Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi, with model number GT-N8013, in the United States started receiving notifications about the most recent Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update dubbed as UEUCMA3 with JZO54K build Tuesday. The roll out makes the device on par with other new Android devices, which are already enjoying the sweetness of Jelly Bean and goodness of the Project Butter.
The update was reportedly made available by Samsung over-the-air and via the KIES. For owners who wish to pull the update down via OTA, they should either wait for the notification or initiate a manual update search: they should head to Settings => About device => Software Update. It is advisable a stable Wi-Fi connection is available so the download process would be swift and successful. It is a major update therefore owners should expect to download a huge package.
For those who wish to update their devices via the Samsung KIES, all they need to do is download the client to their computer and install it. This process is as effective as OTA but owners will have to connect their devices to their computers and pull the update down following every instruction provided by KIES. But overall, updating Galaxy Note 10.1 is as easy as updating any other Samsung Android device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi was released natively running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Although, Jelly Bean uses the core architecture of ICS, developers were able to stuff hundreds of bug fixes and performance boosters into the new firmware plus the Project Butter that has been proven to make devices faster to execute commands and more responsive. There are also tons of new features exclusive to Samsung devices only including the Multi View feature that allows two apps to run together without having to close the other.
If you haven’t been able to update your tablet yet, maybe it’s time you do. For owners who couldn’t update via KIES or OTA, we will be publishing an installation guide later to walk you through the manual installation of this update. So, be sure to check back later.