Fortunately for all Galaxy Note users, it seems like Samsung is almost ready to release the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OTA update. We just got another leak of the official ROM and it seems to be pretty stable, according to developers.
Unfortunately it's not yet flashable by a casual user, though developers are working on it and we will probably get an usable version in a couple of days. The Jelly Bean update comes with all ICS features, along with Android 4.1 stock features and also the ones from Galaxy S3, except Multi Window.
Samsung made it pretty clear that all Galaxy Note devices will get the Jelly Bean update by the end of the year and it seems like they are going to keep their promise. Hopefully carriers won't hold them back as they do most of the time. Usually carriers delay the update releases, because it takes them time to customize it themselves and add the extra bloatware, which everyone hates anyway.
I don't know about you, but I'm really anxious to get the taste of Jelly Bean on my Note, as I've been struggling with unstable custom builds for the last months and miss the official apps. But it's sad considering that Google is probably going to release Android 4.2 by the same time Samsung releases the Jelly Bean OTA update for Galaxy Note.
Hopefully Samsung and the other carriers will work harder to bring the updates faster, as this is probably the worst thing about Android.
Once a flashable version gets released, we will give it a try and let you know how to flash it easily through a guide.
Take a look at the video below to see it running: