Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) are Jelly Beaned

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) are Jelly Beaned
Nothing like an update to make the weekend feel all warm and fuzzy. And the recipients of Android 4.1.2 in this case are a pair of tablets that are wearing the colors of the nation's largest carrier, Verizon. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). Right off the bat we can tell you that both tablets will now have some great features in Project Butter, Google Now and the enhanced notifications page. Project Butter, as you probably know, makes your Android tablet lag-free. Google Now sends you information you need (traffic for your daily commute, sports scores so you can see that the Miami Heat have won 50 straight games, and the weather so you know whether you should carry an umbrella), when you need it. And the notifications page now allows you to go to a notification and take action directly from it without having to go to, say, the dialer.

Each tablet also received their own set of new features. For example, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) now has Lock Screen icons. And speaking of icons, the translucent ones can now be made non-translucent or opaque. The UI now has a zooming system and security patches have been added for your protection.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) will be updated with Pop Up Play which allows you to move a video all over the screen so you can multitask while watching YouTube. All Share lets you wirelessly transfer files from your home PC to your phone and/or tablet through a Wi-Fi or 4G LTE connection. An access point to the app tray is now on the tablet along with some other new softkey updates and Group Cast lets you share pictures, music and video. Mini Apps is a new feature for this tablet that lets you access certain apps from a bottom tray on the main screen. Apps included are the Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Email, Music Player, Task Manager and World Clock. Lastly, the user of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) now has a choice of selecting from the regular QWERTY or a floating keyboard that you can position on the screen.

The updates are OTA, so you can patiently wait for the notification to hit your device. If you want to try to coax it out yourself, you can always try Settings -> About device -> System updates. The non-branded model has already received the update with no problems, so this should all go down without a hitch.

source: Verizon (1), (2) via AndroidAuthority


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Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1)
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 7000 mAh
GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) LTE
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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2 Comments

1. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

yeah. more development for my tab 2

2. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Cool, they should update the Tab 10.1 because it's basically the same thing.

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