By Anu Passary | Oct 25, 2012 10:42 AM EDT
Samsung released its Android Jelly Bean-powered Galaxy Note 2 phablet in the U.S. market on Oct. 24; however, users of the original Galaxy Note are still awaiting the update. Now, per reports, a leaked dump of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Note has surfaced online for download.
With the Jelly Bean dump leaked, it seems that owners of the original Galaxy Note phablet will soon have a feel of the latest operating system.
According to a SamMobile report, an XDA user called "eyebee1970" has posted the leaked Jelly Bean ROM for the Galaxy Note. However, SamMobile advises that the ROM is in the test phase and is "very risky to flash." Even though the build contains most features a user would expect from the Jelly Bean update, the kernel is not 100 percent safe and could damage the handset. What's more, the XDA user eyebee1970 reported that the firmware still had many bugs which needed fixing.
"We strongly advice to wait till the official ODIN packages or just till the official Samsung KIES updates," noted SamMobile.
Samsung has mentioned that it is working on rolling out the Jelly Bean update for the original Galaxy Note, which currently runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but the company has not disclosed a specific date.
Recently, per reports, Samsung Sweden confirmed that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Note phablet will come in Q4 2012. It also mentioned that the Galaxy S2 smartphone will receive the Jelly Bean update in November, followed by the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet which will also receive the update in Q4 2012.
"Samsung Sweden confirmed to update the Galaxy S II to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in November. Samsung Sweden also confirmed to update the Galaxy Note in Q4. This means we will see Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on all high-end smartphones by Samsung before next year! Samsung Sweden confirmed also to update the Galaxy Note 10.1 in Q4 to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. You will be able to update by using OTA or Samsung KIES," reported SamMobile.
In September this year, Samsung started pushing out the Jelly Bean update for its Galaxy S3 in Europe.
With Google expected to launch its updated operating system - Android 4.2 - at its Oct. 29 press event, Android device owners would be hoping to be on Jelly Bean soon.
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