The international variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 received the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update the last month and since then the users of the US models of the device had been waiting for the update too. There is a good news for the users of the AT&T Galaxy Note 2 SGH-I317 as the device is finally getting the latest Android update from Samsung. The new firmware update with build version I317UCUCNE5 started rolling out yesterday. 

Android 4.4.2 is definitely a major OS upgrade for an old device like the Galaxy Note 2 as it brings a lot of new features and improvements in user interface and performance. The size of the KitKat OTA for the device is 423MB. According to the official AT&T portal, the new KitKat update packs together a host of new features including:

  • New Lock Screen with full-screen album art and media controls and a camera shortcut.
  • 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 on keyboard
  • Wireless 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

If you have received the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update notification yet you can check for it manually from Settings> More> System Update> Update Samsung Software.

Also See:

How to Root AT&T Galaxy Note 2 SGH-I317 on KitKat (Android 4.4.2)

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