Finally, KitKat for Samsung's second generation Galaxy Note. Following a spate of rumours, Samsung has now started rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat software update for the international version of Galaxy Note 2 bearing model number GT-N7100.
Recently, a Samsung customer, who has managed to get in touch with Samsung's support line, was informed that the company was expected to release KitKat software for Galaxy Note 2 by the middle of this month.
Now, Sammobile reports a KitKat firmware with build number N7100XXUFND3 has shown up on the Kies server. The N7100XXUFND3 Android 4.4.2 build is currently available for Note 2 users in France.
Model name: Galaxy Note 2
Version: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Build date: 8 April
Product Code: XEF
At present, there is no information if the firmware is available as Over-The-Air update. But as this is an official build, it should reach all Note 2 users across other regions soon.
The new KitKat update will bump the Galaxy Note 2 software version to build number N7100XXUFND3 with a number of KitKat goodies. Besides, Samsung has added a few changes, which include the Samsung Wallet and Knox. Below are the list of changes and improvements Android 4.4.2 update brings for the Galaxy Note 2.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat changelog
White status bar icons
Full-screen album art and a camera shortcurt on the lock screen
Wireless printing and NFC tap-to-pay support
Options to set default messaging and launcher apps
Transparent status bar
Those who have not received the KitKat notification yet, may navigate to Settings>> About phone>> Software update menu.
Interested users, who wish to install N7100XXUFND3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy Note 2, may follow our step-by-step guide here.
Below are screenshots of Android 4.4.2 running on Galaxy Note 2 N7100.