Good news for the Verizon subscribers who own a Galaxy Note 2 as the carrier has finally begun to roll out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update. Even though the difference won’t be that big as the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 was already running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the update will still come with a few additional features and improvements.
So, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update will bring your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to build number JZO54K.I605VRAMC3 and baseband I605VRAMC3. The downloadable file is 246.5 MB in size, and can be installed OTA. Even though the file is not that big, you’ll still want to find a good Wi-Fi connection to downloaded faster. As always, we also recommend to charge your device before you start.
After you install the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update you will notice lots of improvements to the Samsung branded features, probably the most important being the Multi-Window function, which from now on will have support for more apps such as YouTube, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon Kindle, Viewdini, Google Maps and Talk.
The update will come with enhancements for other apps like SIS Mobile Wallet, VZ Navigator, Backup Assistant Plus, Exchange Active Sync (EAS) email, SMS and Wi-Fi connectivity. Also, it seems that the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update will remove the application called Zappos, which is usually pre-loaded.
Of course, there will also be various bug fixes and security patches that won’t be necessarily be noticed, as well as some minor enhancements to the Mobile Hotspot.
I don’t know why, but it seems that Verizon is taking its time when it comes to software update for its devices, and it will probably take a while until the owners of the Galaxy Note 2 will receive the update to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, as well. Some might say that it’s better late than never, but some of the users get tired of waiting and they often choose to root their handsets and install a custom ROM. If you remember, the bootloader of the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 was unlocked back in December 2012.
Now let’s hear it from the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 owners. Have you received the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update, or are you using a custom ROM already?