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Friday, 14 December 2012

Samsung rolling out Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for Galaxy Note II

Samsung recently started rolling out Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean to the Galaxy Note II. According to a post by SamMobile, this update for the Galaxy Note II is dished out in phases and the first country that is receiving the update is Poland. The JZO54K update for the Galaxy Note II includes improvements and features that let you better customise the notification panel. The update brings additions to notification toggles, lets you customise the notification panel and disable the brightness slider in the panel.

With Android 4.1.2, the browser is smoother than before, the status bar colour has been changed from grey to black, there's a new input method on the Samsung keyboard, and the lock screen has a new ink effect. Among other additions, you get a new group cast application along with the ability to disable Multi-View
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Galaxy Note II starts getting Android 4.1.2 update

You can update your Galaxy Note II through Samsung Kies or through an over-the-air update. However, it would be good remember that this is a phased rollout and the update might not be available for your device just yet.

In late November, the ROM for the Android 4.1.2 update was leaked. The update features a new visual effect-an inkblot effect that is displayed when you touch the phone's lockscreen with the S-Pen.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of Samsung's most popular handsets. In November, the smartphone manufacturer revealed that global sales of the device had exceeded 5 million units.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, and is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor. The major talking point about the Galaxy Note II is that it features an all-new Air View feature.

Here is a quick look at the specifications of the Galaxy Note II:

  • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 4G LTE, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi HT40, NFC
  • GPS with GLONASS and A-GPS support
  • Bluetooth v4.0 with USB 2.0 Host
  • 8 megapixel AF/ Touchfocus camera, 1.9 megapixel VT Camera, BSI front-facing camera
  • 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions, all with expandable support up to 64 GB
  • 2 GB RAM
  • MHL for AV out

Samsung currently sits at pole position as the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. The Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II are two of the brand's hottest selling devices this year, and this has made Samsung's smartphone sales look good. A recent report by Yonhap, a financial analysis company, estimates that Samsung will have a good fourth quarter and will sell over 60 million smartphones.

Samsung's smartphone shipments are likely to exceed 60 million units in the fourth quarter of this year, proving its prowess in the world's mobile phone market, despite its ongoing patent war with Apple.

UBS, an investment bank and financial analysis company, estimated that Samsung Electronics will sell 61.5 million units of smartphones in the October-December period, up 5 percent from an estimated 58 million in the previous quarter. The number could reach as high as 63 million depending on the sell-through, or the volume that is actually sold to consumers.

Read our review of the Galaxy Note II here.

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