Android 4.2 Jelly Bean was officially unveiled late October 2012, but since now it hasn’t arrived on any other terminals, except the ones belonging to the Nexus tribe.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the first smartphone the South Korea-based company to come pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but the Android 4.2 is nowhere to be found for the 5.5-inch phablet. Fortunately, the guys at CyanogenMod have fund a way to port CM 10.1 on Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
As you probably know, CM 10.1 is based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and brings all the new features of the latest iteration of Google’s mobile operating system: lockscreen widgets, Photo Sphere (allows the user to take 360 degree panorama pictures), Swype keyboard, improvements of the notifications area, and new cards for Google New.
If you want to install CM 10.1 on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2, learn that you must root your device, then flash the desired custom ROM. You can find all the root tutorials you need here, plus an article on how to install CM 10.1 on Samsung Galaxy Note 2, here.
Unfortunately, the users that already installed the Android 4.2-based CM 10.1 on their Samsung Galaxy Note 2 have also reported certain problems with the ROM: laggy UI animations, broken, camera recording effects, touch to focus issues with camera flashlight enabled, FM Radio doesn’t work, proprietary S Pen features are unsupported (gestures however are available in settings), Phone app glitches (when making call), or graphic glitches.
Anyway, we are expecting CyanogenMod team to fix many of this bugs over the coming weeks, as new nightlies will be released.
I remind you that Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a quad-core Exynos 4 Quad SoC underpinned by four Cortex A9 cores at 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32/64 GB of internal storage, and an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus, touch to focus, and full HD video recording support.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 connectivity list includes features like WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi hotspot, NFC, or 4G LTE.
Will you install the current build of CM 10.1 on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2, or will you wait until the CyanogenMod team releases a more stable version?