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Android 4.3 hits the Galaxy S3 & Note 2 across Canada


While Google has just released Android 4.4.1 for the Newest Nexus device the Nexus 5 Samsung is playing catch up with its 2012 devices. The Galaxy S3 & Galaxy Note 2 here in Canada are presently receiving their 4.3 updates which bring along a list of new features, UI enhancements, Notification improvements, performance improvements & more including a very important improvement which is battery life.

The update is hitting both of these devices on all carriers across Canada right now so if you haven’t received notice on your device head to the Settings – About Phone  & hit that Software update icon to take advantage ASAP.

Improvements to the Galaxy S3 seem to be all good right now from our test device & the best Improvement so far seems to be battery life as our test device has made it through a full day of use which it couldn’t come close prior to this 4.3 update.

Will bring you more on this update as we have a little more time with the S3. Let us know anything good or bad you’ve noticed on either the S3 or Note 2 after receiving this 4.3 update we’d love to hear from you.

Multi Window finally hitting Note 2 with update on Wind, Videotron & Mobilicity


If you have the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on Wind Mobile, Videotron or Mobilicity you might want to check your device for an update today. Samsung has announced on their FB Page that Android OS 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is finally being pushed out to Note 2 users with those carrier branded models. This brings Multi Window & a couple other small upgrades. Check your device by going to  Settings РAbout device РSoftware update РUpdate.

Let us know what you think of this most recent update for your model in the comments below.


New Update available for carrier branded Galaxy Note 2


Samsung announced today that indeed they have begun rolling out the 4.1.2 update to Galaxy Note 2 in North America.
With it comes a bunch of new features & optimizations to the Note 2. Most notable is the multi Window feature that until now has been absent from the carrier version of the device.
Below is a list of more of the features you can expect in the update.

Android 4.1.2 new features:


-New Additions in Notifcation 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 Then Before

-Status Bar has been changed from Grey to Black

-Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)

-New Ink Effect On Lockscreen

-New Group Cast Application

Check your Note 2 for the update, try it out & let us know what you think in the comments below. Was it worth the wait for multi Window?


Multi Window coming to carrier branded Note 2


Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 carrier branded models will begin to get the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update starting Wednesday of this week, according to Samsung.
With it comes the long awaited Multi Window feature that everyone has been waiting for in North America. There’s also a Couple more goodies & stability upgrades but nothing too exciting.


Galaxy Note 2 update – battery issues & possible fix


Ppl around the Web have been experiencing battery issues yet again after an update with a device. This time it seems to be the Galaxy Note 2 4.1.2 update build N7100XXDLL7.

I’ve updated my Note 2 to this build a couple weeks ago & have experienced no issues & have slightly better battery life.
Thing is though that I updated like I always do & have never ever experienced any battery issues with any Android device, even when reports are flooding in about said issues.
Below I’ll layout what I do, & this might help you not experience battery issues after an update again.

– Always install the update while the device is fully charged

– Always have the device plugged in when you install the update

– If you accidentally install the update when the battery isn’t fully charged & plugged in then back up your info & do a factory reset
** Keep in mind apps & anything else not backed up will be deleted & need to be installed again after the reset **

– when you do a factory reset make sure that you follow the first 2 points & do so on a fully charged device & while the device is plugged in.

So if your experiencing battery life issues on the Galaxy Note 2 or any Android device after an update try these tips & let us know if it helps in the comments below.
Keep in mind this is just from personal experience.


Multi Window coming to Canadian Galaxy Note 2’s with 4.1.2 update.


Samsung Canada reported yesterday that owners of the Galaxy Note 2 carrier models can expect a new update to Android 4.1.2 JB real soon.

This update brings the long waited for Multi Window feature those of us with the International model have been enjoying for months now. A few other features & optimizations should also be included.
More to come upon release.

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