By Anu Passary | Nov 07, 2012 12:17 PM EST
Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Note will get the latest Android Jelly Bean update, but the company did not confirm an official release date. However, ahead of the official launch, an Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Note has been leaked.
Currently, several Android-powered devices are awaiting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update and Samsung's first-generation phablet, the Galaxy Note, is one of them.
"We of SamMobile just received a new Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware for the Galaxy Note GT-N7000. N7000XXLS2 firmware doesn't have Multi-View built-in as it's in a testing phase," reported SamMobile.
Android Authority reported that the exact ROM version (Jelly Bean 4.1.1) is surfacing online and is available online for download. However, it is advisable if users wait for the official release that is due in the "coming weeks."
Moreover, a video showing the Galaxy Note running Android 4.1.2 has also been posted on Trusted Reviews' Web site, and suggests that Samsung may skip version 4.1.1 in its official Samsung Galaxy Note firmware release. The video posted claims that the firmware is the "official" version, with the code N7000XXLS3.
The Galaxy Note was introduced in Oct. 2011 and the idea of a big 5.3-inch screen smartphone seems to have worked well for the South Korean firm as it racked up fantastic sales figures. Since its launch, the Galaxy Note has sold over 10 million units worldwide.
The Galaxy Note has given way to its much-awaited successor, the Galaxy Note 2, which sports a slightly bigger 5.5-inch screen and is currently one of the most powerful smartphones in the market. The Galaxy Note 2 has already reached a milestone of three million units sold in just a little over a month.
The question now arises whether Samsung Galaxy Note owners will download the leaked ROM or wait for the official Jelly Bean update.
Do you think it is worth waiting for the official update to come from Samsung or the carrier, or should users try out the leaked update to get a feel of Jelly Bean?
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