Today, a software update began rolling out for the Galaxy Note in Germany. The primary changes are cosmetic, it seems, to bring the phone more in line with the look and feel of the Galaxy Note II. The menu interface has been updated to be more consistent, and Samsung has also added a brand new Gallery that looks fantastic.

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The gallery has some impressive new UI flair. How practical it is remains to be seen, but it sure looks nice. It's also unclear if the features demoed at Samsung's recent Unpacked event will make an appearance. It seems it would certainly be possible. We don't imagine that "flipping" an image over to write notes on the back is all that processor intensive, so maybe Sammy will be generous and port the feature to the old device. If not, though, you still have some sweet new eye candy to look at.

No word yet on when (if) this update will land outside of Germany. If you're in the country, however, you can download the update via Kies, or wait for the OTA.

Source: Sammobile

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  • Postal Jim

    Looks like an iPhone, right? SMH. Sure Cupertino will launch another attack soon.....

    • ilost

      I hope u are joking :)

      • Postal Jim

        Tongue firmly in cheek.......

  • Tommy Thompson

    So it was more of a Touchwiz update to the newest?

  • joker159

    iphone seems like a joke or a toy when we see this s3 :) ans sTab

  • Chris

    Lmao the windows error messages in the screenshots are needed. Ha ha ha.

  • spydie

    but it's still running ICS

  • cyleo

    The screenshots are dutch, not German ;)
    Source: I'm Dutch (not high)

    • PeterIsemann

      Yeah, that's not German, that's Dutch. Me German :-)

  • Taylor Bourne

    Just got the update in the uk TW looks really nice and galery looks nice too oh and btw im in the UK

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502378604 Remy Basi

    Anyone know when this update will be out for the i717 version??

  • Gaurang Arora

    Also got an update in India. Does this mean no JB?