Saturday, March 23, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note gets Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update in India

Galaxy Note users in India will be happy to note that Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for its first-generation smartphone-tablet hybrid.

Samsung started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the first generation Galaxy Note in India. The Galaxy Note GT-N7000 can be considered as the first successful 5-inch smartphone-tablet hybrid to hit store shelves, and define the phablet category, after the lacklustre performance of the Dell Streak.
The Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Note was rolled out in phases globally from February 2013 and is now available in India. Users can access the update either via OTA or connect their Samsung smartphones to their PC’s and update the OS via Samsung KIES desktop software.
The update will bring with it a slew of features to the Galaxy Note. The new features will include Android 4.1.2, better stability and responsiveness (thanks to Project Butter), Multi-View (Multi Windows Multitasking, same as in Note II), Page Buddy, Notification Panel can now be customized, New Additions in Notification Panel, Smart Rotation (Screen Display adjusts to your angle of sightings), Continuous 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 and of course, Google Now.
Under the hood, an ARM Cortex A9 dual-core 1.4GHz processor along with 1GB RAM power the Samsung Galaxy Note. It has a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. It bears 16GB built-in storage expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. It also houses an 8MP camera with 1080p HD videos and is powered by a 2500mAh battery.