Finally, after many weeks of waiting, the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update has arrived with it seemingly becoming available, rather quietly, through Samsung Kies today.
Just a short time ago, we reported that the update seemed destined for an arrival in May. Rogers, a Canadian carrier, suggested that its update would be coming this month and AT&T, in the past, has seen its Samsung Android updates lineup with Rogers’ updates. Turns out, AT&T actually has beaten Rogers to the punch as the AT&T Galaxy Note Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is indeed available to owners looking to jump from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Samsung has posted the update (for some it may say Page Not Found, we believe this to be because Samsung is propagating the site) to its website which means that owners should be able to upgrade their device through Samsung Kies. Samsung Kies requires owners to plug their device into the PC in order to upgrade. AT&T says that the update is rolling out starting tomorrow, May 3rd, but we’ve heard of people already pulling it through Kies. So it’s definitely worth a try today.
At the very least, the update should be available through Samsung Kies for all users willing to go through the process. It’s possible that it may wind up being the only process that enables Android 4.1 to replace Android 4.0.
The arrival comes shortly after we pegged the update for May and it comes several months after the international Galaxy Note received its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.
On board this new software will be a host of new features for Galaxy Note owners, breathing new life into a device that is just over a year old now. Included will be the features of Jelly Bean, including a smoother UI, improved Google core applications, and better multitasking and widgets and owners should also be upgraded with some other big time features from the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
This has been a long wait for AT&T owners and finally, the wait is over. Now, attention will be turned to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, an update that is supposedly going to be coming to the original Galaxy Note at some point down the road.