AT&T upgrades Samsung Galaxy Note to Android Jelly Bean
AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) is updating Samsung Electronics' original 5.3-inch Galaxy Note phablet to run Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android 4.1.2, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. The update is available through Windows and Mac computers via the Samsung Kies content sync and software application.
Samsung Galaxy Note
The update includes core Android 4.1 features such as the Project Butter UI engine, a revamped homescreen and Google Now, which includes personalized information such as local weather and traffic updates. In addition, Samsung's Jelly Bean update integrates customized enhancements including a new live camera and camcorder filters, the Pop Up Play picture-in-picture video window and Easy Mode, which offers widget-based access to users' favorite apps as well as a blocking mode that silences incoming calls, alerts and notifications.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note, its first Android phablet product, in late 2011. The device initially ran Android 2.3, or Gingerbread, and later upgraded to Android 4.0, or Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung first indicated plans to migrate the Galaxy Note to Jelly Bean in mid-February, initially rolling out the update to the international N7000 Galaxy Note.
According to Google's Android Developers dashboard, Android Jelly Bean 4.1.x and 4.2.x currently power 28.4 percent of all devices worldwide, up from 23 percent a month ago. Jelly Bean adoption now leads predecessor Ice Cream Sandwich, which slipped from 29.3 percent in April to 27.5 percent.
- read this AT&T Consumer Blog post
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