Even though the Samsung Galaxy Note owners in Europe and North America were able to update their handsets to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for a while now, the Japanese customers who purchased the Sammy phablet were still stuck on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. If you are reading this from Japan and you happen to own a Samsung Galaxy Note SC-05D from NTT Docomo we have great news for you as you will now be able to update your smartphone to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
The new Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Note build number is labeled JZO54K and it will upgrade to your handset’s baseband to version SC05DOMMSG. The new firmware update is available for download both via OTA and KIES. If you are planning to update your Samsung Galaxy Note to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean using the OTA method, we are advising you to download it thorough a WiFi hotspot as the firmware size is around 900 MB.
If you haven’t received the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean software update notification, you can check for it manually by heading to Settings > About device > Software Update and hit the Check for updates button then follow the on-screen instructions.
The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Note SC-05D will bring the highly-appreciated Project Butter which makes the interface smoother and faster, Triple buffering in the graphics pipeline, expandable notifications, improved voice search and camera app, while the shortcuts and widgets can automatically be re-arranged or re-sized to allow new items to fit on home screens. One of the most important new features of the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is the Google New app, which is a cards-based personal assistant that takes care of your reminders, stocks, favorite sports teams, wheather notifications, currency, and more.
Besides the aforementioned improvements, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Note SC-05D will also come with some TouchWiz-specific new features like Multi Window, improved support for S Pen stylus with Air View and Air Gestures, and a couple of new of stylus-optimized apps.
The Samsung Galaxy Note was officially introduced in September 2011, coming pre-loaded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The first phablet of the South Korea-based company is packing a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
The handset is powered by an Exynos chipset based on two Cortex A9 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz and Mali 400MP GPU. Samsung Galaxy Note also comes with 1 GB of RAM and 16/32 GB of internal storage, expandable using microSD cards. On the back of the handset is an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flashm image stabilization and full HD video recording support, while the front panel accommodates a 2 megapixel camera.
Samsung Galaxy Note is 146.9 mm tall, 83 mm wide, and 9.7 mm thin, while weighing 178 grams and packing a 2,500 mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, the 5.3-inch smartphone comes with HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0, and microUSB 2.0.
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