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General Note 2 to receive Android 4.3 by the end of the year? :(

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  1. twister6

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    Really not happy about this!!! I hope it's only a rumor, but a gut feeling tells me I will not see 4.3 on Verizon until X-mas :(

    Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update reportedly in testing, to arrive by the end of the year

    Basically, what they are saying S3 and S4 will get their updates early? Then, is this a marketing technique to make people with Note 2 buy Note 3? Which also means they will alienate Gear from Note 2 users for a long time (not like that going to help Gear anyway).
     

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    don't care. updates sometimes introduce issues and my note 2 is awesome as is. careful what u wish for. i've been burned in the past with updates on other devices
     
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    I'm with you! My Note II is just awesome the way it is. :D
     
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    This. My friend has the Nexus and they have had 4.3 for awhile now and he said he didn't update because it was way too buggy. Same as the IOS7. Tons of people hate it and want to switch back to 6.

    My phone is fine right now how it is. A big update is not needed. I'll probably hold off awhile when it's released to see what everyone is saying about it. I honestly don't even know what is brought to the table with 4.3.
     
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    Android 4.3 introduces an updated BT4.0 + BLE protocol which is a requirement for a lot of upcoming wireless gadgets and accessories such as new ***smartwatches***, wireless speakers, and various controllers that need low power bluetooth. I guess I'm looking at it from my perspective ;)
     
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    I just want AT&T to roll out an update to fix the stupid Auto Rotate stuck bug! :p That really is the ONLY thing that annoys me. At least I have a temporary fix for it.
     
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    wot is your fix please friend :D:D
     
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    Android 4.3 coming to Galaxy S4 in October, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 by the end of December, Samsung Gear talk confirms - just confirmed the same, need for low-energy BT4.0 in order to work with smartwatches, etc..
     
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    Turn on Auto Brightness LOL. I know.. it is strange... not sure why that would fix it.
     
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    Yeah, would have preferred a quicker update but happy to wait. At least we're not having to wait on Sony I suppose.
     
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    If you recall 3 yrs ago, Motorola was the top dog, with lots of premiere phones.

    And then the updates got slow and delayed.

    Samsung is oversaturated with devices right now. In addition to keep up with newer technology, they are going to really struggle with updating their old ones.
     
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    Been running CM 10.2 on my S3 for some time now, and honestly don't see much of a difference. However, it is AOSP for the most part, so perhaps Sammy is adding in some more functionality (akin to the Note 3) to the update.
     
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    Just remember, when a manufacturer promises updates by a certain time they're generally only talking about their end. The carrier unbranded devices should get them as they say. However with US phones being carrier branded phones, that could slow things down quite a bit.
     
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    WOW, you the man, it works... I m now 100% happy again. maybe it was a bad thing running my brightness at full 24/7 anyway ??? but i got rid of the bug, many thanks.
     
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    I'd be happy if I could use voice to txt over bluetooth.
     
  16. AustinTech

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    I doubt Verizon will ever update the note 2.

    The only thing I want from 4.3 is the widgets on the lockscreen. That would be nice, but I love everything else about my N2
     

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