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  1. eds817's Avatar
    Jusy got off the phone with a very nice lady at AT&T customer care and after she helped me with a voice mail issue I asked about 4.3 for the Note 2 and after checking she told me it was released today. Hopefully I'll get it when I get home.

    Forgive me if this has already been posted. I'm in the car and didn't check the entire forum.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    12-11-2013 04:37 PM
  2. zaydabarber's Avatar
    I hope so I'm ready to get that watch

    "AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2"
    12-11-2013 05:07 PM
  3. eds817's Avatar
    Just got home and checked for the update only to be told that I have to wait 5 hours to check for the update.

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    12-11-2013 05:38 PM
  4. dlee1001's Avatar
    Let's hope it really is released. I want to see what others say about the update before I install mine.
    12-11-2013 06:28 PM
  5. mhenne4's Avatar
    Nothing on at&t in Louisiana, just checked

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    12-11-2013 07:24 PM
  6. dlee1001's Avatar
    As much as I hope it did get released today, I just checked for updates and there were none. I'm in Maryland.
    12-11-2013 08:51 PM
  7. zaydabarber's Avatar
    No update here in south Carolina

    "AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2"
    12-11-2013 10:13 PM
  8. sheeks's Avatar
    Nothing in Kentucky

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    12-11-2013 10:23 PM
  9. eds817's Avatar
    Very disappointing. Had ti wait until midnight to check my phone and nothing. Did she lie to me? Make a mistake?

    Anyone want to buy a Note 2?

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    12-12-2013 02:03 AM
  10. jvak55's Avatar
    Checked @ 5:30 am in the East TX area and no update.
    Man SIII'3 updated weeks ago
    I thought the Note II was a flagship phone..
    12-12-2013 06:09 AM
  11. dlee1001's Avatar
    Checked @ 5:30 am in the East TX area and no update.
    Man SIII'3 updated weeks ago
    I thought the Note II was a flagship phone..
    The Note 2 is a flagship phone, and there are several reasons why it is:

    1. It is the successor to the original Galaxy Note. It also has a successor, the Note 3. Flagship model phones have multiple generations like this.

    2. Like the Galaxy S series of phones, the Note series are sold all over the world.

    3. It was the first phone in Samsung's line of phones to come with Android 4.1 out of the box.

    4. The original Note came with Android 2.3.6, but it got updated all the way to 4.1.2. Flagship phones get more prioritized for updates, even though it seems like it takes forever for them to get released. That's because of the carriers who need to install bloatware and test the update on their individual networks.

    5. The Note 2 came with all the features that the S3 had, plus more features that are special to the Note 2. This is also true of the Note 3.

    6. The Note 2's multi-window feature was ported across multiple phones in Samsung's line of Galaxy devices.

    7. In the 4.3 update, whenever that may be, the Note 2 will get some of the features found on the S4 and the Note 3.

    The only reason why this phone is getting its first major update in over a year is because Android has changed only incrementally from 4.1 to 4.3. Plus, the 4.2.x update had too many problems on the S3 and Note 2, so it had to be skipped, adding to the delay. On top of that, other phone manufacturers skipped the 4.2 update in favor of 4.3 on their own flagships.

    Android doesn't need much more change now as it did a few generations ago; it's much more stable now. That's why we have what we have here: incremental updates that still bear the title Jelly Bean.

    This update is only taking this long because AT&T is still fixing the problems in it. I don't know what they are (I've asked the chat reps on both AT&T and Samsung and they weren't able to tell me), but they say there are problems and that the update will be released very soon. But we've probably heard that over and over again without knowing a solid ETA.

    If it makes you feel better, now let's take a look at the Infuse 4G. It was sold only in the U.S. and Canada and came with Android 2.2.1 Froyo when Gingerbread was readily available. The phone got so little attention from Samsung and AT&T that it took almost a year to release the (then severely outdated) Gingerbread update (released in April 2012), and it hasn't been updated since. Now that is the definition of a seriously non-flagship phone.
    12-12-2013 08:36 AM
  12. boufa's Avatar
    There is a guy (michael) who is doing youtube videos on the upgrade. I saw them posted in another link. In episode 3 he mentions that the delays may have to do with some issues installing the upgrade. His version, international I assume, broke over a dozen apps when installed, that he had to then go back and reinstall the apps to make them work again. So maybe its being held for that little extra polish.

    Its a great series of videos. Look for note 2 4.3 upgrade on youtube, and it is on the note2/3 daily update series.
    12-12-2013 08:55 AM
  13. JasW's Avatar
    I still got nothing.

    Which is no surprise, given that I've often said I wouldn't trust an AT&T rep to tell me the correct time of day.
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    12-12-2013 10:52 AM
  14. Reaper69's Avatar
    I still got nothing.

    Which is no surprise, given that I've often said I wouldn't trust an AT&T rep to tell me the correct time of day.
    LMAO....

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    12-12-2013 01:56 PM
  15. sheeks's Avatar
    I work for att but not in that department lol we all aren't that bad lol

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    12-12-2013 05:11 PM
  16. zaydabarber's Avatar
    Sheeks what department release the software update. When you call att they say Samsung have to release and when you call Samsung they say it's att have to release it. Verizon and att only one who still have not release the update.

    "AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2"
    12-12-2013 07:38 PM
  17. sheeks's Avatar
    From what I know, Samsung releases it to and then its up to att to release the update

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    12-12-2013 09:56 PM
  18. zaydabarber's Avatar
    Sheek I hope it's soon I wanna get that watch.

    At&t Samsung galaxy note 2
    12-13-2013 12:35 AM
  19. boufa's Avatar
    Sheeks what department release the software update. When you call att they say Samsung have to release and when you call Samsung they say it's att have to release it. Verizon and att only one who still have not release the update.

    "AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2"
    I saw a post on xda yesterday that Verizon has released their upgrade. We are the last one waiting.

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    12-13-2013 06:57 AM
  20. jvak55's Avatar
    I understand all your points.
    I have 7 Samsung phones and tablets for my business and have been using them since they introduced the first smartphone in the Samsung line.
    The flagship comment is called sarcasm....
    12-13-2013 08:06 AM
  21. akchaos's Avatar
    After paying full price for thus phone, I am very disappointed in the lack of support ftlrom at&t in the area of OS updates. I guess I will have to root it and void the warranty in order to stay current in the android OS world. At&t should be embarrassed.

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    12-13-2013 02:12 PM
  22. kmarantz's Avatar
    You have to root to get the fullest potential out of the phone. It's a no brainer. And there are plenty of ways to unroot to keep it under warranty.
    12-13-2013 02:27 PM
  23. boufa's Avatar
    After paying full price for thus phone, I am very disappointed in the lack of support ftlrom at&t in the area of OS updates. I guess I will have to root it and void the warranty in order to stay current in the android OS world. At&t should be embarrassed.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Tmo just released a week or so ago, and Verizon was yesterday. Not quite sure AT&T should be too embarrassed yet. If not by Xmas, then maybe there is an argument for it.

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    12-13-2013 04:11 PM
  24. The_Real_Me_91's Avatar
    I have a feeling it will be here on the 20th of this month. Haha

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    12-13-2013 04:31 PM
  25. Therealm80's Avatar
    How do you figure that?

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    12-14-2013 03:22 PM
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