We know a lot of people have been waiting for this day for a long time. We’ve gotten quite a few comments and messages about the original Samsung Galaxy Note. Well today is the day that AT&T updates their Note to Jelly Bean 4.1.2. However, just like with many Jelly Bean updates for Samsung devices, it’s a lot more than people expect. It isn’t just a bump in Android version and a smack on the butt to skedaddle, it’s a whole new ROM and a while new experience.
This update brings your Android version to a fairly current 4.1.2, which includes many nice improvements. You get Project Butter, which will make your device far smoother. Then you get the amazing Google Now. But the update also contains the new Nature UX that the Galaxy Note II has, along with many of its features. You’ll find the legendary multi-view on your device after the update, allowing for true multitasking. Here are some other features:
- Android 4.1.2 – Build JZO54K
- Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter)
- Multi-View (Multi Windows Multitasking, same as in Note II)
- Multi-View can also be disabled
- Page Buddy
- Notification Panel can now be customized
- New Additions in Notification Panel
- Smart Rotation (Screen Display adjusts to your angle of sightings)
- Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
- Samsung’s Cloud services
- Features like Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play
- New Widgets From the Galaxy S III
- 2 Home screen modes
- New Notifications bar
- Google Now
The update should be available soon through Kies, and will probably not be available through OTA
(though we don’t know that yet). Hopefully AT&T will put up an official page for this update, but for now, try Kies. Tell us if you get the update!
Update: AT&T has posted an official page about the update, and it starts rolling out through Kies on May 3rd. There will be no OTA. Strangely, they didn’t mention multi-view, so we hope they didn’t rip it out.