After the Galaxy S2 it is the turn of Samsung's first generation Galaxy Note to receive the Jelly Bean software upgrade.

The South Korean tech major has begun rolling out the Android 4.1.2 update for the international version of Galaxy Note (model number-N7000) which was first shipped with Gingerbread and was later updated to Ice Cream Sandwich.

Jelly Bean update
Samsung releases Jelly Bean update for Galaxy Note. XDA developers

Official firmware details:

Android version: 4.1.2, Build JZO54K




Region: Asia

Country: Hong Kong

Samsung is releasing the update in phases and therefore it may not be available now for users from other countries or network providers, notes Sammobile. At present the update is available in a couple of Asian countries including Hong Kong and Taiwan. However, it is expected to reach other parts of the world soon.

As far as the new Jelly Bean features are concerned, Samsung has changed the old User Interface (UI) and brought in a new Nature UX Interface for the Galaxy Note. This UI is similar to that of the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S3 Mini. Samsung has also added several features carried over from the second generation Galaxy Note in the update for the Note.

Jelly Bean features

Android 4.1.2-Build JZO54K

Buttery Smooth performance and great stability (Thanks to Project Butter)

Multi-View (Multi Windows Multitasking, same as in Note 2)

Multi-View can be disabled

Page Buddy

Notification Panel can be now customised

New additions in Notification Panel

Smart Rotation (Screen Display adjusts to user's angle of sightings)

Continuous Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)

Samsung's Cloud services

Features like Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play

New Widgets from Galaxy S3

2 Home screen modes

New Notification bar

Google Now

These are similar features which the Galaxy S2 received through the Android 4.1.2 update. Galaxy Note users can update their devices via Over-The-Air (OTA) or through Samsung KIES.

Click here for step-by-step instruction guide to install Android 4.1.2 XXLSZ Jelly Bean for Galaxy Note N7000.