After many leaks online from last few days finally Sammy officially released 4.3 update for Note 2 users in India. The update is only available through Samsung’s desktop software Kies (Download) 4.3 update did bring many interesting features to Note 2 and here is quick review of things I like and dislike after updating my Note 2 to Android 4.3.
HERES THE GOOD Part of 4.3 Update
- The notification bar on Note 2 is finally transparent similar to its cousin Samsung s4 and big brother Note 3… Feels Great!!
- The new notification bar is highly customizable and it you don’t have to scroll left to see all the options anymore. No Extra Work: D
- New multi-windows feature has been updated with very smooth interface and more apps support but it does not support 2 similar apps running feature from NOTE 3.
- Full screen usage of apps like Videos, Music player and gallery…WOW!!!
- The screen looks much sharper with crisp colors
- Lock screen looks so beautiful with Glow effect… simply WOWWWW
- You get widgets option on lock screen also, Very useful
- Tabbed settings Menu.
- The new samsung keyboard has auto correct feature.
- Camera additional feature of sound & shot.
- Video player is very smooth and nice interface much on whiter shade as ios 7
- I feel the sound quality has improved after update (Personal opinion)
- Full screen Internet browsing but still missing the new interface of s4 and note 3.
- A new option called Blocking Mode, Very handy when you do now want to be disturbed.
- New Calculator, Contacts app etc….
- MOST IMPORTANT: MOVE TO SD CARD FEATURE ….ONE THING I KNOW WE ALL MISSED A LOT IN JB 4.1…. (Thank you GOOGLE FOR LISTENING TO ALL your beloved android users)
Now the Uglier Side of update (wish it will be better with future updates)
- System lag in touch wiz (i.e. after exiting an application it takes several seconds for all the icons to gather back like it used to be in times of galaxy s and tab 1 & note 1.
- Poor ram management means more memory consumptions Gallery application lags a bit and takes time to load all the thumbnails a real pain if you have many pics in your gallery.
- Music player bringing up the “Now Playing” is a little bit slow as previous versions.
- Missing new Note 3 features and old interface of S-memo.
- Nothing much of an update in camera department. Same old shit
As I said I hope the things will get better and Note 2 will be able to overcome these problems with supplementary updates in future. I will share my experience will battery life also after spending some time with my updated note 2. Please share what you think of the 4.3 update for Note 2 in comments.
Update: Now its available through Wi-fi and 3g Also