Samsung’s Galaxy Note, the company’s last year phablet, is expected to receive an update to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system in the not too distant future, but users can already install on it leaked builds.The latest of them brings along Android 4.1.2 Jelly bean to the Galaxy Note, and is said to be the first such build to emerge for it.
While bringing along some nice features to the smartphone, the leaked build lacks some of the capabilities that Galaxy Note users have already been accustomed with, it seems.
The test firmware, which emerged over at SamMobile, does not come with S Pen features packed inside, most probably due to the fact that Samsung hasn’t had the time to implement them in the Jelly Bean code as of yet (although Galaxy Note II does sport them, for that matter).
Due to this, the Jelly Bean update for Galaxy Note might arrive only in January, although it is said to be almost ready to land on Galaxy S II devices.
The leaked test build for the phablet, however, is said to be working perfectly fine, and to bring along performance enhancements and better stability, along with the long rumored multi-view option, which is already available on Galaxy Note II.
Furthermore, the Android 4.1.2 Build JZO54K leaked for the smartphone packs a customizable notifications panel, support for Samsung’s Cloud services, and smart rotation for the screen.
Other features inside this test firmware include:
- Multi-View can also be disabled
- Page Buddy
- New additions in Notification Panel
- Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
- Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play Features
- New Widgets from the Galaxy S III
- 2 Home screen modes
- New Notifications bar
- Google Now
Users interested in flashing the ROM should keep in mind the fact that it is not a final release, and that it might feature a series of bugs that may affect users’ experience with the device. Info on how to install it can be found in this post on SamMobile.