The long overdue Android 4.1.x Jelly Bean update for the original Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S II devices is due to land sometime during the first quarter of the year. The manufacturer has today revealed the list of all the upcoming exciting features for the 1st gen Galaxy Note phablet. It is getting most of the Galaxy Note II features. Back in March, Sammy has rolled out some features of the Premium Suite package as part of the Android 4.0 ICS update for the Note.
Along with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, the Galaxy Note will get much popular Multi-Window feature, and a whole host of the features of the Premium Suite, which includes Paper Artist app, Pop-Up Video/ Browser/ Note apps, Photo Note/ Photo Frame apps, Easy Clip, new S Planner and email apps, and enhanced S Note app. Some of the features of the Premium Suite are still missing here in the list such as a new gallery app, new group cast features for photo sharing, camera enhancements, the context sensitive ‘page buddy’ home screen page, and some more. The system update will also bring Nature UX, and the ability to watch video previews with the S Pen using Air View mode.
Users will also get the new Google Now cards, Project Butter, the ability to see the most frequently used apps in a single pane. Project Butter addresses speed to make the user experience “buttery smooth” in VSync, triple buffering, and touch responsiveness.
As the year of 2012 winds down, there has been no official word from Samsung on exact release date of the original Galaxy Note Jelly Bean update. We’ve already seen a couple of leaked Jelly Bean builds for this device. We’ll update if new information comes in. Stay tuned.