Samsung Galaxy Note now being updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy Note now being updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
And the latest smartphone to get some Jelly Bean love is the Samsung Galaxy Note – the international model of the device, to be more specific, bearing the model number GT-N7000. The update brings the handset's Android version to 4.1.2 and introduces a whole bunch of welcome improvements.

One of them is the Nature UX interface, which is now present instead of the old TouchWiz UI. In other words, the Samsung Galaxy Note will get features like Direct Call, Smart Stay, Multi-view and Pop-up Play with the new update. Also, the notification bar has been given an overhaul and comes with more toggle switches. Of course, goodies like Google Now and Project Butter are on board. 

In case your Samsung Galaxy Note has not yet received its dose of Android 4.1.2, you'll just have to be patient. Software update roll out in stages and require some time before they reach everyone. Currently, Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Note is only live in Hong Kong and Taiwan, but other parts of the world should follow soon. Carrier-branded Samsung Galaxy Note models, however, might take a bit longer to get the update.

Related phones

  • Display 5.3" 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(13.50h 3G talk time)



1. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

nice.. even the note owner don't have to be jealous with the note 2 owner.. lol.. great job sammy.. keep the update up.. :)

7. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i think(may b) its last update for note1 while note 2 ll get KLP A5.0

11. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

but at least give it up till 4.2.. :D


Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Way 2 go Samsung.

3. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

My AT&T GNote will be updated in 3-999 months.... that is if we are following AT&T's crappy history... not to mention loaded to the brim with crapware

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Wow, this phone got a 7 from PA and ppl. accuse them of being Samsung fanboys? :)

5. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

What happened is tha phonearena never expected to see the N7000 running jellybean 4.1.2 They tought the most this could be upgraded was to 4.0.4 I can bet a beer to anyone, that if Phonearena rates this phone again at least it would have a better rating that the lousy 7. Never spit in the air because surely your own spit will fall in your face.. Good job sammy.

6. kingcombo78

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 31, 2012

got to note cant wait to get it...update

8. champ_vl

Posts: 44; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

I have the internation Note but I haven't recieved the update, also if I try to manually update it from the Phone Settings or Kies, it doesn't do anything. Are you guys having the same problem?

15. WWThinker

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I happen to be passing by HK on Feb19. After I started Kies on the notebook, hooking up the N7000 to the notebook PC immediately popped a message "new firmware to be updated". The new UI is much more pleasant than the old one. But, the UI still stalled. Because of the "interpreter nature" and the missing Sensor Library, Android 4.1.2 will always studder when compared to the version of iOS and WP8 of the same grade.

9. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

10. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Sweet. Hopefully my fiance's Note 1 on AT&T will get this.

12. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

NIce. I plugged my galaxy note into samsung kies and the update is there. However, my phone wasn't fully charged so it told me to charge it first. I'm gonna try it later.

13. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

I did the update and i can say that it is great. The phone now performs alot faster than before. The new touchwiz is also great. Samsung did an excellent job with this update.

14. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

I live in Indonesia, my friend has this unlocked version but still haven't got the update. Ah I can't wait..

16. noormd1236

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

i live in pakistan .....when it comes to pakistan have u any idea

17. noormd1236

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

i live in pakistan when the update will come to pakistan please if any one have any idea please tell me

18. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

Not sure when it will come to pakistan but i got it the same day it was announced back in february and i live in the us. Just plug your phone into kies ever so often and check. You should've gotten it by now.

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