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Now that the various sizes of the Galaxy Tab 3 are on the brink of release, it's time for Samsung to update a few of its older tablets... to Android 4.1.2. Commence grumbling about the sad state of the manufacturer/carrier update system. AT&T's LTE version of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (SGH-I497) is next on the list - since the tablet launched on AT&T's network back in November with a 4.0 operating system that was only a year out of date, it's almost fitting that the 4.1 update is coming almost exactly a year after Jelly Bean was introduced on the Nexus 7. Rabble, rabble.

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The 4.1.2 OTA update (I497UCUAMF2) is rolling out right now, though you'll need to use Samsung's Kies program and a PC to apply it. Here are the instructions - it's nothing any reasonably tech-savvy user can't manage. In addition to all the 4.1 software additions, Samsung has improved its Email app. The update comes more than three months after T-Mobile posted the same thing for their Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, four months after Sprint, and a full six months after the WiFi versions got in on the action. Amazingly, Samsung did not try to break the laws of physics by adding a physical home button and white paint to hardware that's already been released.

Samsung also posted the open source code for the 4.1 build of AT&T's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. You can download it here.

Source: Samsung Support

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Bob

    AT&T S3...crickets

  • Martin Nilsson

    Here in Sweden the 10" Wi-fi still hasn't got the update...

  • BDT

    I received my At&T update over-the-air while at work today. It used about 444/445 MB of data usage taking about 10-15 minutes to install.

    I'm not sure why the article states that it can only be loaded via Kies.

  • MrF

    wifi hasn't got the update in the UK either. Not sure which planet this post relates to

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