The Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, which started back in February, has rolled out to more users today specifically to owners of the Galaxy Note, model number SHV-E160S, in Korea.
In the middle of February, Samsung finally started the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note Jelly Bean roll out, a roll out that had been promised to owners all the way back in August of last year when Samsung took the stage to announce the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. On stage, the company said that the Galaxy Note would be getting Android 4.1 soon. However soon turned into a several month wait which ended last month.
Last month, Samsung rolled out the Galaxy Note Android 4.1 update for the first time, hitting owners of the international version of the device. Now, finally, the roll out has touched even more users.
It appears that, according to SamMobile, that owners of the Korean version of the Samsung Galaxy Note, model number SHV-E160S, have begun receiving their upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The update is in line with the international version of the Galaxy Note Jelly Bean upgrade and brings owners up to speed with many of the features found on the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3.
In addition to the features that come with Android 4.1 such as a smoother UI, Google Now and improved notifications and widgets, owners of the original Galaxy Note are getting Multi-View which allows owners to split the display up to run two separate apps, a better Samsung keyboard, Pop Up Play and a whole lot more.
Those who wish to update their SHV-E160S Galaxy Note can do so Over-the-Air or through Samsung’s update software, Samsung Kies. We recommend the OTA if it’s available given issues that can arise with Kies.
As for the rest of the world, specifically the United States, the update remains out of reach. It’s unclear just when AT&T might be upgrading its Galaxy Note but as we saw with the Android 4.0 update, it took several months after the initial roll out for the software to arrive.