The next lucky Android handset selected for the Jelly Bean update is Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Verizon has released the Android 4.1.2 update with several enhancements to existing applications and bug fixes.
Samsung Smart Switch, an interesting feature that accompanies the update, allows easy data transfer between devices. The update also includes enhancements to existing applications, such as SMS text messaging, VZ Navigator, ISIS Mobile Wallet, Backup Assistant Plus and Exchange Active Sync. The handset will also be able to use Multiple Window Apps, which let you manipulate several apps simultaneously. It also provides access to new ringtones downloadable from VZTonesapp.
You can download languages and access them directly from the keyboard. Bug fixes solve syncing issues, so you will no longer see duplicate calendar events when synched via Facebook or other apps. They also remove Zappos, and provide better alarm clock options and other security patches. The updated dialer will be capable of filtering by name. Further, the Backup Assistant Plus will start allowing automatic setup. The update enables the device to notify you when it enters Airplane mode.
Android Jelly Bean touts a host of improvements from its predecessor, including a more responsive user interface, enhanced home screen that adapts to content, personalization via Google Now, and a smoother experience. The ten-minute over-the-air (OTA) update can be performed by following the steps on the website of Verizon Wireless.
Statistics revealed by Google’s Android Developers show that Jelly Bean, which currently powers 28.4% of worldwide Android devices, overtook Ice Cream Sandwich to become the second most used Android OS. Ginger Bread, which retains its lead position, powers 38.4% of existing devices. Undoubtedly, Jelly Bean will become the most used Android OS in the foreseeable future.