First-gen Samsung Galaxy Note may soon get Jelly Bean

First-gen Samsung Galaxy Note may soon get Jelly Bean
Well, what do you know - Samsung might actually be working on a Jelly Bean update for the original Galaxy Note as we speak! Those sleepless Samsung fanatics of SamMobile have reported that they have obtained a leaked JB firmware for the Note, and they have the screenshots to prove it.

Although no release timing is known to us for this update, we're sure that it's very exciting for all Note users that it's coming. According to the source, Galaxy Note Jelly Bean update will bring Samsung's new Nature UX (which is great news considering that the old TouchWiz version was quite rough), the Air View feature (getting previews here and there just by pointing the stylus), Multi-Window view and surely some others, including Jelly Bean's signature features like Project Butter. Yummy!

And here's what this leaked JB firmware looks like on the Galaxy Note:

source: SamMobile

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  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
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1. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

my s22222222222222

20. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

ah finally some jelly bean sweet love for the phone that redefined smartphones!

2. mydi.maus unregistered

no jelly for note 2..

3. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

the note 2 comes with jellybean :|

18. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i think you not know much about cellphones

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Meanwhile in a parallel universe , Note 10.1 has recieved android 4.2

17. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

when dude? r u talking about the indian firmware that leaked that isn't even 20% jelly bean cause it only has its name as 4.1?

5. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

No real reason to upgrade to the Note 2 now. I can buy a used Note for ATT for like $200 off contract.

13. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I agree 100% with you @FranksGT... I'm sooooo happy that these special updates like Air View & Multi Window are coming to the Original Note... I was going to get the Note II but didn't because of the 16:9 ratio. I like the fat 16:10 ratio of the OG-Note, and hope that the Note III stays at 16:10... If the OG-Note doesn't receive any more update after this, I'm still happy and think my purchase was worth it... ;) Thanks Samsung.

16. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

+1000% Screw 16:9... seriously... it makes me want to kill a kitten! and I love cats...

22. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

I love everything about the Note II except for the 16:9 ratio. The OG Note deviated from the norm which is why everyone loved it.

14. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

lucky you!! cant do that because im stuck on stupid verizon :(

6. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

What for my S2?

7. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

My personal video review of this update for Note N7000 to 4.1.1 available here:

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Nice, just don't add the word official because this is a leak build

15. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

@ sorcio46 - Nice video mate, i watched all 8:31mins of it but was a little disappointed that you didn't mention/have the multi view. I even read all the comments, Okay the ones in spanish i didn't understand. But there is another video with jelly bean that does show a little more.

8. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

that UI is really smooth. UI really makes the lag in phones. Will love my Note even more.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

i was using CM10 with nimphitamin kernel, it was running at 1.8 it was much faster than JB4.1 .

10. angelesmec unregistered

Any news for the Jelly Bean update of the midrange Samsung Galaxy S Advance which is the same spec as the Galaxy S III Mini except only 256 MB less RAM at 768 MB..still waiting for the good news...

19. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Hopefully the update come before Christmas.

21. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

So is this for the International Note n7000 or for US sghI717? Will we get things like smart stay? Why 4.1 why not 4.2? From what I have read this update won't come to carriers til the new year. If only I could buy a Nexus Note that would be updated right away and not have to wait 9 months for the OEMs and carriers to update.

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