Web site SamMobile has reportedly leaked out a pre-release firmware version of Android 4.1.2 for the Galaxy Note 2 already.
Samsung tirelessly work on the operating system upgrades of its devices. Although most devices has not yet received the 4.1.1 version of the Jelly Bean OS, tech giant Samsung is already polishing up a round of Android 4.1.2 upgrades that will be releasing over the next couple months, including Android 4.1.2 for the Galaxy Note 2.
While the update is still at least a month or two away, the website SamMobile seemed to have an unofficial 4.1.2version of the Jelly Bean update available for download. The update is courtesy of forum member Mr. Loung.
If you are interested in downloading and flashing firmware N7100XXDLJ2, you can do so through SamMobile, which also has step-by-step instructions.
However, this is not the official Android update. Thus, all of the necessary precautions must be taken. As with all firmwares, there is a possibility that your phone could brick, and that your warranty might be voided. SamMobile does state that some bugs do exist in this firmware.
Firmware N7100XXDLJ2 introduces new features such as Notifications customization, a new ink effect on the lockscreen, and continuous input in the Samsung keyboard.
Samsung is expected to release the official Android 4.1.2 update sometime in December or January. The South Korean electronics manufacturer has also been sighted working on Android 4.2 for the Galaxy Note 2, and is expected to release Android 4.2 during Q1 2013.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3 smartphones will also be receiving their Android 4.1.2 updates soon. The Galaxy S2 Android 4.1.2 release is being rumored for November, while the Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 upgrade should start rolling out in December. The Galaxy S3 is also reported to receive Android 4.2 in Q1 2013.