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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N-7100 gets Android 4.1.2

Folks with the international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 — aka the N-7100 — will be pleased to know that they’re one step closer to being on the absolute latest version of Android. Well… it’s a tiny step, really, as the device is moving from Android 4.1.1 to Android 4.1.2. At the core there’s not much to be had, though SamMobile claims there are some new TouchWiz features to look out for.

They state that features like the ability to disable multi-view, the new Swype-like features and the lock-screen ink blotch effect are new as of 4.1.2, but many of us here in America have had those features since 4.1.1. It’s possible that the firmware is on different tracks for each region, but we’ll have to get confirmation from Samsung regarding all of that.

Nevertheless the international Note 2 is only one step away from the next major version of Android. We have all the confidence in the world that Samsung is readying an upgrade to Android 4.2, though it’s anyone’s guess how long it’ll take before we actually see it arrive. We aren’t sure what new features they might bring once it does arrive but you should know that Samsung tends to be one of the better OEMs when it comes to adding new features with each major upgrade.

Regardless of whether or not they decide to drop a bombshell it will be nice to see the device move on up to Android 4.2. In the meantime 4.1.2 is still great and anyone who isn’t on the latest should definitely make a concerted effort to get there in no time. Be sure to check the settings menu on your phone or check your desktop Kies software to see if some new goodness is awaiting you. Read below for what’s said to be the full list of changes.

  • Android 4.1.2 – JZO54K
  • New Additions in Notifcation Toggles
  • Notification Panel can now be customized
  • Brightness Slider in Notification Panel Can Now Be Disabled
  • Multi-View Can now be disabled
  • Browser Is Smoother Then Before
  • Status Bar has been changed from Grey to Black
  • Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
  • New Ink Effect On Lockscreen
  • New Group Cast Application

Continue reading on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • DarrenR

    Good thing AT&T is taking their sweet ass time with this. although its a different model of the GN2.

    • a) youth.in.asia

      This is the international variant. First released will see first updates

      • Tony Millner

        Just as an FYI you can go over to XDA and put the international ROM on your at&t note2

        • a) youth.in.asia

          Thanks Tony, I did not know that. What is XDA?

        • DarrenR

          Im doing my best not to root the phone yet, I havent even had it a month yet.

          • Toasted_Cracker

            I’m in the same boat as you. I don’t wanna root and install a new rom but I probably will eventually. My only problem with doing it is that I’m never satisfied. I’m constantly changing tom’s.

          • IrishSid

            why don’t you want to root? what is it you think it does?

          • DarrenR

            I think it voids my warranty and molests my brand new device. My previous phone is rooted. I just don’t want to do it to my GN2 yet .

      • DarrenR

        I knew that was the international. A few of the US versions have multi-view already. Im annoyed with AT&T directly. Not Samsung or anyone else.

  • http://www.gamefans.com/ Jeremy Davis

    Why is it that US only versions of phones take FOREVER to get updates?

    • Matthew Merrick

      blame teh carriers. the

    • lynyrd65

      My Sprint SGS III got jelly bean a long time ago. Only a month or two after the international.

      • lesser13

        my sprint note 2 has had these features since it came out in late october.

        • lynyrd65

          Well my phone has crime deterrent.

  • a) youth.in.asia

    It’s stuff like this that makes Samsung number one!

  • SnookGators1

    status bar from grey to black??? I need that on my GS3

  • BigCiX

    Hynis everyone getting jb except my One X (at&t)?

  • simpleas

    It’s for 7105 as well!

  • kev2684

    meanwhile on my multi-windowless T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note II..

    and also, *than

    • simpleas

      if you really want it, xdas got you covered. I personally can wait. The only thing that I might use it for is youtube. What I do now is listen to youtube on my (modified) pop-up browser, minimize it and go about my business.

  • erni74

    I guess, this Update is only available in Ploand and Sweden for this Smartphone

  • http://profiles.google.com/jansen.jeff Jeff Jansen

    Verizon GNote 2 already has a lot of this. Make a note. First time Verizon ever managed to get something done before everyone else.(Software wise anyway) We have these at least:
    Multi-View Can now be disabled
    Status Bar has been changed from Grey to Black[I'm pretty sure anyway]
    ContinuOUs Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
    New Ink Effect On Lockscreen
    New Group Cast Application

    • lesser13

      the sprint note 2 had this before the verizon note 2 was even out so you can rip up that note because its not vaild.

      • http://profiles.google.com/jansen.jeff Jeff Jansen

        So close!

  • imran

    buddies how can i update this vertion