Even though Verizon is not known for having a speedy update approval process, owners of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 are finally about to win the Jelly Bean lottery. The OTAs will bring each device up to Android 4.1.2.



The full list of changes is pretty significant for both tablets. Naturally, a bump from ICS to JB will bring Google Now, offline voice typing, expandable notifications, and several other enhancements and bug fixes. Additionally, each tablet will receive a number of improvements to Samsung's own software:

Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (pdf)

  • New: All Share
  • New: Pop Up Play
  • New: Group Cast
  • New: Floating Keyboard
  • Changes to Mini Apps
  • Changes to Status Bar layout
  • Sync & Connect email updates
  • Movies purchased from the Google Play store can be viewed
  • Backup Assistant & Media has been improved
  • Faster and Smoother screen transitions
  • Free Style Widget
  • Automatic widget size adjustment

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (pdf)

  • Changes to the Notification Panel
  • Added lock screen icons
  • VPN Client has been moved to the Settings Menu.
  • Event list frame has been added to Calendar
  • Zooming solution in the user interface has been implemented
  • Translucent icons can now be non-translucent or opaque
  • Sync and Connect email server has been updated
  • Improvements have been made to Back Up Assistant Plus
  • Music player application has been updated

Pages for the recently approved updates are currently adorned with the words "Coming Soon," generally meaning notifications should start appearing in the next few days. The OTAs are fairly large at 549.6 MB for the Tab 2 7.0 and 511.7 MB for the Tab 2 10.1, so a speedy Wi-Fi connection is definitely recommended.

Verizon Support [Tab 2 7.0, Tab 2 10.1]

Cody Toombs
Cody is a Software Engineer and Writer with a mildly overwhelming obsession with smartphones and the mobile world. If he’s been pulled away from the computer for any length of time, you might find him talking about cocktails and movies, sometimes resulting in the consumption of both.

  • http://www.yepi8.org/ yepi8

    Samsung is one of the brands I choose, their products quite perfect

  • northerngreeneyes

    Where do I go to upgrade?

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      Based on the update docs, these are only OTA updates, so you will just have to tap on "Check For Updates" on the tablet. As far as we know, it's not available yet, but it should be pretty soon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nabil.abey Nabil Abey

    When can i update my software???

  • XxSumYunGuyxX

    Personally, I think the update isn't nearly as easy to use as the last one. Also, I hate it when updates include software that more forcefully pushes software on you. I like Google, but I get the feeling I'm having software forced down my throat. I mention Microsoft, who is the king of doing such a thing. I hope this isn't a sign that Google is gearing up for a similar FORCE DOWNLOAD change.

  • http://www.yepi-yepi.com/ Yepi

    They need to update frequently. I think so

  • http://www.yepididi.com/ Yepi Didi

    I will try it soon

  • http://yepi4u.com/ kizi1990

    i hate update this soft frequently

  • http://most.yepididi.com/ Yepi Juegos

    current and upcoming 4.2.2 5 whip