Samsung begins Android 4.1.2 update rollout for Galaxy Note 2
Samsung is updating the Galaxy Note 2 stylus-focused smartphone to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for its Galaxy Note 2.
Of course, the Note 2 was already on a build of Jelly Bean at launch, so it’s not a major update for the core platform, the main additions appear to be tweaks to Samsung’s TouchWiz interface.
The ‘JZO54K’ build, which is hitting both the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note 2 LTE models, adds more customisation options to the notifications menu, including the ability to toggle certain notifications on or off.
Samsung has tuned-up the default Android browser to be a bit quicker and the phone features a new lock screen dubbed ‘Ink Effect’, which has a cloudy effect when you swipe.
The Group Cast instant messaging app has also been updated and there are various optimisation tweaks and bug fixes too.
Most interestingly, you can now disable the multiscreen functionality, which is good news as far as we’re concerned as during our time with the device it was pretty much the only feature which caused significant slowdown.
As with Samsung’s other recent Android updates the rollout is starting in Poland and is expected to hit other countries very shortly.
It’ll be available both over-the-air and via Samsung’s Kies update software.
Of course, unlocked devices will be updated first, but it’s fairly likely networks will want to push the update out as quickly as possible due to the Note range’s popularity with customers.