One of the main issues with Samsung devices that run Android – or any device that is powered by that particular operating system in fact – is the huge fragmentation issue that accompanies it. More often than not, powerful and high-end devices are often running outdated versions of Android, meaning that consumers are often missing out on features that have been integrated into new builds. This issue is something that we will likely see in the future as we continue to move forward and won’t go away anytime soon.
The latest reports which are doing the rounds in the online Android-based communities are showing that the first leak of the Jelly Bean OTA update for the two extremely popular Samsung slates is now available for download, namely the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. Samsung themselves have already given public confirmation that owners of the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be getting Android 4.1 in the near future, but the leaked Jelly Bean OTA update files for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has come as a surprise, considering there has been no official discussion on this matter, yet. While the leaked builds that we are seeing are extremely early internal offerings and by no means represent a finished product that is ready for release, it is indeed fantastic news for disillusioned Samsung tablet owners who have been wondering about the future of their device’s software.
The initial leak of the Jelly Bean OTA update for the aforementioned tablets is currently only compatible with the 3G models of the devices, and notfor the Wi-Fi only models. It is also worth noting that anyone who actually takes the plunge and flashes their device with the OTA update can expect to encounter a number of bugs and issues, considering this is an extremely early build. For those who are not brave enough to continue with the installation, exercise a little patience and wait for Samsung to release the official OTA update for public use.