The Samsung Galaxy Note comes into the market with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, but there are always minor updates available for the Android OS, with little tweaks and advancements. The latest update that we have seen officially for the Galaxy Note is the Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDKL1 OTA update that is available through the Software update section of the note, or the same can be done through the Samsung Kies software. Before this, it was the Gingerbread 2.3.5 for the Galaxy note, but now the 2.3.6 version has rolled out. As said in the update availability status, the new update is just to make the stability better and there are no other major changes that one might notice.
Whenever there is a new software update available for the Galaxy Note, you would see a notification in the note regarding the same, and this is possible only if you have set the option of checking for updates as On. Alternatively you need to follow these steps to update the software in the Samsung Galaxy Note:
- Open Settings > About the Phone (this is the last section in the settings area)
- In this, the first option would be Software Update. Click on that and it would open the few options along with the one for checking for new available software.
- You can check for any update available and then update the Galaxy Note to the latest software. For this, you need to be connected to the internet through a high speed connection, preferably Wi-Fi or 3G, because slower internet speeds would take quite a while to download the 17.3MB of software.
- Once the download of the available update is done, the installation process can be done at the same time or you could wait and do the same later on, as the downloaded update would be available later on too.
Once the update is done, the Galaxy Note reboots and it would prompt you about the new update installation success. If at all the installation process fails, it would let you know once the Note gets rebooted. For this update, you don’t need any active USB connection required as earlier, as you need to be connected to the internet through a fast speed Wi-Fi or 3G, and that is enough for the over-the-air update of the software of Galaxy Note. Here is a video tutorial which explains the same process: