Samsung starts rolling out Jelly Bean update for the original Galaxy Note

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Samsung has reportedly started rolling out Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to the international version of the first generation Galaxy Note (N7000) 'phablet'.

According to SamMobile, the update is rolling out slowly to all regions, and is available via Samsung KIES, Samsung's desktop phone management software or over the air. The update brings the goodness of Jelly Bean to the device offering a smoother user experience through changes brought in by Project Butter. It also brings the Nature UX interface, which Samsung introduced on the Galaxy SIII and Galaxy Note II. The update brings other Note II features including Multi-View, for multi Window Multitasking, Page buddy, customisable notification panel, Swipe like Input in Samsung Keyboard, Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play, new widgets and Google Now.

The Galaxy Note was announced by Samsung at the IFA event in October 2011. The 5.3-inch smartphone/phablet has been one of the most commercially successful devices, with the company claiming to have sold 10 million units of the phone globally, in August 2012.

The phone is powered by a dual-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor, and has 32GB of internal storage, and an 8 megapixel camera. It was originally shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but received the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update in August, last year. At the time of the update there were reports pointing towards Samsung working on the Jelly Bean update and delivering in Q4 2012.

Samsung has already released the successor to the phone, the Note II, which as per Samsung is also doing well, with the company selling 5 million units of the phone barely two months since it started shipping.

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