Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.1.2, JellyBean Update Now Available for Verizon

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
May 3, 2013|9:01 am

The Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.1.2, JellyBean update is now available for Verizon users.

The carrier officially rolled out the update earlier this week. It brings some software fixes and additions and can be accessed from the smartphone's settings menu.

In terms of size, it is 246.5MB and will take around 10 minutes to fully download and install. XDA-developers should be able to provide users with more instructions on how to properly install it.

One new feature that comes with the update is called Samsung Smart Switch. It allows users to easily transfer important data from on device to another.

The new update allows users to download ringback tones and images. It also fixes syncing issues, improves alarm clock options, security patches, and removes Zappos. Verizon's changelog features the full list of additions and improvements to the Galaxy Note 2.

Android 4.1, JellyBean is on its way to becoming the most popular build of the software, according to recent data. This version recently overtook Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich's position as the second most used Android build as it is being used on 28 percent of all devices.

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The most used version of Android is still Gingerbread, which is present on 38.4 percent of all devices. As updates continue to roll out, and new devices are released, the number of Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich users will continue to shrink, and JellyBean should become the most used version in the coming months.

Google is also expected to unveil the new Android 4.3, JellyBean software at this year's Google I/O. The company has already been testing the software as it has been spotted in logs and websites.

 

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