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Samsung Galaxy Note AT&T revived with Jelly Bean update

We have some more Jelly Bean joy to bring you now, this time for owners who are still rocking the original Samsung Galaxy Note device on AT&T’s network. The phablet may have been stuck on Ice Cream Sandwich for an eternity, but owners will be delighted to hear that Samsung and AT&T are now ready to give the device an official update to Android 4.1.2. Jelly Bean.

Even better, we can confirm that the update will start rolling out in the next few hours, meaning that many of you are going to be enjoying Jelly Bean and a brand new user interface over the weekend, not to mention a much smoother performance experience.

It looks like the update is only going to be made available though using the Samsung Kies software. That means that you shouldn’t wait around for the chance of an OTA update, as it looks like it won’t happen. You can install Kies here if you don’t have it, then make sure you have a MicroUSB cable at the ready, a fully charged battery and of course a stable internet connection.

As always when performing software updates, you probably want to back up all of your vital information as well, just in case anything goes wrong during installation. Samsung has already set up a guide for users to prepare for the imminent update, which you’ll find by visiting their support website here.

Google Now will be available after installation, along with some new Note specific features such as Popup note, Popup video and browser, Photo note and frame, and much more. You’ll also want to be aware that the new baseband version will change to I717UCMD3, letting you know that you have installed the right version.

So there we have it – yet more positive signs that Samsung are still committed to supporting older devices with new Android updates. Let us know if you have the Galaxy Note on AT&T and whether you have seen the download available on Kies yet or not.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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