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Sprint Galaxy Note 2 Gets Kit Kat Update Today

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Sprint and Samsung are pushing out the Kit Kat (Android 4.4.2) update to the Galaxy Note 2 starting today. If my notes (no pun) and our Kit Kat update list are correct, this is the first Note 2 from a US carrier to receive the update to 4.4. Good job, Sprint.

In the update, users will get to experience all that is new in the latest version of Android. We are talking an updated lock screen (new camera shortcut and media controls), the option to choose a default SMS app, restyled notification bar, better location management, emoji, wireless printing, and more.

The update should be available today, so head into Settings>More>System update. 

What’s New

  • Android version 4.4.2, KitKat
  • New Lock Screen Access
    • Media Controls – full-screen album art and media controls when listening to music
    • Camera Shortcut  – access the Camera application right from the lock screen
  • SMS App Chooser – select a default application for sending and receiving SMS text messages
  • Restyled Status and Navigation Bars – status and navigation bars are translucent and can sit on top of apps, along with simplified status bar icons
  • Consolidated Location Settings – location services are integrated and more detailed by new Location menu
  • Expanded Emoji Icons
  • Wireless Printing – supports printing over Wi­-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Prevention Information pop-up message is suppressed.
  • Samsung Knox 2.0
Via:  Samsung | Sprint
  • John Flame

    Sad how everyone knocks Sprints service…well, sorry for those who dont have it because ive never had issues with mine at all and I had my Note 2 since it released! Guess its where you live…”I cant hear you hear me now….not anymoreeeee”….Lmfao @ Verizon service!!!!

  • EdubE24

    KitKat killed WiFi on my Verizon S4. Tried every fix and nothing…sucks!!

  • pyro74boy .

    Come on Verizon you have a much better network vs sprint [EVERYONE ONE DOES LOL] where is my kitkat updated Software? I feel sorry for ANYONE AND EVERYONE on Sprints pathetic slow network,

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

    The feature I am most looking forward to on my Verizon note 2 is the ability to disable all bloatware. C’MON, VZW!

    • Dan

      I’m sure they will remove that feature, and it will be a couple months before they release, and it will lock it down like fort Knox. But I am anxiously awaiting the Verizon version so the awesome folks at XDA can get me a unlocked rooted version :) Still waiting for the perfect phone to upgrade to (translate as buy outright to not lose unlimited data).

  • anon

    I am surprised the G Pro was updated before this.

    • MiMo1986s

      not all the g pro’s there is a models :) but anyway we get kitkat :) enjoy it anyway :)

  • FknTwizted

    BIG MONEY BIG MONEY NO WHAMMIES!!!! (VZW N2)

    • Jonathan Williams

      VZW: wah waaaaahhhhh….

      • FknTwizted

        Its always easier to update 20 note 2′s on the sprint network!!!

    • michael arazan

      Samsung confirmed the 4.2 for the N2 and GS3, should be soon like june or this summer

  • Stewblock

    Updated US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S3 last night. Sadly not much better than Jelly Bean, except now I cannot even toggle WiFi on. :-/

    *sad trombone*

  • Mudokon83

    Come on verizon S III :) Come on baby!

    • Lumia Nexus

      come on for what. for bringing more bugs to your device. ask any S4, S5 and Note 3 user about the bugs of KitKat than Joy. One main and most annoying bug that has no cure without root even in XDA is “Unfortunately nearby services has stopped”, this error has made me hate my note 3 and it is now on sale on ebay.

      • Mudokon83

        yeah my next phone will be LG or MOTO I think.

      • michael arazan

        Not to mention that flash will be broken on KitKat. My nexus Tablet has a version of flash that barely works with KitKat and can only work half the time with jetpack and firefox beta.

        Only about 60% of sites use html and even sites like comedy central and a lot of news sites still rely on flash for videos

        • Lumia Nexus

          when is the Next Nexus Coming along

  • Willie D

    Should note that Sprint only allows devices with service to download updates. They do not let deactivated LTE devices update, even over WiFi. At least not my Galaxy Note 2

    • John Baxter

      I don’t think that is entirely true, I just updated a Sprint S4 over wifi even though it is not activated. The circumstances may be different though.