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Let’s give it up to the South Korean company for the great news they have just hit us with regarding the rolling out of the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Note (SHV-E160S).  But let’s go back to October 2011 when we have all witnessed the South Korea-based phone maker launch of nothing else but its first phablet. Connected to this we can jump to the 5.3 incher that has now entered the category of devices that will receive Android Jelly Bean, so great news.

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If this upcoming option for users to update Samsung Galaxy Note to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean does not stand as clear proof that the  South Korean company is taking all the necessary steps in the right direction to ensure an advanced and efficient support experience – then I do not know what else could reflect this. It is clear that the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update ensures the biggest impact in the field of upgrades since Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This also comes at the right and proper time taking into consideration that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update did not come with major updates and changes in terms of UI, but an update on your Samsung Galaxy Note to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean will surely tick this box, as there are a series of improvements you will immediately notice.

Now let’s just look into it a little bit more and see why this Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is so much appreciated now and what novelties and improvements it comes up with: first and foremost we need to highlight the so popular Google Now, the very cool and smooth Project Butter, expandable notifications, and many other performance and stability improvements. But besides all of these that perhaps were rather anticipated already, the firmware update will also sport Samsung’s Nature UX interface on the Galaxy Note.

In addition, when it comes to the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Note we can also speak of Samsung’s Multi View from the Galaxy Note 2, Page Buddy, customizable Notifications area, Smart Rotation, Samsung’s cloud services, the features that have been initially designed for the Galaxy S3 like Direct Call, Smart Stay, or Pop-up Play, more Widgets, and 2 Home screen modes.

If you are already wondering, be informed that the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Note (SHV-E160S) shall be available through both KIES or OTA. If you do decide to go with the later method, then we highly suggest that you have your device connected to a WiFi Hotspot given the size of the firmware update.

But if you happened not to have already received the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update notification on your Samsung Galaxy Note, you should very fast wrap this idea around your head and just go for it manually, this is an alternative option. What you need to do to go ahead with this is that you must go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update > Check for updates.

So this was all and I do hope you are excited about the news as we are too. We have long awaited for some improvements in this chapter and it seems that it was pretty much worth it. Now let us know if you have already  received the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update on your Samsung Galaxy Note SHV-E160S? Looking forward to your feedback as soon as possible.

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There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool