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Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 & Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Jelly Bean Updates Arrive in US



The long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Jelly Bean update has finally found its way to the United States, after starting to roll out last year, and it looks like the update has been accompanied by the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Jelly Bean update in the U.S. as well.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Jelly Bean Update Starts Rolling Out.

While the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Jelly Bean update started roll out at the beginning of December, owners in the United States still were without the update. That is, until a few short days ago when the update became available through the device Settings and through Samsung Kies. That means that owners can either head into the About section of the Settings and Check for an update, or, install Samsung Kies and get the software upgrade through a PC.


The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 & Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Jelly Bean updates have arrived in the U.S.

Fortunately, it looks like owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 are also the beneficiaries of Samsung’s kindness as the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Jelly Bean update has started to hit owners in the U.S. as well. Those who own one of these smaller Galaxy Tab devices will want to head into the Tab’s device Settings to Check for an update. Samsung Kies should also work as well.

Users of both devices should set aside some time to download and install the software. Once the installation process is done, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean will be the on-board operating system on both the Galaxy Tab 10.1 2 and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 2. It’s a huge upgrade over Android 4.0 ICS and brings a host of useful features and improvements to both of the tablets.

Many of them can be seen in the video below.

Both updates have been a long-time coming for owners of both Wi-Fi versions of these devices as we have known for several months now that they would be getting the software at some point down the road. Owners of the cellular models are likely going to have to wait for awhile while carriers get their act together. U.S. carriers are typically slow moving to these updates so it could be awhile before owners see Jelly Bean.



  1. Rick

    01/14/2013 at 8:06 pm

    The update is really bad on my Galaxy Tab 2 7.0″. Why would they make it so the icons on the bottom are hidden when an app is open? That makes no sense at all. Why would they move the notification bar to the top with such small icons? Where did the screen capture button go? I think programmers should quit trying out things they think are cool and just leave well enough alon.

  2. chinedun

    01/15/2013 at 5:36 am

    What about in Africa when ‘re we getting the update, especially the Nigeria user.

  3. dylan555

    01/15/2013 at 8:36 am

    In some ways the update is great. But the notification bar sucks, the font it too small and the battery meter is gone from it. I would have liked to see the notifications take the entire width of the screen instead of a portion of it.

    Also, when you relaunch for the first time it strips all your screens/organization away. The apps are all there, but you have to replace them.

  4. Jose

    01/16/2013 at 9:40 pm

    Screen capture can be done by pressing the volume down and power button at the same time for 2 or 3 seconds.

  5. cassandraanaiev

    01/17/2013 at 8:20 pm

    Why they move the screen capture button? Grr it was so simple before now its a hassle.

  6. Peter

    01/18/2013 at 7:53 am

    Slightly confused as i had this update on my Galaxy Tab in Nov/Dec last year. And I’m in the UK.

    Android Version 4.1.1

  7. Rudy Garrido

    03/22/2013 at 12:04 am

    Do you know if the 4.1.2 resolved the issue with not being able to put apps on the sd card?? I rooted my device just for that and i want to know if i can update but still be able to put my apps on my sd card. Thank you.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 ::: Android Version 4.1.1

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