Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.1.2, JellyBean Software Update Now Available

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By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
June 18, 2013|2:29 pm

A Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.1.2, JellyBean software update is now available for the smartphone-tablet hybrid.

It does not bring the device up to Android 4.2.2, but instead functions as a stability update that fixes issues with battery drain, bugs and other small problems. The next Android build upgrade for the device is expected to be released sometime during the third quarter.

The update can currently be accessed in most European countries OTA (over-the-air) or through Samsung KIES.

The Android 4.2.2, JellyBean update for the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 is experiencing delays.

"Samsung delayed 4.2.2 for Note 2 and S3," tweeted out SamMobile yesterday. "Reason new TW for S3 and Note 2."

The site is apparently blaming the new Touch Wiz UI for the delay. This news has not been confirmed by Samsung at this time; however, SamMobile frequently reports accurate information regarding the company and its products.

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The Samsung Galaxy S2 Android 4.1.2, JellyBean update finally began rolling out for AT&T users this week.

The update, which was released for the Skyrocket variant a few months back, is now available for the SGH-I777 model. This same device received Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich about one year ago.

Galaxy S2 users can update their devices using Samsung KIES software. The update will bump the smartphone's software up to the Android 4.1.2, JellyBean build. It will bring some new features to the Galaxy S2 including Google Now, updated notifications and improved performance.

The Galaxy S2 was released by Samsung in 2011, and solidified the company as a valid iPhone competitor. The device's successor, the Galaxy S3, debuted running Ice Cream Sandwich and now uses the latest build of JellyBean. The Galaxy S4 came with JellyBean out of the box.

 

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