Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note Jelly Bean update brings Nature UX and Multi View

Daniel Bader

November 5, 2012 4:09pm

Users of the Samsung Galaxy Note are in for a treat when the update to Jelly Bean arrives “late December.” According to a leaked version of the software for international users, Android 4.1.1 for the Galaxy Note will bring the company’s Nature UX and a few other nifty features found on the Note II, including Air View and Multi View.

Air View is the ability to preview galleries and movies without tapping the S Pen on the screen. A small cursor appears when the pen is hovered several centimetres above the screen, allowing you a third way to interact with the device. Multi View, which itself hasn’t been added to the Canadian Galaxy Note II, allows two apps to coexist side by side in landscape mode.

According to SamMobile, the above leaked firmware is not in fact final, and Galaxy Note users will be updated directly to Android 4.1.2, which brings some additional bug fixes to the OS.

We touched on the fact that some Galaxy Note users may feel hard done by, having been succeeded by the Note II after only eight months. But with this update, Samsung should bring most, if not all, functionality of the newer device to its predecessor. Hit the break for a very rough video of the leaked Jelly Bean software for the Galaxy Note.

Source: SamMobile

  • lukeiphone

    I have always been iPhone fan, but now I feel like getting a NOTE II.

  • Gizhola

    Why didn’t they include Multi-view on the North American Note II right out of the gate? I’m hoping there will be an update coming out soon to add it in.

    • askldjf

      most likely the carriers took it out :(. just like how telus took out my fm radio on the s3!

  • Hub

    More Android fragmentation. Go Go Go. ^NOT

  • Matt

    Sammy are very good with fast updates now! Can’t wait to get this update!!!

  • dk

    Really impressed with samsungs ability to update their devices…but man I just can’t handle the whizz

  • Matt

    Looking forward to this update.

  • Eric

    touchwiz nature ux has been available on the note since ver 4.0.4. ive been running it for a while now.

    • thepeddle

      If you have been running it for awhile now where did you get it?? And this article is talking about an “official” release not some custom rom install…as the note is still under the year warranty for people, not everyone wants to root and flash new roms or launchers…

  • Midg82

    I really hope this includes the update for allshare to allshare play.

    Having a native pc remote access app is awesome

  • Henaway

    Would be nice to see jelly bean for the s2. Come on Samsung…show us some love!

  • tkim

    So is it even worth buying a Note 2 anymore?
    If you can get the original note for like 200 dollars cheaper, with all the benefits of jellybean and other s-pen features,
    why not just get the original? lol

    • AWSGuy

      Yes, the Note 2 screen is non-pentile and is pure gorgeous! I am in love with my Note 2!


    As if they didn’t have the multi Window in the North American one yet. Man I’m glad I got the Unlocked International version a couple weeks ago herein Canada. I got the Titanium Grey model and it’s gorgeous, the white kinda looks cheap. It is without a doubt the best device of the year and sales #s are going to be staggering I’m sure. I had the original Galaxy Note and it was kinda laggy and uncomfortable in the hand but they fixed those making the Galaxy Note 2 fast as hell and a little narrower. I couldn’t ask for anything more from Samsung on this on its incredible. I highly recommend it even if you have the original one, – KID ANDROID. ( Team.Android.Canada)

    • billy

      who did you buy yours from and what price?

  • Ron Mexico

    This Note 2 really is phenomenal, Samsung has produced THE device to have AGAIN. Well done Sammy

  • sam

    huuuuuu hhahhhhh yeeeeeeh samsung da best ever introducin a upcomin gallaxy yeeeeeeeeeeee jelly bean u……………

  • dave thans

    Where the f u c k is the update?