Samsung Android 4.1 update nearly ready for Galaxy S2 — Galaxy Note build leaks online

News Paul Briden 09:28, 29 Nov 2012

Android Jelly Bean updates for older Samsung Galaxy devices are nearly ready

A pre-release test build of an Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the original Samsung Galaxy Note has leaked online.

According to Sammobile the new build is somewhat lacking in S-Pen functionality and, as test software, there are still bugs to iron out.

Between these two factors, the site believes there is still ‘a lot of work’ for Samsung to do, but does suggests the update may rollout in either December or January. So there's not too long to wait then.

Better still, allegedly the ‘insiders’ who leaked the build to Sammobile claimed the version being developed for the Galaxy S2 is ‘almost ready’.

Regarding the Galaxy Note update, Sammobile says that this is a more complete build than one which recently leaked on the XDA developer forums.

The new build apparently comes ‘direct from Samsung’s servers’ and can be flashed onto a Galaxy Note handset.

The site said: ‘We have FULLY TESTED this firmware and this firmware works perfectly as any other official firmware.’

However, it goes on to stress that this is a pre-release build, is not official and will likely contain bugs.

Listed features include the Butter UI, Google Now, ‘smooth performance’, ‘great stability’, Samsung’s Multiscreen (from the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note 2), Page Buddy, a customisable notification panel with new functionality, Pop-Up Play windowed video, new Galaxy S3-style widgets, Smart Stay and Swipe-like keyboard input.

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