Samsung’s twin tablets are getting the Jelly Bean treatment, as the Android 4.1 update has officially started rolling out for both the Note 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 2 (Wi-Fi versions). You’ll be able to get the update for free by using the Samsung Kies PC program or checking for software updates in settings.
Tab 2 owners, now armed with styluses, will get much of the upgraded S Pen functionality coming to the Note 10.1, suggesting that the next iteration of these two tablets could be very well be combined into one device. Note 10.1 owners will see plenty of new S Pen features, including note-taking on the back of photos and on the S Planner. Quick Command provides multiple command shortcuts that can be executed using the S Pen – an example provided is drawing a question mark followed by a search keyword, which will initiate a Google search. Using Air View, users can hover the S Pen above a running app to see a preview window before bringing the app up. It’s also now easier to clip, copy, and paste things from all kinds of sources using the S Pen, which should make all your digital scrapbooking dreams come true.
Of course, we can’t forget the biggest benefit of upgrading – true multitasking. If you ever wanted to have multiple apps on the screen, all of which can be resized and displayed on screen at once (just like it is on your PC), your time has finally come. On top of that, you’ll get the speed boost that Jelly Bean provides. Paper Artist is also being an added, which provides an extra set of pencil and filter effects you can use when doodling on webpages or photos.
Your Jelly Bean upgrade should be available now, but if it isn’t, your number should be called within the next few days.