The Samsung Galaxy Note II had a leaked Android 4.1.2 build a while ago, and now the official update is rolling out to some people internationally. Though the change from 4.1.1 to 4.1.2 isn’t big, Samsung made it even better with a bunch of new features. The one that is most useless but most awesome is the new ink effect. As you probably know, touching the lockscreen causes water ripples. With this update, if you touch the lockscreen with the S Pen, you get ink dispersing through the water. You can also change the color of the ink. It’s a nice touch. Another change in the looks department is the switch from a gray status bar (always reminding me of the Android 2.1 days of TouchWiz) to a black one.
There is also something very useful: customizable notification toggles. Through a menu, you can enable and disable toggles and rearrange them to your hearts content. You can also remove the big brightness slider if you wish. We won’t judge. They’ve also added a Multi-Window toggle, which is very useful. They threw in a new app called Group Cast for sharing media with other Sammy devices, and improved web browser performance. And for all you Swype lovers, the keyboard now has continuous input.
It’s a fantastic update, you should be very excited. SamMobile says that it’s currently rolling out in Poland and Sweden. It should roll out to others soon enough. Samsung has really been on a roll with updates, rolling 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 out to so many devices. 4.2 is next, and we can’t wait to see what clever things they decide to do with it. So are you getting the update? Tell us in the comments!