While AT&T Galaxy Note users in the US are indeed greeted with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, it unfortunately is not without its own set of problems. If getting the Jelly Bean update later than other users of the Galaxy Note was not enough, a couple of teething problems has come to mar the experience of those who have jumped on to the Jelly Bean bandwagon.
First off, in what can be considered to be the biggest issue that users of the AT&T Galaxy Note users have reported is the lack of the Multi Window View feature, something that they all had though will be integral to the update. After all, the feature was made available to all international users of the Galaxy Note via the Jelly Bean update though unfortunately, the same didn’t apply for US customers of the Samsung device. While there is no explanation available to clarify the omission, many believe it could be performance issues that led to the feature getting axed. However, there are reasons to be disappointed for the Multi Window View feature not making the cut as it was something that has made the Galaxy Note 2 that much more desirable. Also, having the same at the first gen Galaxy Note would have added to its functionality despite its age.
Another major issue that the Galaxy Note owners who have updated to Jelly Bean have to deal with is batter drain that has increased abnormally. Some users have reported having lost 66 percent of battery within just 20 minutes of usage. While this is subjective as it’s not known as different apps have different effect on the battery, what has become amply clear is that users are having to face increased battery drain post the Jelly Bean update on the whole.
If all of the above aren’t enough, many of the users are also complaining their Galaxy Note have slowed down significantly with Jelly Bean on board. This, when Jelly with its Project Butter enhancements are supposed to made the device perform better and faster.
Let’s hope AT&T has the solution to the above issues ready son enough.