Samsung Galaxy Note Jelly Bean Update Could Deliver Killer Note 2 Feature
The Samsung Galaxy Note Jelly Bean update, still without any kind of a specific release date, could come be coming in Android 4.1.2 form with a host of new features including the TouchWiz Nature UX and multi-screen multitasking.
According to SamMobile, Samsung is currently testing the Samsung Galaxy Note Jelly Bean update, dubbed N7000XXLS3, that includes the split screen mulittasking feature that’s found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The feature allows users to open up one app on one side of the screen, for example the browser, while having another app open, like Facebook, on the other.
A leaked video also seems to suggest that Samsung will be adding the TouchWiz Nature UX to the Galaxy Note though that remains less certain than the new multitasking functionality. The video can be seen below.
Neither feature has been confirmed by Samsung and that means that there is still a possibility that neither will make it through with the next update. Keep in mind, the Galaxy S3 will likely get the new multitasking so it would be a little odd to see the Galaxy Note left behind.
The site also claims that another version, dubbed N7000XXLS3, is currently available to Galaxy Note owners though it’s apparently from October 9th which means that it’s old and probably not worth flashing at this point.
Samsung has said that the Galaxy Note Jelly Bean update would be coming out soon, possibly as soon as the fourth quarter of 2012. Of course, that doesn’t mean that all Galaxy Note owners will see the update this year. Samsung has yet to announce any Jelly Bean timeline for the AT&T Galaxy Note which means that it could be awhile before the device sees the software update.
The company looks like it may update the device first with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean instead of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the latest version of the software and if true, that could mean that Android 4.2 won’t arrive until next year.