It’s hard to believe that some popular devices from last year have yet to receive Android Jelly Bean, but it’s true. Two of them have just received the software and I’m talking about Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and 7.0.


The appeal of getting the update is the speed of Project Butter, that makes the devices completely lag-free. Having tested both tablet models last year, I can say that they were a bit laggy initially, especially in games like Mass Effect Infiltrator. TouchWiz had a big role in making the devices sluggish, to be honest. Google Now is also available now, via the same update, giving you info about traffic, your daily commute and sports scores, to name just a few.

The notifications area has also been expanded, now allowing the user to take action straight from the notification, without having to go to the app that pulled the notification. Each of the tablets get their own set of new features, so for example the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 now comes with Lock Screen icons, while the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 gets updated with Pop Up Play and All Share will let you transfer fiels via wireless from your home PC to the phone or tablet.

The updates are OTA.