Samsung Rolls Out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean To Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 & 7.0 In U.S.


Samsung has begun rolling out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to two of its tablet in the United States. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 both began receiving the upgrade over the weekend, following its debut on European devices. As you’d expect, this software comes with a whole host of new features and improvements.

You get everything Google introduced to Android with 4.1 Jelly Bean, including Project Butter, Google Now, improved notifications, better speech-to-text recognition, and more. Then there’s a bunch of improvements Samsung’s made to its TouchWiz user interface, too. This is a fairly major upgrade with lots of changes, then, so you’ll want to install the release as soon as you can.

As soon as it’s available for your tablet, you’ll get a notification and you’ll be able to download it over-the-air. If you’re impatient, you can check for the update manually via the Settings app. Alternatively, you can plug your device into your Mac or PC and use Samsung’s Kies application to upgrade.

The package weighs in at “a few hundred megabytes,” according to Phandroid, so you’ll want to ensure you’ve got plenty of battery life before attempting to download it. You’ll also need to make sure you’re connected to Wi-Fi, too.