Tuesday , October 24 2017

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 gets an update to Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Samsung Jelly Bean

Well it seems the wait is over for long suffering owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7″. It seems that Samsung Australia has finally pushed out Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) update.

The update is only available though the Samsung Kies software at the moment, but that doesn’t preclude an OTA update being pushed out at a later – although Samsung Australia has yet to even announce the update, let alone a delivery mechanism for it – so Kies it is for the time being.

So far, I can say that the update has brought a heck of a lot of new features and improvements, such as increasing the size that apps use (almost full screen), moving notifications from the bottom right hand corner to the top and of course project butter, which has brought much needed speed improvements to apps, as well as faster swiping between various screens. It certainly seems to be running much more smoothly overall.

Here is just some screenshots from the update so far:

Now, while this isn’t an update to Googles latest version of Android, it does bring the Galaxy Tab 2 7″ into line with various other Galaxy line products that have been updated to the Jelly Bean ecosphere. There’s still no Photo Spheres but we can’t have everything.

If you haven’t got Kies, you can download it from the Samsung Website directly (for both MAC & PC) and download the update to your Tab.

Do you own a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0? Have you updated it to Android 4.1.2? What are your thoughts?

 
Source: Samsung.

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9 Comments on "Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 gets an update to Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)"

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Vinnie
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Vinnie

Will this come out for 10.1 wifi version

philmate
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philmate

Sorry — in my post of a couple of hours ago, I meant to refer to Android 4.1.1 and 4.1.2, not 2.1.1 and 2.1.2. Apologies.

Alex D
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Alex D

Otherwise I do believe Samsung are “staggering” the release so as not to overload their servers at the end of the day. They may wish to just keep trying

Alex D
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Alex D

Are they downloading Kies from the UK samsung Website?? if so that could be a possibility. Samsung websites go to default countries platform

philmate
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philmate
I live in Europe (although I happen to be Australian). We have in the family several Tab 2 7.0’s bought here in the past few weeks (at a good price!) in different shops. All are model GT-P3110. One came with Android 2.1.2 installed. The others came with 2.1.1, which I would like to upgrade to 2.1.2. Kies (I installed the latest version) does not appear to detect that the 2.1.1 tablet is out of date and does not offer an update. Any suggestions gratefully received. Is there a site which explains how to use Kies and OTA for updating Android… Read more »
Jeff
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Jeff

Yes we’ve just got the update OTA.

Aaron
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Aaron

When will Samsung push out an update for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (Wifi)????

vijay alapati
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vijay alapati

kogan had this on a deal for $169 free shipping, now i miss it 🙁

fijianpride
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fijianpride

Just received the OTA update on my mums tab 2. Makes a big difference compared to the stale ics it had.

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