Samsung Galaxy Note 2 May Not Ship with Android 4.1
If you were hoping Sammy would stick with the times and release a cutting-edge device with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on board, you may be mistaken. Numerous reports, including a new one from KoreaITTimes tout an impressive listing of specifications and features, but Android 4.1 doesn’t appear to be among them.
Instead, the Galaxy Note 2 may be shipping with plain old Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, if you could call it plain and/or old. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to many, because most high-end Android devices nowadays come with Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.
Jelly Bean has shipped with a select few devices so far, including the Google Nexus 7 tablet, where it debuted. However, if it’s any consolation, it is expected that if the Galaxy Note 2 will indeed come with ICS, a Jelly Bean update should soon be made available.
A few Samsung devices could possibly receive ICS updates soon, including the Galaxy S3.
As we told you above, the Galaxy Note 2 will probably include a few other specifications one can call impressive. International versions will run on the 1.5 GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor and 1 GB RAM, while U.S. variants with 4G LTE may get a dual-core Snapdragon S4 and 2 GB RAM.
This is the exact same setup for the international and American versions of the Galaxy S3. A larger 5.5-inch screen with 1280 x 800 resolution is a huge probability, as is a 12-megapixel camera at the back.