Excitement is continuing to build up around the wold as we get closer and closer to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s U.S wide launch. But what about the Galaxy Note 2’s predecessor? What about the Galaxy Note? Good news for Galaxy Note owners. You guys have been waiting eagerly for an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and today we have some good news regarding that exact same topic.
XDA Developer forum member eybee1970 has posted what is actually the first fully leaked official build of Android 4.1 for the original Galaxy Note device. One thing you need to keep in mind though: this is an extremely early build, and at this moment, flashing the build to your own devices are highly discouraged. Contained in this leaked build are things that you would expect from Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The coveted Google Now for instance, but there are also some things missing and some very nasty bugs within this build. That said, if you aren’t familiar with rooting and the bugs that lie within early builds, you definitely should not be downloading this.
Right now, rumors are floating around that the official update could be ready for release sometime in December, which isn’t that far away, but I think we all know Samsung’s constant delays when it comes to Android updates. On the bright side, at least Samsung works to get their devices out unlike another company who just basically dropped update support for nearly all of their devices aside from the newer ones. From how early this build is, I am not holding my breath for a December release as it seems at this point, it may take a bit longer, especially if Samsung is gong to start shifting over and putting a heavy focus on the Galaxy Note 2.
In other news, a software update that was released in early September had brought a few of the features that was found in Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II over to the Note. Still, that should hold you over until Samsung is able to get this Jelly Bean update out to all of you Galaxy Note users.
All in all, I really do hope that the Jelly Bean update makes it out by the rumored December date, but considering Samsung’s track record, you guys may be in for a longer wait. Although, I would keep a watch on that leaked build on the XDA Forums, surely we’ll be seeing some updates to it in the near future, maybe even to the point where it will actually be something usable.
Of course, if you decide to download the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean leak to your Galaxy Note, I would highly suggest proceeding with caution. You really do not want to end up bricking your device. Well, maybe you do if you’re trying to convince a certain spouse to let you get the up and coming Galaxy Note 2. In that case, by all means, brick it!
Just don’t throw the blame on me!
source: android central