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Verizon's Galaxy Note 2 finally receiving Android 4.1.2, bring additonal Multi-Window support and more

After a long wait, Verizon's Galaxy Note 2 is now getting Android 4.1.2. Excited to know what changed? Read on to find out!
May 2, 2013

Great news for those who haven’t already rooted their Verizon Galaxy Note 2! After a very long wait, Big Red is finally pushing out Android 4.1.2 to the device, as it was previously on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

This update will bring your build number to JZO54K.I605VRAMC3 and baseband I605VRAMC3. The update, which comes in at a hefty 246.5MB in size, can be downloaded over the air. After installing the update, you’ll notice increased app support for the Multi-Window feature. It can now function with YouTube, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon Kindle, Viewdini, Google Maps and Talk.

The changelog notes the removal of a preloaded app called Zappos. There’s also been improvements to the following applications: ISIS Mobile Wallet, VZ Navigator, Backup Assistant Plus, Exchange Active Sync (EAS) email, SMS text messaging and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Aside from bug fixes and security patches, there’s been some other minor improvements to the Mobile Hotspot. As usual, it took Verizon quite a while to get this update pushed out to its users. Let’s just hope the wait for Android 4.2 won’t take nearly as long. Knowing Verizon though, you may be in for another long wait.

Verizon’s Galaxy Note 2 got its bootloader unlocked in December, which has opened up a lot of possibilities for ROMs. Are you downloading the new update for the Galaxy Note 2 or have you gotten tired of waiting around for Verizon and are running a ROM? Let us know in the comments below!