Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 gets Jelly Bean, rolling out now in Southeast Asia

May 10, 2013
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AMOLED technology might be commonplace in the smartphone market, but it’s a whole different story when it comes to tablets. Back in late 2011, Samsung decided it was about time to take their AMOLED technology and bring it over to the tablet, and so they introduced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.

While a reasonably capable tablet even by today’s standards, one thing that holds the Tab 7.7 back is that it is still stuck on Android ICS. Luckily, this is finally changing, as Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is now rolling out to Sammy’s only AMOLED-packing tablet.

Before you get too excited, the update is only for the Tab 7.7 GT-P6800 at the moment. This update currently affects those in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia. Users in these regions will be able to snag the update either through Samsung Keis or over the air.

Making the jump to Jelly Bean means plenty of new features and functionality for the Tab 7.7, such as Google Now and improved notifications. More than likely the update also includes some Tab-specific software improvements, though we can’t say for sure what all has changed in that department.

Now we just have to sit back and wonder when the GT-P6810 and Verizon LTE-capable i815 will get to enjoy the same Jelly Bean goodness. While we can’t say for sure, we wouldn’t be too surprised if an international launch of the update follows in the next few weeks.

For those lucky enough to get the update, have you noticed any specific Samsung software changes? Additionally, was everything smooth sailing when it came to the update process?

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