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Orange (EE) Updating Samsung Galaxy Note 1 to 4.1.2 :-)

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At last!

About time Orange!

Just saw that AT&T in the states was rolling out an update a few days ago, I wonder what the connection is…

Maybe EE were just embarrassed about being so late?

Anyway Samsung were so lucky… as I had just made a promise to myself that I would be going Nexus 5, as the carriers were so slow with updates.

So to recap I have had 2 updates one to 4.04 and another to 4.1.2 in the 13 months I have had the phone.

They were pushing things this time but… OK.

The plan I have been following is:

Go with a flagship phone from a successful company, who updates.

Go with a phone company that updates.

Next time? 

Well if the Nexus 5 is a good phone, in 11 months, Google may have another customer.


  1. Big hi-resolution screen with LTE.
  2. Removable battery
  3. Upgradeable storage

1 is a dealbreaker, but 2 and 3, I think I can (possibly) live without.

4.1 9 July 2012
  • Smoother user interface:
    • Vsync timing across all drawing and animation done by the Android framework, including application rendering, touch events, screen composition and display refresh
    • Triple buffering in the graphics pipeline
  • Enhanced accessibility
  • Bi-directional text and other language support
  • User-installable keyboard maps
  • Expandable notifications
  • Ability to turn off notifications on an app specific basis
  • Shortcuts and widgets can automatically be re-arranged or re-sized to allow new items to fit on home screens
  • Bluetooth data transfer for Android Beam
  • Offline voice dictation
  • Tablets with smaller screens now use an expanded version of the interface layout and home screen used by phones.[86]
  • Improved voice search
  • Improved camera app
  • Google Wallet (for the Nexus 7)
  • High-resolution Google+ contact photos[87]
  • Google Now search application
  • Multichannel audio[83]
  • USB audio (for external sound DACs)[83]
  • Audio chaining (also known as gapless playback)[83][88][89]
  • Stock Android browser is replaced with the Android mobile version of Google Chrome in devices with Android 4.1 preinstalled[90]
  • Ability for other launchers to add widgets from the app drawer without requiring root access
4.1.1 23 July 2012
  • Fixed a bug on the Nexus 7 regarding the inability to change screen orientation in any application
4.1.2 9 October 2012[91]
  • Lock/home screen rotation support for the Nexus 7[92]
  • One-finger gestures to expand/collapse notifications[93]
  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements

Written by SilverWav

May 6, 2013 at 10:59 am