Samsung has worked quite diligently to bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on a wide range of devices, from top-of-the-range handsets such as the Galaxy S3, to older gadgets like the Galaxy S2 and the original Note.
There’s still some work (and waiting) to be done so we’re not there quite yet, but the good news is that US owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 are now reporting that Jelly Bean has arrived on their tablets. More details after the break.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)
Back in September, it has been confirmed that Android 4.1 will arrive on the aforementioned tablets, sometime in the near future, but no exact roll-out date had been announced at that time. In the meantime we’ve been happy to report that the Tab 2 7.0 has made the jump to Jelly Bean back in November (in France), and a few weeks later UK owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 have also been pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the newer Android OS iteration.
Now it’s time for those of you from the US to rejoice, as the Jelly Bean update is now available on both tablets, through KIES and over-the-air. In case you haven’t received the notification just yet, make sure you head down to Settings > About device > Software updates and see whether or not the files are waiting for you.
As for what you can expect from the new OS, no changelog has been published so far but you can at least expect to benefit from new features such as Project Butter, Google Now, enhanced notifications and a noticeable boost in performance. There’s more where that came from however, so feel free to drop us a line and let us know if you’ve received the update, and what’s the new feature that you enjoy the most.
Thanks Android Police for the heads-up regarding the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 Jelly Bean release.