We all know Samsung has been working on Jelly Bean (4.1) update for Galaxy Note, although this Korean company never officially confirm or announce this update. The information we have is the update may be rolled out as early as in December. and most users will get it in Q1/2013. There is no information on Jelly Bean 4.2 update yet.
Anyway, the waiting is almost over. Now, let’s list the top 10 anticipated features in this Jelly Bean 4.,1 update for our more-than-one-year-old Galaxy Note. For Top 10 new features in ICS update, please read this post: http://www.allaboutgalaxynote.com/top-10-new-features-in-galaxy-note-after-ics-update/
All these features are available on Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note 8.0 already.
1. Faster, smoother, and more responsive as claimed by Google
Thanks to Project Butter, one major improvement in Jelly Bean is the performance: faster, smoother and more responsive. Of course, I guess Samsung’s TouchViz UI may degrade the performance a bit. Some carriers’ bloatware may also have negative impact on the performance.
But overall, we should notice significant performance improvement.
2. Google Now
It is a shame that Google Now has not got sufficient attention. Google Now is a true innovation on getting relevant information on a mobile device. It makes you the master, not the salve, of the information. Just as claimed by Google, Google Now gets you just the right information at just the right time. If you do not have any Jelly Bean devices now, you may get more info on the Google Now offical site
3. Multi Window
Yes, you can run two apps side by side. Although very limited apps are compatible with multi window at this time, it is a really nice feature for a 5.3″ screen. Of course, this feature is best for Galaxy Note’s bigger brother Note 10.1.
4. Offline voice typing
In Jelly Bean, a new embedded speech recognizer lets you use Voice Typing even when you don’t have an Internet connection.
5. New notification system
The notification system will have significant improvements: more info and more controls. Notifications from the some app will be grouped and you can take actions directly in notification page. You may also identify the apps generating the notification and disable the annoying notifications from such apps.
Hopefully, Samsung will not chop off too much.
6. Smart stay
Screen will be bright as long as you are looking at it! Although it will not save much battery juice because of the involvement of the front camera, it makes your Note more personal.
7. Direct call
This trick was first introduced in Galaxy S3. Your phone looks smarter than others: it knows when you want to talk, who you want to talk When you look at it, smart stay comes!!
8. Photo note
Add notes on the back of your photo!!
9. Air view
Hovering your S Pen over photo gallery, messages, planner…will give you the preview of the items without opening them!!!
Due to differences in S Pen, this feature may be not available for Galaxy Note.
10. S Note 2.0
There are a lot of improvements in S Note app in Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note 10.1. Most of such improvements will very likely be brought to Galaxy Note’s Jelly Bean update.
What are the features you are expecting for this coming Jelly Bean update for your Note?