time Samsung thought Note 2 should also get the update. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 came with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean being the first smartphone to come with 2GB RAM and first Samsung smartphone running with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Later in December 2012 it was updated to Android 4.1.2 fixing some stability issues and then directly to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean in November last year, skipping the Android 4.2. Similar trend was observed with Samsung Galaxy S3 which came with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich launched in the year 2012.
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Increasing the count of KitKat of running Androids, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 can now be updated to the latest Android 4.4.2 via an OTA update which shall be available automatically if you have not messed up with your smartphone. If you had tried some hacks on your device you might not get the update from the Software center because of the improper restore and things being broken. The OTA (Over-the-Air) update is now available in India and is about 416.48MB in size. You can also try updating your Note 2 using Samsung Kies in case there is some issues with the OTA.
The software update features wireless printing, support for emojis in keyboard and lots more hidden new features. The Android 4.4.2 update for the Galaxy Note 2 brings minor UI changes which includes white status bar icons, lockscreen Camera shortcut, Enhanced Messaging, full screen music album art in the lockscreen, improved user interface and performance fixes.
Below is the firmware information:
Model name: GALAXY Note II
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:52:29 +0000
Product Code: INU