If you bought one of the original Samsung Galaxy Note smartphones and have been kicking yourself for not waiting for the Galaxy Note II and all its Jelly Bean-powered features, you can stop feeling bad. The first Note will be getting Jelly Bean very soon.
Samsung posted details about the Note's Premium Suite update on the product website. Enabled by an upgrade to Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean," the feature suite includes many of the abilities the Note II boasts, such as dual-window multitasking, pop-up Notes, the ability to cut and paste just part of an image and the improved S Note app.
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The upgrade also includes the regular Jelly Bean sweetness of Google Now, Android's personalized search-and-information service, and the improved animation that makes onscreen movements smoother.
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The site doesn't say when the Note will be getting the Premium Suite, and the Note we have here doesn't indicate a software update is ready. We contacted Samsung, but company reps said there is so far no date set for the update in the U.S.
Did you buy a Samsung Galaxy Note earlier this year? How much does this update mean to you? Let us know in the comments.
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