Samsung's second generation Galaxy Note has long been expected to receive Android 4.3 next month. A new series of test firmware leaks suggests the rumour may be true.
Recently, a new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean test build with build version N7100XXUEMJ5 was leaked for the international model of Galaxy note 2.
The test firmware is for users in Asia. As the N7100XXUEMJ5 build is an unbranded firmware, it can be installed on unlocked GT-N7100 units, irrespective of country and region.
Click here or our step-by-step guide to install N7100XXUEMJ5 Android 4.3 test build on Galaxy Note 2.
Earlier this month, an Android 4.3 test build with base firmware XXUEMI6 was leaked for the Galaxy Note 2. N7100XXUEMI6 is the first Android 4.3 leak for the handset. This firmware was meant for users in Europe.
Samsung is expected to release the official Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy Note 2 some time between late November and December.
Sammobile now reports that to meet the November release deadline, Samsung is releasing new test builds frequently so that it can filter all the bug issues before the final version is rolled out. However, Samsung is yet to provide a date for the update.
As for the new features, Samsung is said to have updated the core UI elements in Android 4.3 for the Galaxy Note 2, which is more like the Galaxy S4/Galaxy Note 3's interface and also the tabbed settings. Additionally, the leaked Android 4.3 build for Note 2 integrates Samsung Knox and Samsung Wallet and various features taken from the Galaxy S4 and the Note 3. The update is still under development and Samsung may introduce more features before the final version is pushed out.