After months of speculation and agonizing wait, Galaxy Note 2 owners on T-Mobile have finally received the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update. That’s right, Android 4.3 for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 is rolling out right now. The update has already been released for a number of other Samsung smartphones on rival U.S. carriers, T-Mobile has been slightly late in rolling it out, the update didn’t come out on the day that was mentioned on the leaked release schedule.
Apart from changes to the TouchWiz user interface and a few visual enhancements, Android 4.3 for Galaxy Note 2 brings support for Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. It also brings the improvements that are part and parcel of Android 4.3. The update weighs in at just over 615MB, so you might want to be connected to a strong Wi-Fi connection prior to downloading it. Due to the fact that T-Mobile is rolling out the update in stages, it might take some time before it ultimately pops up in your area. Other methods of downloading the update include manually refreshing the update menu in settings app or hooking up the Galaxy Note 2 to the computer and initiating the update through Samsung Kies software. With Android 4.3 Jelly Bean finally out of the way, subscribers can now settle down and wait for Android 4.4 KitKat to drop sometime next year.
The hype around wearable devices has considerably increased in 2013, and we saw quite a few products being released this year which catered to consumers who are more than willing to start using these devices. Apart from a few smartwatches, we also saw Google ramp up the production of its smart glasses, the Google Glass. With the wearable trend catching on, and more exciting things bound to come in 2014, its about time that the general public was made aware of the truly praiseworthy creations that otherwise might not have gained much popularity. The first app review website for these devices today released the results of the First Wearable App Awards.
The folks at Wearable App Review has reviewed over 150 apps on eight wearable devices so far in 2013, devices include Google Glass, smartwatches from Samsung, Sony and Pebble, the Jawbone UP, Fitbit Flex, LUMOback and Misfit Shine. Word Lens, an augmented reality translation app for Google Glass, ranks first, trailed by Music Boss for Pebble smartwatch in second place. The app lets users control any Android music app through their Pebble. Watch Styler for Samsung Galaxy Gear came in third, it lets users design and create their own watches for the device. Watcher – Smartphone Camera for the Sony Smartwatch is next, it provides remote access to the smartphone’s camera through the Sony Smartwatch. Filling up the last three spots are the IFTTT and MapMyRun apps for Jawbone and Fitbit respectively.