Samsung has been decently quick with the Android 4.3 rollout to their current and previous flagships. The Galaxy S4 is already getting the update in many places, with the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II scheduled to get them within the next two months, along with a few other phones. With the Galaxy Gear only being compatible with the Note 3, and the Android 4.3 update bringing compatibility to older phones, Samsung has a good reason to get these updates out. More supported devices equates to more Galaxy Gear sales.
Last years giant flagship, the Galaxy Note II, has had no sign of an update coming aside from the schedule leaked a while ago. And while the device isn’t yet updated, it may be soon. It’s being reported that Samsung service centers have access to a build of Android 4.3, build N7100XXUEMJ9, that they can install on devices that they get. Someone already had their device updated at a service center.
Considering that this update is done and ready for release, we may be seeing an OTA very soon. Hopefully it’ll come earlier than expected, because Note II users have been stuck on 4.1 for quite a long time and deserve a nice, new version of Android. Plus, the new S Pen features from the Note 3 would be a fantastic addition. Do you own a Note II? Are you excited for this update? Leave a comment!