Samsung Galaxy Note 2 & Android 4 4: What’s New, Pt.2
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 & Android 4 4: What’s New, Pt.2


Hello everyone. Michael here with The Daily
Note. Welcome to part 2 of What’s New in Android 4.4 for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. If you
missed the first episode, make sure to check that out first because I pointed out some
important updates to multi-window. Today, let’s focus on the changes to the Samsung
keyboard, the lock screen, and the lock screen widgets. So let’s check it out.
Let’s first start by looking at Samsung keyboard. It has been updated with Galaxy Note 3 style
inputs for handwriting. And it works a little bit differently in the way that if you take
out the S Pen when the keyboard is already showing, it will now switch to the handwriting
mode automatically. Before, it would only show you the handwriting mode if you enabled
the keyboard after the S Pen was already out. Or if you enabled it manually.
Continuing on with the Samsung Keyboard, you will see that it now supports emoji characters.
Emoji is more than just emoticons. They have become adopted as a standard and are considered
more like characters on a keyboard. And if I’m not mistaken, the emoji icons here should
be the same for all android devices. Now here’s something interesting. A lot of
people have gotten the camera unlock on their lock screens. You can enable a camera icon
that you can swipe on the bottom right corner, which will open the camera directly from the
lockscreen. However, it’s missing from my update completely. Not a big deal since you
can add something like the Nexus Camera Widget which you can download from the Google Play
store and add it as a lock screen widget. And it works just as efficiently, maybe even
better. One change I found is this message here that
says swipe screen or say wake-up command to unlock. That’s a new message that I don’t
really need to see every time. Fortunately, you can remove it by going to Settings ->My
device ->Lock screen ->and uncheck Help Text.
One last thing about things related to the lockscreen and Android 4.4 is that you get
this new music widget. Unlike before where you had access to a music widget all the time
placed from the list of lockscreen widgets in this list, now you can only see it when
the stock music player app is playing music. When the music is paused it doesn’t appear.
I guess what they want you to do in this case is access your notification panel, and hit
resume from here. I guess it’s not too big of a deal.
I do want to mention that this music lock screen widget looks very similar to the lockscreen
widget found on the Galaxy Note 3, however, on the note 3, you can actually jump to different
parts of the track by long tapping on it. You can’t do this on my Note 2. Maybe that’s
one for the next update. One last thing to add to that is that this
widget also interacts with other music apps such as Google Play Music. It uses the same
widget which is interesting. I guess this explains why this lockscreen widget disappears
when you’re not playing music. It doesn’t know what music app you want to start music
with. So that’s it for today. Make sure to tune
in to the next part of what’s new in Android 4.4 for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I’ll post
that up as soon as possible. In the next day or two. I’m trying my best to get more videos
uploaded more regularly. Anyways, please like, share, and subscribe. And as always, thank
you for watching.

35 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy Note 2 & Android 4 4: What’s New, Pt.2”

  1. Benikaya says:

    why don't i get the update -.-

  2. Konalavajava says:

    Thanks Mike for all your help. Is anyone with Verizon getting a KitKat update for the Note 2 yet? I don't see it in over the air or on Verizon update assistant on my PC.

  3. KanishQ Quotes says:

    This music ๐ŸŽถ lock screen works with music apps like tune in radio and digitally imported

  4. steverl22 says:

    A step by step video on how to get this update would be great. I'm on At&T and the last update for my note 2 was 4.2.1 or 4.3.1…..all I know is now this note seems to take longer to open apps.

  5. Lemony Snicket says:

    I got the up date ota from sprint on Sunday in West Texas. Thanks for the tips.

  6. Andrew Smith says:

    Hello Michael. Thanks for all the videos. I have updated my note 10.1 2014 to kitkat 4.4.2 from 4.3 and have got the sd card write problem. Why have Samsung done this as it limits the use of the sd card as extra memory. I will update my faithfull Note 2 because of this.

  7. TheBamaTechGuy 251 says:

    Thanks for the info keep up the great work…

  8. Arthur78 says:

    I'm still on 4.1.2 the one that came out of the box. When I go to check for update it keeps saying I have the latest.

