strange icon in notification bar after kitkat update

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  1. waasp

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    Hi all,

    I own a Samsung galaxy note tablet, note 2 10.1, gt-n8010, and recently I updated it to the latest kitkat android (which I regret doing actually).

    So, after the update among all the changes in the UI I wondered what's that strange icon that appeared in the new notification bar. It looks like a cut from the icon of the photo gallery app but it's not accessible in any way, i.e. when I pull ghe bar it's gone. Also, when apps put their notifications they appear directly over that icon which is weird.

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    Does anybody know what's that icon and how to remove it?
     
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    Way too blurry to see what it is.
     
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    It does look too blurry to tell. Have you tried powering off then back on to see if it stays? We'll probably have a better idea if we could see it more clearly

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    Hi, thanks for taking the time to answer. I posted another screenshot with better visibility.
    I restarted but no change. Any other suggestions? I'm curious - is this some kind of bug or what?
     
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    Maybe you need to use a camera. It looks strangely like a Gallery icon I've seen before but can't tell.

    If you pull down the notification bar, what are you seeing there?
     
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    That is the stock Samsung gallery icon.
    Why it's there I do not know but perhaps look in your gallery settings and see if changing something makes it go away?

    Sent from my LG-D801 using Tapatalk
     
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    @mountainbiker mark - thanks for the suggestion but there is nothing substantial to change in the gallery app settings beside the user account...
     
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    It looks like a default Microsoft icon.. Like email perhaps.. Idk.
     
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