Dec 27th, 2012

We figured Samsung would be committed to delivering Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to most of its high-end Galaxy phones but we didn’t expect the Samsung Galaxy Note to still be on the OEM’s roadmap for major upgrades. It has been confirmed that the original Samsung Galaxy Note would be getting a Jelly Bean upgrade that will add some of the features users currently enjoy on the second installment of the series.

Along with standard Android 4.1 features like Google Now, Project Butter and new notifications, Samsung will be injecting its premium suite into the upgrade. Some of the changes will include multi-view support, popup browser and popup video, pop-up notes, the ability to write within S Planner and email, Paper Artist, an upgraded S Note and more.

This is quite the massive upgrade for a phone that’s been obsoleted, and we can only hope more of the OEM’s older devices are in line to receive Jelly Bean upgrades with just as much spunk. It’s difficult for folks to get even the most basic upgrades for their phones so Galaxy Note owners should definitely feel lucky (though most will definitely argue that this is something that should be commonplace in this day and age, and I can’t say I disagree).

You can find out more info about the Galaxy Note’s forthcoming upgrade at this Samsung micro-site. We’re not sure how long it’ll take for this thing to start rolling out (and even then, only the unlocked international model is guaranteed to get it), but to simply know it’s coming is more than enough to get us excited.

[via Electronista]

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