Teaching an old dog new Tricks: Galaxy Note (N7000) now Being Treated to Android 4.1.2
The device that started a phablet phenomenon is getting a new lease on life thanks to the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update. That’s right, I’m talking about the original Samsung Galaxy Note getting Jelly Bean!
If you’re still holding onto this behemoth, then you’re wrist is either ripped like the hulk or cramped like an old secretary. Either way, you’re going to get a fresh new set of features to play around with thanks to the kindness of Samsung.
It’s not everyday a device that’s over a year old gets an official chance at booting up the latest software, and while Android 4.1.2 isn’t exactly the latest software, it’s close enough.
The update has begun rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Note (N7000) users in the far East and Germany and will continue in phases throughout the world. Since not all carriers are alike, there’s no telling when your Note might see the update.
Once updated, Old Yeller will be fitted with goodies such as:
- Android 4.1.2 – Build JZO54K
- Project Butter
- Multi-View (can also be disabled)
- Page Buddy
- Notification Panel can now be customized
- New Additions in Notification Panel
- Smart Rotation
- New Samsung Keyboard
- Samsung’s Cloud services
- Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play Features
- New Widgets From the Galaxy S III
- 2 Home screen modes
- New Notifications bar
- Google Now
Nothing like a breath of fresh software to liven up an old device. Now you just have to wait for it to hit your Note (N7000) or show up via Kies.