Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Update: Owners Of Tablet Gets Acces To Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, Superior S-Pen Support, Daydream Functions & Lock Screen Widget
By Staff Writer | September 03, 2013 06:03 PM EDT
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 update has arrived for its owner, unlike for the ill-fated update that has faced the Samsung Galaxy S3 users. It’s been available for more than a month now. The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the device has been out for weeks now and the upgrade brings a bevy of new features for the gadget’s owners.
Once the latest update is installed on Galaxy Note 8.0, users will enjoy an improved level of performance through superior S Pen support, the daydream function and a lock-screen widget.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update is now available in the U.K. and Germany and according to SammyHub will also be introduced into other regions as well.
The roll out began early August for Samsung Galaxy Note 8, with users from the U.K. and Germany as one of the first tablet owners to get the Android upgrade. .
The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the tablet could be picked up via Kies in Germany or through an Over The Air (OTA) update.
On the other hand, new owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Wi-Fi version is not only getting a Jelly Bean update but a boatload of freebies from the company as well.
According to Android Police, aside from the $25 Google Play credit, Hulu Plus and Boingo Wifi access new Note 8 owners usually gets, they can also avail of 50GB of free storage at Dropbox for two years and earn $50 credit in Samsung’s WatchON movie store. The Android-focused blog said that the Dropbox and WatchON perks are brand new and is not even indicated in the terms and conditions of the perks offer.
Jelly Bean update, nothing major
The Android 4.2 update by no means signal a major improvement for the Samsung tablets, but it makes the much-loved Photo Sphere and Google Now available to users.
The update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 LTE (GT-N5120) can be downloaded via Samsung’s Kies desktop software. The battery needs to be fully charge since the update is a large one.
Tech 2 reported that it has been rumored that the South Korean tech giant will skip the 4.2 update for its Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S4 devices and instead go directly for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
At the moment, Samsung is pushing its lesser-used handsets to Android 4.2 including Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus and some versions of the Galaxy Tab.
The tech manufacturer sees Android 4.2 to be too small a stepping stone between versions 4.1 and 4.3, observed Tech 2. The flagship devices, which have served as a boon for the company’s bottomline, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will take the major step to be up-to-date.
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