Samsung Galaxy Note users have been waiting for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for some time and now the CyanogenMod team finally released a CM10 nightly for both the international N7000 and the AT&T i717 version. The CM10 nightly build is still unstable and only for testing purposes, though it can prove to be quite usable.
Samsung has already announced that a 4.1 Jelly Bean update is in the works for the Galaxy Note and it should be released in October. Fortunately the CM team is working faster and we will probably have a stable build until then.
Using CyanogenMod instead of the stock firmware has both advantages and disadvantages. If you are using the CM10 firmware you will not be able to enjoy the Premium Suite designed especially for the Galaxy Note’s S-Pen, but there are a lot of features not found in the stock version.
Currently the biggest issue with CM10 for the Galaxy Note is with the RAM. After one day of continuous use, the phablet will run out of RAM and will require reboot. Besides from that, the firmware is pretty stable and we’ve been able to settle with it in day-to-day use.
We are eager to get a stable Android 4.1 Jelly Bean build on our Galaxy Note because it comes with some great new features and it’s also faster than 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The notifications system has been improved and you can now interact better with them. There is also an option to block apps from sending notifications.
CM10 also brings a new feature, build by them, called Quick Reply, which allows you to reply much faster to messages. When you receive a message, a popup windows opens where you can directly type the reply and send it. While these are small improvements and features, they can make our life easier and help us save some time.
If you want to try Jelly Bean on your Galaxy Note, you should flash CM10, though make sure to perform a backup before, because you might not be satisfied with it and need to go back. If you don’t know how this process goes, please return to our website, as we will write a guide shortly.
Are you going to flash CM10 on your device or do you prefer to wait for a stable build ?