Verizon has approved not one, but two Jelly Bean updates today, with both the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 receiving their upgrades to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
In typical fashion, the carrier has confirmed the availability of both the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Jelly Bean updates through its software pages for both devices. The confirmation means that both tablets should be seeing the software rolling out Over-the-Air in the next few days.
Verizon typically rolls out its updates in phases which means that while some owners might be able to find the update through the About section today, others will likely be out of luck. That said, owners of both devices will want to head into their Settings to see the if the updates are available. If they are, there should be a prompt to download and install. And once that process is complete, the devices will be taken from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is going to be a huge upgrade for both the Verizon Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 as it features a number of improved features from Android 4.0.
The new software features a new smoother UI, Google Now, improved multitasking and widgets, and a whole lot more. In addition, both will also be getting some enhancements.
For the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, owners will see:
+ Sync & Connect email updates.
+ Movies purchased from the Google Play store can be viewed.
+ Backup Assistant & Media has been improved.
+ Google Security Patches added.
+ Faster and Smoother screen transitions.
+ Enhanced Google Maps.
+ Offline Google Maps.
+ Voice Typing Support.
+ Free Style Widget.
+ Automatic widget size adjustment.
And for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 owners, the following enhancements will be on board:
+ VPN Client has been moved to the Settings Menu.
+ Event list frame has been added to Calendar.
+ Google Security Patches added for additional security.
+ Zooming solution in the user interface has been implemented.
+ Translucent icons can now be non-translucent or opaque.
+ Sync and Connect email server has been updated.
+ Improvements have been made to Back Up Assistant Plus.
+ Music player application has been updated.
The approval comes just a few days after Sprint rolled out its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to its version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.