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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owners on the T-Mobile network will be receiving a software update soon. Before you get too excited, it’s not Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but a minor update to Android 4.1.2, with the rollout already started, according to SamMobile. This may seem strange considering the device on all other networks was updated to this particular iteration with the rollout of the multi-window feature, but a similar update for the T-Mobile version didn’t change the number of the Android version from 4.1.1.

The good news is that the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is finally being updated to Android 4.1.2, and apart from general bug fixes and performance improvements, includes a host of new features, such as –

  • New additions in notification toggles
  • Notification panel can now be customized
  • Brightness slider in notification panel can now be disabled
  • Multi-view can now be disabled
  • Browser is smoother than before
  • Status bar has been changed from grey to black
  • Continuous input in Samsung keyboard (similar to Swype or new Android 4.2 keyboard)
  • New ink effect on lockscreen
  • New Group Cast application

If you haven’t received the OTA notification yet, you can also try Settings – About Phone – Software Updates to see if it is available. If you’ve already updated your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to Android 4.1.2, do share  your experiences in the comments section below.

Ankit Banerjee
My primary profession lies in the Network Design Engineering field. I have always been passionate about the latest trends in mobile communication advances around the world.
  • waiting

    “This may seem strange considering the device on all other networks was updated to this particular iteration”

    Not on Verizon!

  • drvadlamudi

    What about LTE?

    • LTE radio is enabled with this update but you’ll have to wait for LTE network to go live in your area. If you live in a decent sized city then you’ll probably be among the first to use the new LTE network.

      • Fee

        Is there a official list of current T-mobile phones that will be compatible with their LTE network, i have read New Orleans will be a launch city and i would like to get my father a present if i can work out the details.

    • Mine says LTE as a network option now.

  • lollicup04

    Still waiting for ATT Samsung Galaxy Note update….

  • Chris

    Ok updated and now the little eye icon at the top is there and I have no idea how to take it off.. It apparently has nothing to do with smart stay because smart stay is unchecked on my note 2.. Any idea or news about that?

    • Go into your Settings – Display – Smart Stay (uncheck) The Smart Stay keeps the screen lit as long as it “sees” you’re looking at it.

  • Folirant12

    I have 4.1.2 but I can t found where I can change status bar from grey to black, please can you explain thet little in detail, please!!!!

    • chris

      mine looks grey compared to a black background lol

  • terminator

    Mine is 4.1.1 , but when I checked for software updates ( the same way I did for the last firmware update some months ago), I’m being told that it’s up to date

  • bluebayou
  • Had to update through Kies. Same eye icon on the top bar. Turned off smart stay and it’s still there.

  • The update no longer lets you decide if you want the chrome browser anymore, it’s pre installed.

  • Koke

    I just got the update this morning. The only difference I’ve noticed was the swype feature and it added the chrome web-browser. My status bar has always been black. I have no idea what other features was added or changed with the update.