Given Toshiba's track record with Android updates, I thought I'd never get to write this post. Alas, here it is – Android 4.1.1 is officially rolling out to the Excite 7.7. At first blush, it looks like Toshiba did a good job on this one. It actually uses the new "hybrid UI" (like on the Nexus 7), which leads to a much better experience on smaller slates like the 7.7.


The update clocks in at a cool 348MB, so be prepared to wait for just a bit to grab this Jelly Bean goodness. Past that, though, I see absolutely nothing to complain about – this update really does make a great tablet even better. Go get it!

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    I still don't understand why Toshiba took down the update page right before the JB update went live so we had exactly 0 details or heads up until it hit Cam's device. http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/bulletinDetail.jsp?pf=true&soid=3427583

  • TabletUIfan

    Hybrid UI? you mean the stretched phone UI? it's ugly, annoying and here to stay... I hate Google for that.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      No, I meant Hybrid UI.

  • Adam92Wilkins

    wow so the toshiba thrive 10.1 might actually get an update? To bad I already have cm10 (barely) running on it.

  • tksjewelry

    my excite 10 just updated to jelly bean! YES!

  • DennisHeffernan

    I didn't care for the new UI either, so I installed Apex and overrode it.

  • heat361

    I don't know why it took them long to upgrade it the device is stock android with a whole bunch of bloatware Toshiba apps. They should be on 4.2.1 already

  • L boogie

    Would've loved to see jellybean on the galaxy 7.7 lte without rooting the device, thanks for the horrible support on a wonderful device Samsung and especially Verizon.... but got to play with this tab and it's pretty good and now, just got a whole lot better

  • tonybigs

    Yep, it's the dreaded "phablet" mode.

    Toshiba did not fix:

    1. Inaccurate color tracking at low IRE levels (look at a B&W picture or video -- it is not B&W)
    2. Auto dim/bright on the browser (any browser).
    3. Color banding.

    An upgrade is not enough. Toshiba has to *fix* some things.

  • Will

    Hi, u guys updated via "ServicevStation" installed in the tablet itself?
    I'm here in Aus, still no update available :(

  • RicoDalsegno

    Hi I'm from south Africa been trying to upgrade jelly bean, nothing happens when I press the update button is there something I'm doing wrong?