We have some good news for many of you Samsung Galaxy Tab owners this holiday season. It looks like Samsung has finished putting their finishing touches on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Tab 2. New reports are coming in that the Tab 2 7-inch has started receiving the update to Jelly Bean in multiple regions over the past few days. What's even better is how similar it looks to the Nexus 7 now.
For now this appears to only be for branded Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch models, and none in the US yet. Usually we see updates for WiFi editions first but it's been confirmed to be rolling out in Italy, Greece, Spain, Germany, Romania and Slovenia for Vodafone customers. Maybe they're starting small before pushing out to major regions. The screenshots below look promising complete with expandable notifications and all.
According to SamMobile the update is arriving as we speak over the air, as well as the usual Samsung Kies software for those who'd rather not wait. Looking at the screenshots provided Samsung has blended their smartphone TouchWiz UX in with how Google's released Jelly Bean for the Nexus 7. The end result is a fine blend that actually looks quite neat.
I've never been the biggest fan of TouchWiz for tablets, but this time around Samsung appears to have done an excellent job blending their idea of Android with what Google has put in place regarding the user interface. Hopefully more Galaxy Tabs like the 10-inch model, as well as older 7.7 Tabs and more all get the same treatment fairly soon. More details on the Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch fan be found below. If you're in one of those locations with a Vodafone Tab 2 give the update a try today.