Samsung Galaxy Note 2 'Stable' Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with 20 New Features Goes Live in Canada and U.S. Cellular

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By Ryan Inoyori | December 6, 2013 2:06 PM EST

Official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 resumes from Canadian and the United States network carriers. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update include Galaxy Gear support, Premium Suite, Group Play 2.5, Group Messaging and Easy Mode features.

United States Carriers Push Update

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware update is now rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in the United States and subscribers of U.S. Cellular are getting the newest software pretty quickly. Other network carriers such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon are all scheduled to release their own push update for the phablet but they didn't exactly follow the schedule dates accordingly.

According to Android Pit, Verizon didn't release the Android 4.3 firmware to their Galaxy Note 2 owners on the expected scheduled date which left users to expand their patience longer. International variant of Galaxy Note 2 has been reported getting live update of the newest firmware and should be arriving in the United States by now.

Canadian Network Carriers

It seems like Canadian network carriers are quite polite as Android 4.3 live update is ongoing for their customers. Multiple carriers in the region already started sending push software update via Over-the-Air procedure which sizes up to 700 MB.

Subscribers of Mobilicity and Videotron in Canada can now update their Galaxy Note 2 right on their phablet's built-in software updater to get the latest improvements provided by Samsung.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Changes

Once Galaxy Note 2 has been updated to the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware from Samsung, expect the following features and improvements on your device.

1.      OpenGL ES 3.0

2.      Bluetooth Smart

3.      Galaxy Gear accessory support

4.      Premium Suite added features

5.      Group Play version 2.5

6.      Group Messaging

7.      Easy Mode user interface

8.      Refreshed UI based on Galaxy S4 and Note 3

9.      New lock screen designed

10.  Multiple widgets on the lock screen

11.  Adjustable clock size

12.  Personal message

13.  Actionable notifications

14.  Daydream mode

15.  New screen mode: Adapt display and Professional Photo

16.  TRIM support for improved performance

17.  Driving Mode

18.  Samsung Knox compatibility

19.  Move apps to the SD card

20.  Various bug fixes and system enhancements

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