Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade now rolling out to Galaxy Note 10.1 in Germany

November 8, 2012
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The Galaxy S3’s bumpy and sluggish Jelly Bean upgrade is more or less done and dusted, so it’s only natural to expect Sammy to move on to the next device that needs Android 4.1.

Surprisingly (or not), this is neither the Galaxy Note phablet, nor the GS2, but the Galaxy Note 10.1, the fresh, but only mildly successful S-Pen supporting 10-inch tablet. According to several reports around the web, the JB update has already begun in Germany, being expected to spread all across Europe over the next few weeks.

Carrying the N8000XXBLJ9 build number, the software package weighs in at around 300 MB and is available as an OTA (over-the-air) upgrade. That means that, if you live in Germany, you should get an automatic prompt message soon encouraging you to download and install the update.

If that doesn’t happen, what you want to do is ensure you have a solid network connection, boot your tab a couple of times, and then manually check for the update by diving in your Settings menu. If that doesn’t help either, it can’t hurt to have a little more patience, as we know very well how these upgrades can be fractionate and slow.

An alternative option would be to grab the firmware from this SamMobile link, but if you think it’ll work for tabs outside Germany, you’ve got another thing coming.

Of course, we don’t know much about the update’s changelog just yet, but we have a few screenshots from German website AllAboutSamsung, which show a bunch of cosmetic changes and some new pop-up apps. A number of performance and speed bumps are to be expected, as well as the adding of the uber-cool Google Now with Voice Search.

Now all there is to know is what countries are next in line after Germany and when will the JB upgrade start for the GS2 and GNote. We want answers, Samsung, and we want them yesterday!

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