As T-Mobile continues to prepare their LTE network for consumer use, its handsets are being updated with the appropriate firmware to take advantage of the LTE-capable radios already on board. Today, an update for the T-Mobile branded Samsung Galaxy Note II is being pushed out that does just that.
Packaged in the form of Android 4.1.2, T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note II is officially ready to take advantage of Magenta’s brand new LTE network. Weighing in at just 9MB, this update is a small one, only including a few, “various device improvements,” along with LTE compatibility.
To check if the update is available now for your device, from the home screen press the menu key, enter the settings, enter the “About phone” section of the settings, and finally press “Software Update.” It’s as simple as that. If the update isn’t available quite yet, don’t worry, it will be soon. You can also install Samsung’s Kies software, but waiting for the over the air update is much easier.
T-Mobile’s LTE network was recently tested by several sites, and speeds were in the range of 60Mbps for download, and 20Mbps for upload. Once LTE is widely available, real world speeds are expected to hover around 20Mbps down and 10Mbps up.