Samsung Electronics Co. (KRX:005935) began rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware update Friday for the international version of the Galaxy Note 2, which comes with the model number GT-N7100.

The latest Android firmware build is currently available through Samsung Kies in France, and is likely to be rolled out in other countries soon. The new stock firmware takes the version of the operating system to the build number N7100XXUFND3, and is expected to include all the new features seen on other devices running Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

According to SamMobile, the new official firmware for the Galaxy Note 2 is expected to include features such as a smoother interface and faster performance, white status bar icons, full-screen album art, a camera shortcut on the lock screen, wireless printing, NFC tap-to-pay support, options to set default messaging and launcher apps, transparent status bar, better stability and Samsung’s latest TouchWiz features, such as Samsung Wallet and KNOX.

Android-KitKat-GalaxyNote2 Samsung Galaxy Note 2 receives Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update on Friday. Photo: SamMobile

Check out the firmware details here:

Model: GT-N7100

Model name: Galaxy Note 2

Country: France

Version: Android 4.4.2

Build date: Tuesday, April 8 2014

Product Code: XEF




Users can update their handsets by going to Settings > About > Software Update menu.

On Thursday, the Verizon variant of the HTC DNA Droid also received the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update, which according to Verizon, includes “the latest version of HTC Sense (5.5), as well as new features, enhancements and bug fixes” for the device.

XDA Developers reported that one of its forum members received the update in two over-the-air packages. The first package was a small 5 MB incremental update and the second one was a bigger 615 MB update, carrying Sense 5.5.