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AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Gains Kit Kat

An update to Android 4.4.2Kit Kat” began rolling out for the AT&T variant of the Galaxy Note II yesterday, curiously on the first day of Google I/O. We’re sure that’s just a happy coincidence.

Anyway, the upgrade is a big one. We’re looking at a host of new “Kit Kat” features – here’s a list of them. 

What’s New

  • Media Controls – full-screen album art and media controls when listening to music
  • Camera Shortcut – access the Camera application right from the lock screen
  • Improved user experience when multiple messaging apps are installed – All SMS and MMS messages are together in the same app, alongside other conversations and video calls.
  • Visual content such as photos, videos, maps, books, and games are even better with full-screen immersive mode. The UI stays hidden while interacting with the content.
  • Restyled Status and Navigation Bars – status and navigation bars are translucent and can sit on top of apps, along with simplified status bar icons
  • New storage access framework – Simple for users to browse and open documents, images, and other files, across most customer preferred document storage providers.
  • 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.
  • New platform support for secure NFC-based transactions through Host Card Emulation (HCE).
  • Beats Music is Preloaded
  • Video player closed captioning Settings > My device > Accessibility > Google subtitles (CC) and Samsung subtitles (CC)
  • Can be set sound for Samsung apps (call/message/email/calendar) Setting > my Device > Sound > Samsung applications

The new firmware, version I317UCUCNE5, is rolling out to devices now. To check for it manually, go to Settings > More > System Update, tap “Update Samsung Software,” and select “Check now.”

Via: Samsung

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