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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Jelly Bean update hits Brits

Samsung's larger Tab 10.1 tablet appears to be receiving the long-awaited update in the UK.

Samsung's larger Galaxy Tab 2 tablet appears to be getting its gob stuffed with Jelly Beans, as reports suggest the long-awaited update is arriving on UK devices.

The Android 4.1.1 update is arriving on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, SamMobile reports, though it seems only the Wi-Fi model is being upgraded for now. One eager tweeter also got in touch to let us know the update had arrived on his UK tablet. If you've seen the update landing on your device, let me know in the comments, and be sure to say which country you live in to help inform other 'droid devotees. 

The update brings Samsung's larger tablet onto a more recent version of Android, though it's not quite as cutting-edge as the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update, which is currently the preserve of devices such as the Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 10.

It's not quite up-to-date then, but Jelly Bean on the Tab 2 10.1 will introduce features such as Google Now, which gives you Google results and reminders based on your location and search history.

Notifications have been given a makeover too, and widget adjustment has been tweaked so that other widgets will kindly shift out the way when you organise items on your homescreens. Don't expect a massive visual change from the update though, as Samsung is filtering the update through its own-brand TouchWiz interface.

The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 earned a solid three stars in our review, in which we praised the design and responsive screen, but criticised the high price and stutter when playing 1080p movies. While only about half a year old, it's fair to say the Tab 2 10.1 has already been outpaced by spangly new tablets such as the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, which is also made by Samsung.

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