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Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update Now Rolling Out for Verizon's Galaxy Note 2

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
June 12, 2014|9:08 am

The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is now rolling for Verizon's Galaxy Note 2.

The carrier is one of the first to issue this update for the 2012 phablet. It is also available for the Sprint and international versions.

The update brings some bug fixes, performance enhancements and UI improvements. It also comes with KNOX 2.0, which gives Enterprise users great functionality and security.

The new versions of KNOX comes with Dual Persona, TIMA Real Time Kernel Protection, Trust-Zone based ODE, Universal MDM Client, Samsung Enterprise Gateway and Knox Generic VPN Framework.

Android 4.4.2 for the Verizon Note 2 also brings support for the Galaxy Gear 2 and updates for a slew of apps including Google Drive, Photos, Play Newsstand and Emergency Alerts App Icon. S Suggest and Samsung music were removed. Users can access the update either by notification or going through the Settings menu.

The Android 4.4 KitKat update started rolling out for Sprint Galaxy Note 2 users a few weeks back.

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It brought some different changes to the device's software including cloud printing, NFC tap-to-pay support, all white icons in the status bar, full screen album art, and the ability to put a camera shortcut on the lockscreen. The smartphone's performance is improved and there is also various stability fixes with it.

Sprint customers that don't get a notification for the update could also check for it in the Settings menu.

The Galaxy Mega 6.3 Android 4.4 KitKat update is available for users in Russia. It can be downloaded to the device using Samsung KIES software. There are no reports for an OTA version at this time, but it should arrive soon.

Android 4.4.2 might end up bring the last Android update for these older handsets.

 

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