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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Gets Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update in Canada

Majority of the Android running devices are updating themselves to the latest version of the OS and in the same row Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update has been announced for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owners in Canada.  The device owners can upgrade their devices OTA or with the use of Samsung Kies desktop software.  The update will be available for the unlocked devices as well as for the devices running on various carriers in Canada including TELUS, Bell Mobility, Rogers and SaskTel.

The latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update will offer variety of new and additional features so as to enhance the overall experience of the users. When talking about the cosmetic changes in the update users will now have the new effect of the ink on the lockscreen and the status bar will appear to be black instead of grey.  In case if the user does not need any advantage of the Multi view feature they can conveniently disable it and moreover the brightness slider in the notification panel can also be disabled if not needed.  For smoother performance of the application, various improvements to the stock browser have been made in the update.  Other features of the update include addition to the notification toggles, customization of the notification panel, continuous input in the Samsung keyboard and group cast application.

Canadian Galaxy Note 2

Just to have a recap of the device, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was announced at IFA 2012 in Germany and the Smartphone runs on 1.6GHz of quad core Samsung Exynos processor. It comes packed with 5.5 inches of Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen that is made up of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and features Touch Wiz UI.  Other specifications of the device include expandable external storage by up to 64GB, 2GB RAM, GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP+ EDR, WiFi , NFC, microUSB 2.0, 8 MP rear camera with LED Flash, 1.9 MP secondary camera,  1080p video recording, multi format music player, TV out, video player, Li-ion 3100 mAh battery and others.

The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 can be performed through Samsung Kies, automatic update of the software on the device or through a manual update as well. Those who wish to do a manual update must make sure that they are performing the update on the specified model only.  Before performing the update, the users must make sure of few points like at least 80% of battery should be charged, back up of data is taken, downloading of proper USB drivers and enables USB debugging.  After ensuring these requirements, download the file and extract the firmware.  Then switch off the device and restart it in the download mode. Then connect the device through a USB cable. Once the installation is completed the device will restart and then you can unplug it from the computer.  After completing the installation and the download process, the users can verify their devices for the presence of the firmware.  So just update your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and enjoy a range of new and exciting features.


Mike is a software engineer with a love for tinkering with smart phone devices. He spends a lot of time moving pictures to his SD card, because the Android keeps running out of memory. In his spare time, he travels to different parts of the world and takes one of his Android devices with him.

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