Samsung had promised earlier this year that the original phablet, the Galaxy Note N7000 would be getting the official push to Jelly Bean by the end of this year.
Since then, we have also seen a few leaked Jelly Bean firmwares for the note , the last of which was tested extensively by the ever-so-alert folks at Sammobile and found to be working perfectly in every way. Some of you who still have the Galaxy Note may have also updated your device with the leaked firmware and are probably enjoying Jelly Bean goodness right now.
Earlier today, Samsung has updated the Galaxy Note page on its website to include the Premium Suite, which we all know brings Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean along with some nifty features which came with the Galaxy Note 2, like Multi-window support, Smart Rotation, Pop-Up Note/Video/Browser and lots more, over and above the goodies natively included with Jelly Bean like Google Now, expandable notifications, Project Butter and the ilk.
Here’s the full list of features included in the Premium Suite for the Galaxy Note as per the Samsung Website:
- Multi Window – Do multiple tasks on the same screen at the same time with no screen transitions.
- Popup Note / Video / Browser – Popup Note, which allows users to instantly Conveniently write down directions, phone numbers, and other information while on a call. Popup Note will intuitively open when you pull out S Pen or double tap the screen. Popup Video and Browser allow users to watch video or browse the web while per forming other tasks
- Photo Note / Photo Frame – Treasure your memories with handwritten notes on the front or back of your photos
- Easy Clip – Crop an image from any screen to save or share easily. And, just draw a line to select text. You can easily capture the instant inspiration.
- Paper Artist – Provides an emotional & aesthetic photo editing experience. Choose from various picture editing effects.
- Handwriting on S Planner/ Email – Send handwritten notes via Email or handwrite memos to yourself in S Planner. Like a post card, you can send your emotional feeling now via Email with handwritten notes. Like your paper planner, you can write down your tasks in a more personal and intuitive way.
- Enhanced S Note – More amusing effects & new templates were added. Use Sketch effect for various photo effect and image filters with Color Picker, you can pick any color you want directly from any images and draw with it
There are no details yet on the website as to when the Premium Suite is gonna make its way to your Note, nor is there any information on any schedule for which specific versions of the Galaxy Note will get it first. At this point, we can only guess that it would be the International Galaxy Note N7000 which will taste the goodies first.
But with Samsung going so far as to add the information on its website, it would be a fair assumption that the update should be out any day now, considering there is still 5 days left for this year to pass us by.