AT&T Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 gets updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
More than three months after Verizon’s and Sprint’s versions of it got updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is finally getting the new software version too. New, as in new for it, since 4.1 is now more than one year old. Still, if you own a Samsung tablet, getting any sort of update is something you should cherish and celebrate (since it really doesn’t happen often).
Unfortunately, this isn’t going to be an over-the-air rollout, where your tablet notifies you about the update and then you download and install in a few taps. Instead, you’ll need to use Kies, Samsung’s desktop computer software, to initiate the download and make the install. That is less convenient, however it has one big advantage over the OTA method: there’s no staggered rollout. Meaning that the update should be available right now for all Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 units purchased from AT&T.
The update brings you customizable widgets, improved dictionary support, text input, and spell-checking, enhanced Web browsing, better email management, improved security, and Google Now.
However, there are some things you will lose whilst performing the upgrade. Paired Bluetooth devices, APNs, home screen customizations, the app menu sorting, contacts within contact groups, music playlists and music player settings – all these things will disappear.
Full instructions for updating are available here.