Samsung Galaxy Note Jelly Bean Update Roll Out Looking Good

The Samsung Galaxy Note will apparently be getting the upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

In addition to confirming the Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update, SamMobile also confirmed the update for Samsung’s original 5.3-inch phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note.

The Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update was rumored to be coming out in Q4 and today’s news does nothing to dispute that. It appears that the testing for the Galaxy Note Jelly Bean update went well and Samsung, at least at the moment, plans to roll the update out to Galaxy Note owners.

Keep in mind, this will likely be for the international version of the device. The AT&T and T-Mobile models will likely be getting their updates after the international version, and if the Ice Cream Sandwich roll out for the AT&T Galaxy Note was any indication, it could be months after.

The Galaxy Note Jelly Bean update has apparently been approved.

If true, that means AT&T Galaxy Note owners might be looking at an update in 2013.

Also complicating things is the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Note, which has a bigger display than most devices and touts stylus-support, is likely much trickier to upgrade than normal smartphones. That could also be a reason for a longer wait to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

At the moment though, Q4, which includes October, November and December appears to be what Samsung is shooting for with the Galaxy Note.

As of yet, a specific date isn’t yet on the surface.

The Galaxy Note joins both the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S II as likely candidates for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Samsung remains mum on specific devices that will be graced with the update though these devices look to be among the first batch.

It’s possible that we might hear more once Samsung announces the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on August 29th. In fact, that very day is the day that the company is rumored to be rolling out the Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.1 update. No confirmation yet but it remains a possibility.


  1. wevenhuis

    08/18/2012 at 6:34 am

    Still waiting for my ICS update on my Galaxy Note I. Certainly then not waiting for jelly bean, if the first is still not promised by samsung.


    • Jon

      08/18/2012 at 2:13 pm

      You have to get it with Kies. There is no and never will be an OTA update to ICS for the Note.


      • Inled1982

        08/18/2012 at 4:00 pm

        I did ota for my note to ics didn’t need kies at all, just go to settings, about phone, check for update it came through took about 20 mi utes to upload


        • laollis

          08/20/2012 at 7:46 am

          You did not get ota update for note. Liar!


          • Quinn

            08/20/2012 at 8:49 am

            Bell Canada did an OTA to ICS for the Note a few weeks ago. Rather than calling people liars, maybe do some research.

          • laollis

            08/20/2012 at 9:00 am

            I did do research and no one got ICS ota to the note….they had to use kies.

          • imshu

            08/23/2012 at 4:52 am

            i got ics on note ota

          • hermandous

            08/30/2012 at 12:22 pm

            I definitely got the ICS OTA update on Bell Canada. Not sure if other carriers did this.

    • Terrence

      08/24/2012 at 2:44 pm

      ics is out yu can get it by goin downloading samsung kies


    • kitty

      08/29/2012 at 12:20 pm

      go and update your note there it is very easy


    • elle

      09/22/2012 at 4:24 pm

      I bought a Note although i know the note II will be released soon. However it came with ics. Jellybean will be released in Oct.


  2. cross

    08/21/2012 at 6:08 am

    I recevied an OTA update from Rogers for my galaxy note, it was done through settings, about phone check for update.
    Worked great!


  3. Darceman

    08/24/2012 at 5:31 pm

    I got mine OTA on Rogers through the phone also…Took less than 20 minutes….No need to call someone a liar….Just cause your missinformed….


  4. kitty

    08/29/2012 at 12:34 pm

    updates are easy just download and follow instructions it is very easy


  5. Samsung Stupid

    08/31/2012 at 6:13 am

    Just got OTA update for Samsung Galaxy Note I week ago at Australia by Telstra,,, Turns out to be slower, sluggish… Hopefully Jelly Bean out soon to improve sluggish performance…


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