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Samsung has been hard at work preparing Android 4.1.2 updates for a number of its Galaxy smartphones, and it seems the first device to get the upgrade will be the international 4G LTE version of the Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7105). That's the version that supports LTE on Euro-friendly 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz bands, not to be confused with the 3G/HSPA-only version we reviewed back in October.

Today's firmware package comes via unofficial Samsung update archive, which shows it has the build number N7105XXDLK7. The version available right now has Vodafone South Africa branding, but that shouldn't stop it working on other carriers' Note 2 LTE devices, assuming they carry the model number GT-N7105. We imagine we'll begin to see Android 4.1.2 rolling out over-the-air for various Samsung devices soon. Earlier rumors had suggested the first Samsung 4.1.2 updates were due to begin in December.

Android 4.1.2 is a minor update to the OS, introduced in October, shortly before Android 4.2 hit. Aside from the usual bug fixes and tweaks, the most visible changes include subtle alterations to the way the notification shade works -- in 4.1.2, notifications can be expanded with a single finger swipe down.

Fingers crossed for more Samsung updates later in the month. The Galaxy S3's 4.1.2 update is rumored to include a particularly tasty festive treat, in the form of the multi-window feature from the Galaxy Note 2.

Source: Samsung-Updates

There are 14 comments

Hopefully the att version is being tested too. I'd like to be able to try out the multi view screen.

zhecht says:

There are already kernels for the AT&T Note 2 that support multiview.

tekproph says:

It is. I'm using it right now actually. Multi window works awesome! Super fast and very fun. 4.1.2 just came last week actually.

redraider133 says:

Samsung is on a roll. Good to see them not sitting around and not working on updates like some manufacturers

sdouglas3673 says:

And for their sanity they have only a couple major devices out there. Samsung is now what HTC used to be. Adding software features to android that make your life easier and make sense (pardon the pun) :)

marisdaman says:

Hopefully it'll bring Google wallet to fully functional status. Called Samsung they said it's Google. Called Google the insinuated it's Samsung.

acostapre says:

Nice, Samsung has been keeping up with technology and it's advances!

predacon says:

What about Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Note 1????

tekproph says:

Two to three weeks for US version.

jamieloohoo says:

Does anyone know where I can download this for the Note II? I've had it for over a month - annoyed with the lack of multi-view (T-Mobile) when it was an advertised feature. Must we wait for the carrier to release this stuff or can we download it elsewhere?

Ed Penney says:

I love the Galaxy Note 2 since I've got it on At&T's 4G LTE. I work as a real estate agent in Atlanta and it's great for viewing large images of the properties since I have pretty bad eyesight. I send the images along with notes I take on them to clients. The 4G speed sends them quickly, which saves me a lot of time.

I have the note 2 LTE and as of Feb 6th 2013 I have still not received the Andriod 2.1.2 update. Anyone know why ?

KAcuff2012 says:

Didn't see this on here but why the heck is the keyboard no longer silenced after this update? It makes no noise when the phone is on vibrate or mute, but it used to be silent when the ringer was on. WTF?

KAcuff2012 says:

OK I just answered my own question. The sound is turned off in the settings for the Samsung keyboard not the general phone settings that say they do the same thing. Figures....