Over the last few weeks we have seen the Samsung Galaxy S3 being treated to the Android Jelly Bean update, and the latest one has brought features to the handset that were previously only found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Now though the handset that started the craze for the phablet device the Galaxy Note has been promised by Samsung to receive the Premium Suite of goodies via the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update once it is released.
Back at the end of November an unofficial version of the Android Jelly Bean software was leaked for the Samsung Galaxy Note raising hopes of an imminent release, but earlier this month reports suggested the firmware update wouldn’t be arriving until January at the earliest. Now though ahead of the software’s release Samsung has confirmed what the Jelly Bean update will bring to the handset when it arrives.
Once released owners of the Galaxy Note can look forward to the Premium Suite that Galaxy S3 owners have recently been enjoying once receiving the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update. Obviously the company hasn’t yet revealed an exact date for the software to be released, and then owners have to deal with certain carriers pushing the new software out to end users.
The Premium Suite update includes the excellent Samsung Multi-Window feature that allows users to run two applications at the same time on the display, which is ideal on the larger sized screen the original Note has. Also coming in the update will be the S Planner handwriting feature as well as enhancements to the S Note, which will be welcomed to those that use the S Pen a great deal.
Away from the Premium Suite update there will be a number of new features contained in the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean firmware, which includes features such as Google Now along with a smoother and quicker user experience compared to the Android Ice Cream Sandwich UI.
Hopefully this news is an indication that Samsung is almost ready to release the new software so at least owners of unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note can have something else to celebrate come the New Year.
This may also mean that the company’s other flagship smartphone of 2011, the Galaxy S2, will also soon be enjoying the delights of the Jelly Bean operating system that will see both handsets given a new lease of life. Are you looking forward to Jelly Bean on your Galaxy Note?