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Android Update For Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Hits Europe

2012 November 9

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is one of the most impressive Android tablets on the market. Although devices like this have a long way to go before they can compete with the likes of the iPad range from Apple, they offer excellent functionality for those who prefer the Android OS.


Of course, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a larger, full sized tablet version of the South Korean manufacturer’s ‘phablet’ line of Galaxy Note products. The original Galaxy Note was launched last year and has so far sold over 12 million units despite many doubting the large screen format would be popular. More recently, the 5.5 inch screened Galaxy Note 2 was launched and Samsung has announced it has hit three three million sales mark in just over a month.


If you own the full sized Galaxy Note 10.1 in Europe, you can expect to receive a notification that a software update is available very soon. The update to Android Jellybean 4.1 has already kicked off in Germany, so we can expect it to roll out across Europe very soon.


If you carry out the software update, you can expect a host of performance enhancements, with the visual differences being more subtle than those between Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich. Some native apps have received a makeover though, and you will also see a redesigned Qwerty keyboard and the introduction of Google Now.


The update will come at a data cost of around 300MB, so connecting to a Wi-Fi network is a must for anyone who decides to carry out the update. Even if you are lucky enough to have an unlimited data plan, you will certainly want to plug the tablet into a charger before performing the update.


The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 remains and attractive option for Android fans, although it is far from being as popular as the Apple iPad range. Competition for the device in the Android market is about to hot up though, as Google gears up to launch its Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets (7 inch and 10 inch screens respectively) with Android Jellybean 4.2 as standard and at a much lower price.

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