  9. DjJEeejay says:

    On the lock screen my camera icon was off by default. I went to settings. Lock screen. then shortcuts and chose camera.

  10. Lawrene Basco says:

    Hello.michael. can you give me tips on how to boost up.my note 2? It's not as smooth as before ๐Ÿ™

  11. Lawrene Basco says:

    Hello.michael can you give me tips on how to boost my note 2? It's not as smooth as before ๐Ÿ™

  12. Lawrene Basco says:

    Hello.michael can you give me tips on how to boost my note 2? It's not as smooth as before ๐Ÿ™

  13. Rachel T says:

    But for my note 2 I jump to other parts of the song at my lockscreen just the way you did with the note 3

  14. Rachel T says:

    But for my note 2 I jump to other parts of the song at my lockscreen just the way you did with the note 3

  15. Xavier Nicolai says:

    If you dont have the camera Icon on the lock screen, thats maybe because of the missing Sim card! Instead of that you just got this amazing "Emergency call" button
    Keep doing your videos they are awesome! Unfortunately I'm still waiting for the update because of the Carrier ๐Ÿ˜ค though it's in France that it started rolling out… ๏ปฟ

  16. Kenny says:

    That lockscreen widget is also applied to Pandora. It's a nice new look.

  17. Animaliverse says:

    On my Galaxy note 2, I can skip anywhere in the music widget on lockscreen. Seems that yours didn't receive this functionality

  18. Animaliverse says:

    On my Galaxy note 2, I can skip anywhere in the music widget on lockscreen. Seems that yours didn't receive this functionality

  19. Masroor Mirza says:

    The lockscreen widget while music is playing has the option to switch between track times. Just tap and hold the track name and in a while it show the track times. Hold finger exactly on track name.

  20. Vaughn August says:

    In order to have the camera shortcut, just select camera on the shortcuts menu under Lockscreen tab.

  21. Matt Dixon says:

    new Android 4.4.2 update for my Note 2 N7100 sucks, Samsung always release a half-bake firmware and software for their consumer.

  22. Moe 3l3ali says:

    actually i can jump into different parts of the track on my note 2ย 
    i downloaded the firmware from sammobile and flashed it manually

  23. pav533 says:

    I'm in the UK and still no update either ๐Ÿ™

  24. Mohammed El-Gwely says:

    Hey Michael … you can jump to any part of the song just like the note 3 but you should press and hold under the pause button not above it ๐Ÿ˜‰ btw KitKat update didn't hit my international version yet ,but I downloaded it manually ๐Ÿ˜€

  25. Dashmeet singh says:

    You can fast forward a song. By continously pressing on the next song button, it will give u a fast forwarding bar same as in galaxy note 3.

  26. Vrian Lim says:

    Why didn't I get the lockscreen update for the music app and for spotify. Did I miss something?

  27. Xavier Nicolai says:

    Hello Michael from the Dayli Note ! I just received my update
    Something kinda bother me. As I start taping a message in the stock app and I insert an emoji, it automatically turns into a Mms therefore I need to use data
    so I switched for Hangouts but the app isn't that good
    Do you have a nifty trick or something ? Thanks๏ปฟ

  28. nr3rful says:

    I do not want the handwriting mode to come up with pen. I use the keyboard all the time. Can that be disabled and come up with the keyboard as before?

  29. Asad Yousaf says:

    We can also jump to any part of song from the full album art just like the note3

  30. SourStrawberrys says:

    I actually like the lock screen before. I like that we can pause Pandora songs without unlocking but i hate that you can choose a song that you have on your phone without locking like before.

  31. SourStrawberrys says:

    That camera on lock screen is missing f from my update as well. But I don't want to download a widget just for that.

  32. SourStrawberrys says:

    I don't have that turn off help text option. But you can skip through song in the music lock screen.

  33. Mark Brown says:

    hi micheal I need help my lock on my note 2 is set to password and i cannot get back to swipe or any other. I have tried everything. i do not have a email account only google live and gmail. My clear credentials is not available do you have any advice thanks.

  34. Ryze HD says:

    When this update is going to be available for all T-Mobile Note 2 Phones? (SGH-T889)

  35. Hadija Makenz says:

    how can i get emoj in my samsung note 2

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