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Verizon Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 And 10.1 To Get Jelly Bean

Authored by: Edwin Kee — Mar 16, 2013
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Drumrolls please, Jelly Bean is coming soon!

Getting an update to your smartphone or tablet can be deemed to tuning the engine of your car, and for folks who have been running alongside the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 from Verizon for some time already, your ears will prick up upon hearing word that both of these tablets will soon have the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update available.

Verizon is not noted for being quick with the update approval process, but those who are rocking to the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will soon be able to rock out to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. You will be able to read up on the entire list of changes, where among them will obviously include Google Now and a surefire smoother user interface experience thanks to the implementation of Project Butter, but one ought to take notice of other features such as offline voice typing and expandable notifications among other enhancements and bug fixes. Heck, both tablets will also be on the receiving end of improvements when it comes to Samsung's own software, too.

Right now, the webpages that concern the approved updates carry the prophetic words "Coming Soon," so all it takes is a little bit more patience and the leap from Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean will be complete. Fair warning in advance though, as the Over The Air (OTA) downloads are not small in size, with the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 having to download 549.6MB worth of data, while it will be 511.7MB for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, so make sure either device is fully charged and hooked up to a fast Wi-Fi connection for an optimal upgrade experience.

Source: Android Police

The love of writing and all things tech have proven to be the catalyst that has kept me going in this industry for the past decade. Here are to many more years ahead, at least until Android Vanilla Pudding is released!


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  • Edwin Kee Mar 18, 2013 Link to comment

    No worries Tom, slow weekend calls for our brains to take a break after a hectic week at work :)

  • Next time I guess I should read more closely.... I missed the fact that this was specific to the Verizon units.... my bad....

  • This must be a market specific announcement. My recently purchased Tab 2 10.1 came with 4.1.2 out of the box (Canada).

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