Jan 11th, 2013

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in the United States are going to have quite the fun weekend as Samsung has just released some desirable software for you to play with. That’s right — Jelly Bean is now headed straight to the American variants of the tablets after enjoying a brief stint on the European editions.

Jelly Bean brings the usual cast of characters in the way of features, including Project Butter for a smoother experience, Google Now for a better search experience, improved notifications, better speech-to-text support, improved TouchWiz elements and more. These updates tend to make a world of different for whatever handsets they’re installed on so it’s nothing something you’ll want to drag your feet on.

Folks will typically get a notification when the update is available, but you could simply try your hand at forcing it by heading to Settings > About Tablet to check for a software update. Be prepared for a download worth a few hundred megabytes — WiFi on and battery past 50% are among the list of things to check off before getting ready to apply it. Go take care of that and let us know how everything goes in the comments section below.

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